2019 Latin Grammys

Perry Picks Up Wrong NRJ Award In Cannes

Katy Perry received the award for best international song during France's NRJ awards in Cannes, but the honor was actually meant for Rihanna.

Perry was given the award by mistake and host Nikos Aliagas later admitted the error. Rihanna actually won the international song award for Disturbia (SRP/Def Jam/Universal).

However, Perry did win best international album for "One Of The Boys" (Virgin) and she performed at the event. Other acts included Akon, U.K. singer Seal, Duffy and Coldplay's Chris Martin, who performed solo. Coldplay was named the recipients of the NRJ Music Honors Award.

Other winners at the Jan. 17 ceremony included Enrique Iglesias for best international male and Britney Spears for international female. She also won best video for "Womanizer" (Jive/Sony Music Entertainment). Pussycat Dolls got best international band and the Jonas Brothers got international revelation.

French singer Christoper Maé collected two awards, for best French male artist and best French song for "Belle Demoiselle" (Warner Music France). Jenifer was named best French female artist.

Other domestic winners were Cléopâtre (best French band), Zaho (French revelation) and Polydor recording artist Mylène Farmer for best French album ("Point de Suture").

The awards, now in their tenth year, are voted on by listeners of NRJ. The ceremony was staged during the opening weekend of the MIDEM international music market and conference.

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