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Mika and rapper Akon were the big winners at the World Music Awards last night.
Flamboyant singer Mika, 24, scooped 4 gongs – he was named Male Entertainer of the Year, the World’s Best-Selling New Artist, the World’s Best-Selling Pop/Rock Male Artist and Britain’s Best-Selling Artist.
Akon – who took home 3 awards at the ceremony in Monte Carlo, Monaco – beat Fergie, Beyoncé Knowles, Timbaland and Rihanna to the coveted R&B artist award, along with being crowned Africa’s Best-Selling Artist and the World’s Best-Selling Internet Artist.
‘You are witness to seeing me receive any kind of award for music the first time in my life,’ Akon, 34, announced in his acceptance speech.
And guests toasted music legend Celine Dion, as she received the prestigious Legend Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.
Celebs at the ceremony included Denise Van Outen, rapper Shaggy, Avril Lavigne, Rihanna, and Nip/Tuck star Julian McMahon.
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World Music Awards 2007 list of winners
Legend Award for Outstanding Contribution to R&B – Patti LaBelle
Legend Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music – Celine Dion
World’s Best-Selling New Artist – Mika
World’s Best-Selling Pop/Rock Male Artist – Mika
World’s Best-Selling Pop/Rock Female Artist – Avril Lavigne
World’s Best-Selling Rap/Hip-Hop Artist – 50 Cent
World’s Best-Selling Rock Group – Linkin Park
World’s Best-Selling R+B Artist – Akon
World’s Best-Selling Pop Female Artist – Rihanna
World’s Best-Selling DJ – David Guetta
World’s Best-Selling Latin Artist – Mana
Male Entertainer of the Year – Mika
Female Entertainer of the Year – Rihanna
World’s Best-Selling Internet Artist – Akon
Best-Selling Artists from around the world:
Africa – Akon
America – Justin Timberlake
Australia – Silverchair
Britain – Mika
Canada – Avril Lavigne
China – Jay Chou
Netherlands – Within Temptation
France – Christophe Willem
Germany – Cascada
Ireland – U2
Italy – Laura Pausini
Middle East – Amr Diab
Russia – Silver
Spain – Miguel Bose
Scandinavia – Nightwish