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Former Eurovision artists won World Music Awards

10 November 2008 at 17:12 CET

In the show, held yesterday in Monaco, Celine Dion, the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest winner got the prize of the best Canadian act. She recently released a new Best-of album My Love and is on her Taking Chances world tour.

She was followed by the highly successful Belgian singer and their 2006 Eurovision Song Contest representative (with Je T'Adore) Kate Ryan with the best Benelux act. She has a very successful cover of France Gall's Ella, Elle L'a this year from her new album Free.

The third Eurovision Song Contest related artist, Philipp Kirkorov won the award of being the most sold Russian artist. He represented Russia in 1995 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, co-wrote the Belarusian act last year (Work Your Magic by Dmitry Koldun) and wrote the runner-up entry at this year's contest, Ani Lorak's Shady Lady.

The World Music Awards is an international awards show that annually honors recording artists based on their worldwide sales figures, which are provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.