Filipina singer Sarah Geronimo was honored during the 22nd edition of the World Music Awards held in Monaco last May 27.
Sarah won in the Best-selling Filipino Artist category during the star-studded ceremony that took place at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club.
The Popstar Princess is one of 20 artists from several countries in the world—including the United States, Great Britain, China, and Korea—who received the award.
The World Music Awards, which returns after a three-year hiatus, recognizes the top music acts from around the globe.
The awarding ceremony featured performances of world-renowned artists including Grammy-winning singer Mariah Carey who received the Pop Icon Award for having sold over 200 million records. She also received a special award for being the Best-selling Singles Artist in America.
Miley Cyrus, who was nominated for 14 categories in total for the ceremony, won Best Pop Video for "Wrecking Ball" and Best Female Act.
One Direction, the boy band that is slated to perform in the Philippines by 2015, won awards for being the World’s Best-selling Group, World’s Best-selling Pop Act and Best-selling British Act.
Han Geng, who used to be a member of South Korean boy band Super Junior, won the World's Best Male Artist award as voted by fans.
Meanwhile, the K-pop boy band EXO earned an award for being the Best-selling Korean Act.
The World Music Awards were founded by Prince Albert II of Monaco in 1989. According to its official website, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) provides the organization with the names of the best-selling artists from the major record buying territories. The world's best-selling recording artists in each category are determined by a thorough inquiry conducted by the organization that includes sales figures and record certifications over the past year.
Here is the complete list of winners at the World Music Awards:
World's Best-selling Recording Act – One Direction
World's Best Female Artist (voted by fans) - Miley Cyrus
World's Best Male Artist (voted by fans) – Han Geng
World's Best Group – One Direction
World's Best-selling recording Act – One Direction
World's Best Pop Act – One Direction
World’s Best Pop Rock Male Artist – Justin Timberlake
World's Best Pop Rock Female Artist – Miley Cyrus
World’s Best Rock Act – Imagine Dragons
World’s Best R&B Act – Beyonce
World’s Best Rap/Hip Hop Act – Eminem
World's Best Alternative Act – Lorde
World's Best Alternative Group (voted by fans) – Fall Out Boy
World’s Best EDM Act – Daft Punk
World's Best EDM Artist (voted by fans) – Avicii
World's Best New Artist – Lorde
World's Best Video – “Wrecking Ball,” 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
NATIONAL BEST-SELLING ARTISTS
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 – Sarah Geronimo
Best-selling Portuguese Artist – Tony Carreira
Best-selling Russian Artist – Grigory Leps
Best-selling Scandinavian Artist – Avicii
Best-selling Spanish Artist – David Bisbal