2001 World Music Awards
The 2001 World Music Awards (13th Annual World Music Awards) were held in the Sporting Club, Monaco on May 2, 2001. The World Music Awards recognise the best selling artists around the world based on statistics supplied by the International Federation of Phonographic Industries (IFPI). The show was later broadcast by ABC on May 28, 2001. The show was hosted by actress Carmen Electra and R&B artist Sisqo. Proceeds from ticket sales to the show go to a Monaco-based children’s charity Monaco Aide Presence whose patron, Prince Albert, is also patron of the World Music Awards. Performers included Ricky Martin, Christina Aguilera, Nelly, Rod Stewart, Anastacia, Aqua, Yannick, Peter Maffay, Alsou, Cheb Mami, Samira Said, Razan and Julio, Jr.
- World's Best Selling Female Latin Artist: Christina Aguilera
- World's Best Selling Latin Group: Santana
- World's Best Selling Male Latin Artist: Ricky Martin
- World's Best Selling New Age Artist: Enya
- World's Best Selling Female Pop Artist: Britney Spears
- World's Best Selling Male Pop Artist: Ricky Martin
- World's Best Selling Pop Group: Backstreet Boys
- World's Best Selling Rap Artist: Eminem
- World's Best Selling Rock Group: Santana
- World's Best Selling R&B Male Artist: Sisqo
- Best Selling African Artist: Yannick
- Best Selling Arab Artist: Cheb Mami
- Best Selling Japanese Artist: Ayumi Hamasaki 
- Best Selling Australian Artist: Zulya Kamalova 
- Best Selling Australian Group: Savage Garden 
- Best Selling Belgian Artist: Lara Fabian
- Best Selling British Group: The Beatles
- Best Selling Female British Artist: Sonic Youth[dubious ]
- Best Selling Chinese Artist: Elva 
- Best Selling French Solo Artist: Helene Segara
- Best Selling German Artist: Peter Maffay
- Best Selling German Group: Pur 
- Best Selling Irish Artist: Enya
- Best Selling Italian Artist: Eros Ramazzotti
- Best Selling Russian Artist: Alsou
- Best Selling Russian Group: B2 
- Best Selling Scandinavian Artist: Aqua
- Best Selling Swiss Artist: Gola
The Diamond Award honors those incredibly successful recording-artists who have sold over 100 million albums during their career. This is the first year that this award was presented.
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- Lara Fabie singing Adaigo at the 2001 World Music Awards.