Chart-topping R&B artist Sisqo and actress Carmen Electra will host the 2001 World Music Awards in Monte Carlo. The 13th annual ceremony will take place May 2 at the French Riviera hotspot Le Sporting d' Ete (the Sporting Club). The spectacle will air May 28 in the U.S. on ABC at 9 p.m. ET, and will be syndicated to television outlets in 160 countries.
Shaggy, Nelly, Enya, Nelly Furtado, Christina Aguilera, the Backstreet Boys, and Ricky Martin are among those scheduled to perform. Rod Stewart, who will also perform, will receive a lifetime achievement award.
The awards are based on sales figures supplied by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, and will honor the world's best-selling artists in 2000. All proceeds from ticket sales to the show will benefit the Princess Grace Hospital and the Monaco Aide and Presence Foundation.
The Backstreet Boys emerged as the top act at last year's ceremony, as they walked away with four awards -- best-selling pop group, R&B group, dance group, and American group. Mariah Carey was awarded a special prize for best-selling pop female artist of the millennium. Michael Jackson took the comparable male prize.
For more information on the awards and on highlights of past shows, visit the event's official Web site.
The 2001 World Music Awards (2001) TV Special
Host: Sisqo, Carmen Electra