There are several music awards that are popular and widely known worldwide. One of the best-known and most prestigious is the ECHO Klassik, given by the German Phono-Akademie, a cultural institute within the Bundesverband Musikindustrie. The ECHO Klassik honors exceptional performances by artists and groups. The ECHO Klassik jury considers artistic quality and popularity as the criteria for awarding the prize.
The Independent Music Awards honor the work of independent musicians and connect them with new audiences. These award shows are fan-voted and feature groundbreaking collaborations, world premieres, and memorable pop culture moments. The awards air globally across digital and linear platforms, and can be seen in more than 120 countries. While the ceremony may seem far-fetched, it truly honors the art of making music. And since they celebrate artists that don’t fit into a traditional category, this ceremony honors the best of the best.
Founded in 1981, the CMT Music Awards will be broadcast live on CBS on February 15, 2022. They will feature a who’s-who of country music. Jason Aldean, Bryan Adams, and Thomas Rhett will each be on stage to perform at the event. Other finalists include Miranda Lambert and Elle King, as well as the newest Captain America, Anthony Mackie. The show will also feature performances from the likes of Cody Johnson, songwriter of the hit song “‘Til You Can’t.”
The Accountability Music Awards will celebrate the accomplishments of African artists and musicians in the fight against corruption. A few notable award winners include Wallace “Winky D” Chirumiko of Zimbabwe, known as “The Big Man.” Despite his young age, this reggae-dancehall artist has had a huge impact on his fans around the world. Despite a long-time absence from music awards, Wallace “Winky D” Chirumiko’s popularity has continued to grow.
Lady Gaga attended the 44th American Music Awards on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, wearing a Rodarte dress and playing a Gretsch guitar. Lady Gaga did not attend the ceremony due to her tour with her Joanne World Tour, but live-streamed a performance of “The Cure” from her Washington D.C. concert. Lady Gaga won Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist. Lady Gaga also performed at the 45th Grammy Awards in January 2019.
Some of the major award shows in music include the Grammys and the BRIT Awards. The Grammys are the most prestigious music awards, with over 80 awards handed out by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. The BRIT Awards honor the best of country music, while the NAACP Image Awards celebrate the best in black entertainment. Despite these accolades, there are many smaller award shows that honor the art of pop culture. The Billboard Music Awards are the most popular music awards in the UK, while the Academy of Country Music has one of the largest annual award shows in the country. Additionally, the Oscars honor the best songwriters, awarding the best song and best original score of a movie.