Celine Dion took Legendary Award, Mika triumphant with four winnings plus Akon at three points.
Celine Dion took a prestigious honor at 2007 World Music Awards that was held yesterday (November 4) in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. The singer was handed Legendary Award, for her voice "soothes the world's hearts and creates smiles of love across the face of the world".
Dion addressed her family in her acceptance speech saying, "Every time I go on stage, it's all of them going on stage with me." She also performed the first single and title track of her album 'Taking Chances' which will be released on November 13.
Avril Lavigne who just won MTV Europe Music Awards took home Best Selling Pop/Rock Female Artist as well as Best Selling Canadian Artist. However, the big winner that night was Mika who took Best Selling Pop/Rock Male Artist, Best Selling New Artist, Best Selling Male Entertainer, and Best Selling British Artist. Unfortunately he couldn't make his scheduled performance due to lyringitis.
Below Mika is Akon who took three awards at a time, Best Selling R'n'B Male Artist, Best Selling African Artist and Best Selling Internet Artist. "Your are the witnesses to seeing me receive any kind of award for music for the first time in my life," he said while receiving the awards. Rihanna who came to the event in stunning green dress beat Beyonce Knowles, Shakira and Cascada to win Best Selling Pop Artist.
Other winners include rock band Mana for Best Selling Latin group, Cascada for Best Selling German Artist, and David Guetta for Best Selling DJ. For more winners log on to WorldMusicAwards.com. The event that was hosted by TV star Julian McMahon will be broadcast in U.K. on November 7 on Channel 4 and in other 160 countries in the coming weeks.
Winners of 2007 World Music Awards:
- Bestselling Pop/Rock Female Artist - Avril Lavigne
- Bestselling Pop/Rock Male Artist - Mika
- Bestselling New Artist - Mika
- Best Selling Male Entertainer - Mika
- Bestselling R'n'B Artist - Akon
- Bestselling Internet Artist - Akon
- Bestselling Pop Artist - Rihanna
- Bestselling DJ - David Guetta
- Bestselling Latin Group - Mana
- Legend Award - Celine Dion