Coldplay wins big at World Music Awards’08
If Coldplay didn’t get the MTV European Music Award, it doesn’t mean they don’t deserve it.
The British band was crowned the world’s top-selling act of 2008 at the World Music Awards (WMAs) in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Their album Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends topped charts in the United States, Britain, Japan, Germany, France and elsewhere. The band was also named the WMA’s rock act of the year at an awards ceremony, although they were not there to accept it.
Alongside Coldplay, Leona Lewis became the night’s big winner.
All-star 20th annual World Music Awards was held this Sunday. The glam even was hosted by former Destiny’s Child Michelle Williams and Desperate Housewives star Jesse Metcalfe. Actress Denise Richards was also to co-host the awards but missed her flight and couldn’t visit the ceremony.
The show was opened by Beyoncé Knowles rocking the stage performing ‘Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It).’ Beyoncé also received the Outstanding Contribution to the Arts award.
Here’s the comprehensive list of World Music Awards 2008 winners:
World’s Best Pop Female Artist – Leona Lewis
World’s Best Pop Male Artist – Kid Rock
World’s Best Pop/Rock Female Artist – Amy Winehouse
World’s Best Pop/Rock Male Artist – Kid Rock
World’s Best Rock Act – Coldplay
World’s Best Selling Recording Act – Coldplay
World’s Best R & B Artist – Alicia Keys
World’s Best New Artist – Leona Lewis
World’s Best Hip Hop/Rap Artist – Lil Wayne
World’s Best DJ – DJ Laurent Wolf
Diamond Award – Ringo Starr (on behalf of The Beatles)
Outstanding Contribution to the Arts – Beyonce
Special Achievement Award – Mariah Carey
R & B Male – Chris Brown
Best New R & B Act – Estelle
Biggest Internet Artist – Akon
Legend Award – LA Reid
The annual awards honor artists based on worldwide sales figures provided by IFPI, a London-based body representing the recording industry.
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