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Top 10 Most Popular Music Awards

These music awards are not only prestigious but is also most watched by millions of people around the world. Here's a list of the most popular music awards in no particular order.

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The Grammy

The Grammy

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the mainly English-language music industry.

2

Billboard Music Awards

Billboard Music Awards

The Billboard Music Award is an honor given by Billboard, a publication and music popularity chart covering the music business. The Billboard Music Awards show had been held annually since 1990 in December until it went dormant in 2006.

3

International Classical Music Awards

International Classical Music Awards

There are prestigious awards for all genres in the music world. When it comes to classical music, it’s The International Classical Music Awards that count. Categories include best symphony orchestra, choral works, and opera.

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BRIT Awards

BRIT Awards

The BRIT Awards are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. The name was originally a shortened form of "British", "Britain" or "Britannia", but subsequently became a backronym for British Record Industry Trusts Show.

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MTV Video Music Awards

MTV Video Music Awards

An MTV Video Music Award is an award presented by the cable channel MTV to honor the best in the music video medium. Originally conceived as an alternative to the Grammy Awards (in the video category), the annual MTV Video Music Awards ceremony has often been called the "Super Bowl for youth."

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World Music Awards

World Music Awards

The World Music Awards is an international awards show founded in 1989 under the high patronage of Albert II, Prince of Monaco and is based in Monte Carlo. Awards are presented to the world's best-selling artists in the various categories and to the best-selling artists from each major territory.

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American Music Awards

American Music Awards

The American Music Awards is an annual American music awards show, created by Dick Clark in 1973 for ABC when the network's contract to air the Grammy Awards expired.

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CMA Awards

CMA Awards

The Country Music Association Awards, also known as the CMA Awards or CMAs, are presented to country music artists and broadcasters to recognize outstanding achievement in the country music industry.

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NME Awards

NME Awards

The NME Awards is an annual music awards show in the United Kingdom, founded by the music magazine, NME. The first awards show was held in 1953 as the NME Poll Winners Concerts, shortly after the founding of the magazine.

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The Polar Music Prize

The Polar Music Prize

The Polar Music Prize is a Swedish international award founded in 1989 by Stig Anderson, best known as the manager of the Swedish band ABBA, with a donation to the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.