The 2008 World Music Awards were held, as usual, in Monaco at the weekend. The winners (based on global sales figures, so stick a 'selling' after every 'best', and ignore the bafflingly redundant categories), were as follows:

Best Female Artist (Pop): Leona Lewis
Best Male Artist (Pop): Kid Rock
Best Female Artist (Pop/Rock): Amy Winehouse
Best Male Artist (Pop/Rock): Kid Rock
Best Rock Act: Coldplay
Best R&B Artist: Alicia Keys
Best New Artist: Leona Lewis
Best Hip-Hop Artist: Lil Wayne
Best DJ: Laurent Wolf
Lifetime Achievement Award: Mariah Carey
Best International Female: Beyonce
Best New R&B Act: Estelle
Biggest Internet Artist: Akon
Outstanding Contribution to Music Industry: LA Reid
Best African Artist: Akon
Best American Artist: Madonna
Best Canadian Artist: Celine Dion
Best Chinese Artist: Jay Chou
Best British Artist: Coldplay
Best French Artist: Christophe Mae
Best German Artist: Die Artze
Best Italian Artist: Jovanotti
Best Japanese Artist: Exile
Best Spanish Artist: Enrique Iglesias
Best Irish Artist: The Script
Best Benelux Artist: Kate Ryan
Best Norwegian Artist: Madcon
Best Nigerian Artist: Tuface
Best Middle Eastern Artist: Nancy Arjam
Best Russian Artist: Philip Kirkorov
Diamond Award: Ringo Starr
Best-Selling Recording Act in the World: Coldplay