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After a two-year break, the World Music Awards are back in 2013 to reward the world’s best-selling artists in the various categories and to the best-selling artists from each major territory. Since its creation in 1989 under the patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco, the event has celebrated many international artists including many former Eurovision participants. This year is no exception, quite a few Eurovision entrants are listed among the nominees.

Over the years, many Eurovision artists have been rewarded on several occasions by the World Music Awards. Among the lucky winners one can find Samira Saïd (MA 1980), Céline Dion (CH 1988), Lara Fabian (L 1988), Philip Kirkorov (RUS 1995), t.A.T.u (RUS 2003), Ruslana (UA 2004), Sakis Rouvas (GR 2004, 2009), Dima Bilan (RUS 2006, 2008), Serebro (RUS 2007), DJ BoBo (CH 2007) and Cascada (D 2013).

This year quite a big number of Eurovision participants are listed among the nominees. They are:

Best Song of the Year:

  • Euphoria, by Loreen (S 2012)
  • L’essenziale, by Marco Mengoni (I 2013)
  • Mazal, by Samira Saïd (MA 1980)

Best Album of the Year:

  • A, by Agnetha Faltskog (S 1974, ABBA)
  • Génération Goldman Volume 2 including Amaury Vassili (F 2011), Anggun (F 2012) and Amandine Bourgeois (F 2013)
  • Happy Mistake, by Raphael Gualazzi (I 2011)
  • Pronto a correre, by Marco Mengoni (I 2013)
  • Sans attendre, by Céline Dion (CH 1988)
  • Thérèse – Vivre d’amour, by Natasha St-Pier (F 2001) and Anggun (F 2012)
Best Video of the year:
  • Euphoria, by Loreen (S 2012)
  • L’essenziale, by Marco Mengoni (I 2013)
Best Female Artist of the year:
  • Anggun (F 2012)
  • Anouk (NL 2013)
  • Céline Dion (CH 1988)
  • Loreen (S 2012)
  • Natasha St-Pier (F 2001)
  • Samira Saïd (MA 1980)
Best Male Artist of the year:
  • Dima Bilam (RUS 2006, 2008)
  • Marco Mengoni (I 2013)
  • Michalis Hatzigiannis (CY 1998)
  • Philip Kirkorov (RUS 1995)
  • Sakis Rouvas (GR 2004, 2009)
Best Group of the Year:
  • Serebro (RUS 2007)
Best Live Act of the Year:
  • Anggun (F 2012)
  • Céline Dion (CH 1988)
  • Dima Bilan (RUS 2006, 2008)
  • Loreen (S 2012)
  • Marco Mengoni (I 2013)
  • Natasha St-Pier (F 2001)
  • Philip Kirkorov (RUS 1995)
  • Samira Saïd (MA 1980)
  • Serebro (RUS 2007)

 Best Entertainer of the Year:

  • Anggun (F 2012)
  • Céline Dion (CH 1988)
  • Dima Bilan (RUS 2006, 2008)
  • Loreen (S 2012)
  • Marco Mengoni (I 2013)
  • Natasha St-Pier (F 2001)
  • Philip Kirkorov (RUS 1995)
  • Samira Saïd (MA 1980)
To support and vote for your favorite international singers and Eurovision artists, visit the website of the World Music Awards here. The ceremony is rumored to be staged in Miami, Florida, but dates are still to be confirmed.

 

About the World Music Awards

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. The awards show is broadcast to North and South America, all of Europe, the Middle East, Japan and Southeast Asia, all of China, India, Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, and all of Africa, reaching an estimated worldwide audience of one billion viewers in over 160 countries. The World Music Awards builds hospitals, schools and orphanages through the Monaco Aide et Presence Foundation and the Combonian Missionary Association which assist underdeveloped Areas in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Brazil.

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