Together with music heavyweights from around the globe, Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez and pop star Sarah Geronimo are among the nominees in this year’s edition of the World Music Awards (WMA). Velasquez and Geronimo are nominated in three categories: best entertainer of the year, best live act, and best female artist.
This year’s nominees include Adele, Beyonce Knowles, Celine Dion, Katy Perry, Mariah Carey, Psy, and many others. According to the WMA’s website, this recognition is presented based “on sales merit and voted by the public on the internet.” It further adds: “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.”
The different national member groups of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) provide the WMA with the names of the best-selling artists from the major territories. The latter are determined “by a thorough enquiry conducted by the organization which includes sales figures and record certifications in 2012,” the website explains.
Aside from the aforementioned three, the other award categories are as follows: World’s Best Male Artist, Best Group, Best Electronic Dance Music Artist, Best Song, Best Album, and Best Video. Started in 1989 as the brainchild of Monaco’s Prince Albert II, the WMA also gives the Diamond Award (given to artists who’ve sold over 100 million albums) and the Legend Award (for artists who’ve made lasting contributions to the music industry).
Vote for Regine and Sarah in two quick steps:
1. Visit the page of the category where you want to vote:
World’s Best Female Artist
World’s Best Entertainer of the Year
World’s Best Live Act
2. Click the thumbnail of the artist of your choice. No registration needed. You may vote only once per category. After voting, you should see this: