In honor of the World Music Awards which will be taking place tomorrow, May 28, 2014 in Monte Carlo, Monaco, I've decided to create a collection dedicated to past winners of the international awards ceremony. This year's red carpet event before the show will also be live-streamed--check out the YouTube link on the card for the stream!
To vote for this year's nominees, visit: http://www.worldmusicawards.com/index.php/vote/
The World Music Awards is an international awards show founded in 1989 under the high patronage of Albert II, Prince of Monaco and is based in Monte-Carlo. Awards are presented to the world's best-selling artists in the various categories and to the best-selling artists from each major territory. Sales figures are provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Nine awards are voted online by the public. The awards are gold-plated, each depicting an artist holding the world, and are designed and manufactured by R.S. Owens & Co. who also make the Oscars.
Awards that are given at the annual show include the following, and are all voted for online by the general public:
- World's Best Male Artist
- World's Best Female Artist
- Best Group
- Best Electronic Dance Music Artist
- Entertainer of the Year
- Best Live Act
- Best Song
- Best Album
- Best Video
Additionally, the World Music Awards awards individual artists and industry professionals with the Legend Award and the Diamond Award.
The LEGEND AWARD was created to honor top recording artists who have made outstanding contributions to the Music Industry. The DIAMOND AWARD is presented to those select top-selling artists who have sold over 100 million Albums during their career. It is not presented every year.