(celebrity-gossip.net ) - Stars of the music industry have descended upon Monte Carlo for the 2007 World Music Awards.
This year's offering is honoring Canadian singer Celine Dion and R& B queen Patti LaBelle for their outstanding careers.
Besides honoring Celine and Patti, a number of music's biggest names are slated to take the stage, including Akon, Avril Lavigne , Rihanna , Ciara, Mexican rock band Mana and Egyptian singer Amr Diab.
Julian McMahon, star of F/X's hit television series "Nip/Tuck," is the host of this year's event.
According to press, "Award winners are named based on worldwide album sales, as certified by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, which is comprised of some 1,400 record companies in 75 countries."
The show is to be taped and broadcast at a later date in 160 countries, with expected viewership to reach approximately 1 billion viewers. In the United States., it will air on November 22nd on My Network TV.