Wednesday 15th November 2006 - Earl's Court, Warwick Road, Kensington and Chelsea, SW5 9TA
Hosted by Lindsay Lohan
Please see below for winners highlighted in red
THE WORLD MUSIC AWARDS ANNOUNCES TOP HONOURS FOR INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTARS
The Diamond Award is to be presented to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, in his first UK public appearance in 9 years.
Lindsay Lohan hosting with performances by Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Nelly Furtado, Faithless, Chris Brown among major international artists including Katie Melua (UK), Andrea Bocelli (Italy), Bob Sinclair (France), Enya (Ireland), Dima Bilan (Russia), Tokio Hotel (German), Elissa (Lebanon). Guest presenters include Paris Hilton.
Tonight’s awards will gather the world’s best-selling artists as well as performances from the industries biggest and brightest for a star-studded evening. Voted by the public in the true spirit of world music the winners are as follows:
WORLD'S BEST POP ARTIST:
Madonna "Hung Up" December 2005 Chart Video
Robbie Williams "Rudebox" September 2006 Chart Video
James Blunt "Goodbye My Lover" January 2006 Chart Video
Shakira "Hips Don't Lie" June 2006 Chart Video
Justin Timberlake "Sexyback" September 2006 Chart Video
WORLD'S BEST POP/ROCK ARTIST:
Nelly Furtado "Maneater" June 2006 Chart Video
KT Tunstall "Other Side Of The World" June 2005
Pink "Stupid Girls" March 2006 Chart Video
Gwen Stefani "Luxurious" December 2005 Chart Video
WORLD'S BEST ROCK GROUP:
Coldplay "Talk" January 2006 Chart Video
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Dani California" April 2006 Chart Video
Green Day "Jesus Of Suburbia" January 2006 Chart Video
Keane "Is It Any Wonder" June 2006 Chart Video
WORLD'S BEST RAP/HIP-HOP ARTIST:
Kanye West "Touch The Sky" March 2006 Chart Video
Sean Paul "Give It Up To Me" November 2006 Chart Video
T.I. "Why You Wanna" June 2006 Chart Video
Busta Rhymes "Touch It" June 2006 Chart Video
Chamillionaire "Ridin" August 2006 Chart Video
WORLD'S BEST LATIN ARTIST:
Shakira "Hips Don't Lie" June 2006 Chart Video
Daddy Yankee "Gasolina" July 2005 Chart Video
Juanes "La Camisa Negra" April 2006 Chart Video
WORLD'S BEST DJ:
Bob Sinclair "World Hold On" June 2006 Chart Video
Paul Oakenfold "Faster Kill Pussycat" June 2006
Fatboy Slim "Champion Sound" November 2006
Shapeshifters "Sensitivity" July 2006 Chart Video
Deep Dish "Dreams" April 2006 Chart Video
Best-selling Arabic Artist
Best-selling British Artist
Best-selling German Artist
Best-selling Irish Artist
Best-selling Italian Artist
Best-selling Russian Artist
DIAMOND AWARD Michael Jackson
The World Music Awards will pay tribute to Michael Jackson, a living legend and cultural icon, for his unrivalled contribution to music by honouring him with their prestigious and much coveted Diamond Award. The Diamond Award was created to honour artists who have sold over 100 million albums throughout their career - which for any act is an incredible achievement. It is an award that is not presented every year because it is only for music royalty, so who better to receive it than the undisputed King of Pop. Past recipients of the Diamond Award include Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey, Bon Jovi and Celine Dion.
The World Music Awards are a reflection of genuine public opinion and are achieved by record sales. Sales figures are reported to the organization by the record companies and the national member groups of the IFPI (International Federation of Phonographic Industries).
Lindsay Lohan will be hosting the show, hot from her recent success as host of Saturday Night Live on the CBS network. Performing artists include Beyonce, who will be opening the show with a scintillating performance of DeJa Vu.
The World Music Awards are a remarkable event, synonymous with the highest quality of music entertainment in the world. With a mix of glamour, excitement, global superstars, quality music and the most hi-tech production of all, the World Music Awards has the perfect ingredients for the biggest and best ceremony. Since its inception in 1989 it has continuously pulled in a stellar line-up. Over the years the World Music Awards have put on shows that have seen performances from top selling recording artists including Prince, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Usher, Destiny's Child, Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, 50 Cent, P. Diddy, Outkast, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Kanye West, Avril Lavigne, Whitney Houston, Rod Stewart, The Bee Gees, Bon Jovi, Cher, Carlos Santana, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Andrea Bocelli, Enya, Shania Twain, Alicia Keys, Sheryl Crow, Ray Charles, Julio Iglesias and many more. These awards continue to attract the biggest names in the world of music and each year is another who’s who of music royalty and 2006 will be no exception!
Year on year the World Music Awards gets bigger and better with relentless media interest from around the world. The World Music Awards have been instrumental in helping many artists achieve global success as it puts artists in front of a huge global TV audience and has more reach then any other music awards show. Due to the musical diversity and performances by acts from every corner of the world, many artists attend this event in order to help reach markets they have never been exposed to.