Sarah Geronimo is nominated in three separate categories of the World Music Awards.
UPDATE: Last March 27, Sarah was the only Filipina singer included in the nominees of the World Music Awards. However, the latest list now features Regine Velasquez as a nominee in the same three categories where Sarah is also nominated.
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The Popstar Princess is nominated in these categories: World’s Best Female Artist, World’s Best Live Act and World’s Best Entertainer of the Year.
According to its official website, the World Music Awards started in 1989 and its goal is to "honor the best-selling recording artists from every continent.
"The World Music Awards are presented on sales merit and voted by the public on the internet.
“There is no jury involved and the Awards truly reflect the most popular artists as they are determined by the actual fans who vote and buy the records."
To explain how the nominees were chosen, the website indicated: "The national member groups of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) provide the organization with the names of the best-selling artists from the major territories."
In the World’s Best Female Artist category, Sarah is competing against international artists such as Adele, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift, among others.
In the Best Live Act category, Sarah is pitted against Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Kpop group Shinee, and Celine Dion, among others.
In the Best Entertainer of the Year category, Sarah has to compete against Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Christina Aguilera, Ne-Yo, and Celine Dion, among others.
The other categories in the World Music Awards include World's Best Male Artist, Best Group, Best Electronic Dance Music Artist, Best Song, Best Album, and Best Video.