[News] OPM, K-Pop stars in World Music Awards
Several OPM stars are among nominees in this year’s World Music Awards to be held on May 27 at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco.
The local pop stars, including Sarah Geronimo, Jed Madela and Christian Bautista, among others, will be going head-to-head against K-pop acts like Big Bang, Girls’ Generation, 2NE1, Super Junior and EXO.
According to the awards’ official website, the event is meant to celebrate “the best-selling most popular recording artists from every major record-buying country.”
Mariah Carey has been confirmed to perform at the event and will also receive the Icon Award for selling over 200 million records.
Other performers are Miley Cyrus, Ricky Martin, Jason Derulo, Fall Out Boy, Flo Rida, Chris Cab, Tinie Tempah, DJ Naughty Boy, James Arthur and former Super Junior member Hangeng.
The winners will be determined based on sales and internet votes.
Fans can vote on the awards website for World’s Best Male Artist, Best Female, Best Group, Best Electronic Dance Music Artist, Best Entertainer of the Year, Best Live Act, Best Song, Best Album and Best Video.
Geronimo is nominated under several categories: World’s Best Song (for “Ikot-ikot”), World’s Best Video, World’s Best Female Artist, Best Live Act, and Best Entertainer of the Year.
Madela is nominated under World’s Best Male Artist, Best Live Act, and Best Entertainer of the Year.
Bautista, on the other hand is nominated under the same categories.
Other Filipino acts figuring in the list are Daniel Padilla (Best Male Artist, Best Live Act, and Best Entertainer of the Year), Regine Velasquez (World’s Best Female Artist, Best Live Act, and Best Entertainer of the Year), and Enrique Gil (Best song “Do The Moves,” in collaboration with Sarah Geronimo and apl.de.ap).
Some of the nominees are:
For World’s Best Group: 2NE1, APink, Akdong Musician, B.A.P, B1A4, Big Bang, Busker Busker, CNBLUE, EXO, Girl’s Day, Girls’ Generation, KARA, M.C The Max, SHINee, Sistar19, SM The Ballad, Super Junior, Tohoshinki and Wonder Girls.
For World’s Best Song: Leehi’s “1234,” Akdong Musician’s “200,” Rain’s “30Sexy,” Super Junior’s “Blue World,” Kim Jaejoong’s “Butterfly,” Sarah Geronimo feat. Enrique Gil and apl.de.ap’s “Do The Moves,” Psy’s ”Gangnam Style” and “Gentleman,” Akdong Musician’s “Give Love” and “Melted,” EXO’s “Growl,” Hyorin’s “Hello/Goodbye,” Sarah Geronimo’s “Ikot Ikot,” Ailee’s “Invitation” and “Singing Got Better,” Busker Busker’s “Love At First Sight,” Seo In Guk’s “Loved You,” 2NE1′s “Missing You,” Davichi’s “Missing You Today,” Park Ji Yoon’s “Mr. Lee,” Troublemaker’s “Now,” Hyolyn’s “One Way Love,” Junggigo and Soyou’s “Some,” Girl’s Day’s “Something,” TVXQ’s “Something” and “Very Merry Xmas,” Eunhyuk & Donghae’s “Still You,” M.C. The Max’s “Wind That Blows” and K.Will’s “You Don’t Know Love.”
For World’s Best Album: KARA, CNBLUE, G-Dragon, 2NE1, SHINee, B.A.P, 2PM, Ailee, Girls’ Generation, Super Junior M, TVXQ, Kim Jaejoong and SM The Ballad.
For World’s Best Video: Rain, Ailee, Akdong Musician, Super Junior, Hangeng, G-Dragon, Sarah Geronimo, Big Bang, Psy, Troublemaker, Hyolyn, Junggigo & Soyou, Girl’s Day, TVXQ, Eunhyuk & Donghae, M.C The Max and K.Will.
Nominees for World’s Best Female Artist include Ailee, Hyolyn, Hyuna, IU, Regine Velasquez and Sarah Geronimo.
Kim Hyun Joong is a nominee for World’s Best Male Artist, along with JYJ’s Jaejoong, G-Dragon, Henry Lau, 2PM Junho, Lee Seung Chul, K.Will, Psy, Seo In Guk, Super Junior’s Siwon, Hangeng, Christian Bautista, Daniel Padilla and Jed Madela.
For Best Live Act, nominees include 2NE1, 2PM, APink, Ailee, Akdong Musician, B1A4, Big Bang, Busker Busker, Christian Bautista, CNBLUE, Daniel Padilla, EXO, G-Dragon, Girls’ Day, Girls’ Generation, Hangeng, Henry Lau, Hyolyn, Hyuna, IU, Jed Madela, Junggigo & Soyou, 2PM’s Junho, K.Will, KARA, Kim Hyun Joong, Jaejoong, Lee Seung Chul, M.C. The Max, Psy, Rain, Regine Velasquez, Sarah Geronimo, Seo In Guk, SHINee, Sistar19, Siwon, SM The Ballad, Super Junior, Tohoshinki and Wonder Girls.
Nominated for Best Entertainer of the Year are Ailee, Christian Bautista, Daniel Padilla, G-Dragon, Hangeng, Henry Lau, Hyolyn, Hyuna, IU, Jed Madela, Junho, K.Will, Kim Hyun Joong, Jaejoong, Lee Seung Chul, Psy, Rain, Regine Velasquez, Sarah Geronimo, Seo In Guk and Siwon.