World Music Awards airing on ABC
Many of the music industry’s hottest stars will perform at the awards ceremony, including Alicia Keys, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Ja Rule, Kylie Minogue, Shaggy, Andrea Bocelli, Enya, Destiny’s Child, O-Town and Michael Bolton. In addition Gloria Gaynor, the queen of disco, received the Legend Award for lifetime achievement.
This is the tenth consecutive year that The World Music Awards has aired on ABC. In celebration of the awards’ tenth anniversary, a special presentation showcased some of the past years’ best musical performances, including Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Ricky Martin, Rod Stewart, Whitney Houston, Prince, Mariah Carey, Tina Turner, Cher, Celine Dion and Ray Charles. The event is seen worldwide in over 160 countries and is presented under the patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert of Monaco. All proceeds from ticket sales to the show’s taping have been donated to the Princess Grace Hospital and the Monaco Aide and Presence Foundation.
The executive producers of The 2002 World Music Awards are Melissa Corken, John Martinotti and Gary L. Pudney. The producer is Greg Sills, with co-producers John Hamlin, Tisha Fein and Joel Briskin. Kent Weed co-produces and also directs. The 2002 World Music Awards is a Marcor International Production in association with The Gary L. Pudney Company.