Friday, 30 May 2014

Photos : D'banj Wins 'Best Selling African Artist'

D'banj won the 'Best Selling African Artist' at the 2014 World Music Awards that held on Tuesday May 27 at the Sporting Monte-Carlo in Monte-Carlo, Monaco beating other top contenders 2face Idibia, Akon, Banky W, Darey Art Alade, Davido, Fally Ipupa, Femi kuti, Ice Prince, Iyanya, Fuse ODG, amongst other star acts.  

Out of 73 nominations for Nigerians, Dbanj emerged as the only Nigerian Winner at the show. Nominations, which were revealed earlier in the year, saw almost 20 Nigerian music artistes vie for several awards including ‘World Best Song’, ‘World Best Album’ and ‘World Best Live Act.’ Nominees included 2face Idibia, Waje, Psquare, Iyanya, Tiwa Savage, Banky W, Femi Kuti, Praiz, Modenine, and Seyi Shay, among others. ‘

See full list of winners after the cut.

World best-selling Recording Act One Direction
World Best Male Artist as voted on by fans Han Geng
World Best Group One Direction
World Best-selling recording Act One Direction
World Best Pop Act One Direction
World Best Pop Rock Male Artist Justin Timberlake
World Best Pop Rock Female Artist Miley Cyrus
World Best Rock Act Imagine Dragons
World Best R & B Act Beyonce
World Best Rap/Hip Hop Act Eminem
World Best Alternative Act Lorde
World Best Alternative Group (voted by the fans) Fall Out Boy
World Best EDM Act Daft Punk
World Best EDM Artist (voted by the fans) Avicii World Best New Artist Lorde
World best Video Miley Cyrus

Greek Legend Sakis
Latin Legend Ricky Martin
Outstanding Contribution to Dance Music Flo Rida
Icon Award Mariah Carey
Best selling singles artist in America Mariah Carey
Best female as voted on by fans Miley Cyrus

Best-selling American Artist Eminem
Best-selling Australasian Artist Lorde
Best-selling Azerbaijan Artist Emin
Best-selling Benelux Artist Stromae
Best-selling Canadian Artist Michael Buble
Best-selling Chinese Artist Chris Lee
Best-selling British Act One Direction
Best-selling French Artist Daft Punk
Best-selling German Artist Helen Fischer
Best-selling Indonesian Artist Anggun
Best-selling Italian Artist Ligabue
Best-selling Korean Act EXO
Best-selling Latin Artist Shakira
Best-selling Japanese Artist AKB48
Best-selling Philippines Artist Sara Geronimo
Best-selling Portuguese Artist Tony Carreira
Best-selling Russian Artist Grigory Leps
Best-selling Scandinavian Artist Avicii
Best-selling Spanish Artist David Bisbal
Best-selling African Artist D’banj
D'banj at the World Music Awards 2014 event, Monaco. Photo: Twitter2134D'banj on the Red Carpet

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