World Music Awards 2012 in Miami: Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Jimmy Buffet Nominated

UPDATE The World Music Awards just got canceled and exposed as a con. But WMA organizers are blaming "visa issues" and the Newtown shooting.

That $515 million ballpark in Little Havana that Miami-Dade taxpayers helped build for Major League Baseball's biggest joke, Jeffery Loria's Miami Marlins, is finally being put to good use.

For only the third time in its 23-year history, the World Music Awards are coming to the United States. And not to some cliché metropolis like Las Vegas or Los Angeles. But the friggin' Gateway of the Americas -- Miami, Florida.

Best of all, proceeds from the show will benefit Sandy relief and earthquake reconstruction efforts in Haiti.

Check out the complete list of World Music Awards nominees after the cut.

This year's nominees are a who's who of both Top 40 and country radio, disproving Don McLean's notion that music died on February 3, 1959.

Clearly, Carly Rae Jepsen is a far better entertainer than the ghosts of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper combined. And Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" might as well be crowned best song ever.

We're keeping our fingers crossed that the two superstars aren't robbed of their WMAs.

World's Best Song

Carrie Underwood - "Blown Away"

Justin Bieber - "Boyfriend"

Jason Aldean - "Take A Little Ride"

Kelly Clarkson - "Stronger"

Taylor Swift - "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

Adele - "Rumour Has It"

World's Best Album

Carrie Underwood - Blown Away

Lady Antebellum - On This Winter's Night

Jason Aldean - Night Train

Taylor Swift - Red

Christina Aguilera - Lotus

Alicia Keys - Girl on Fire

Adele - 21

World's Best Video

Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe"

Carrie Underwood - "Good Girl"

Jason Aldean - "Take a Little Ride"

Taylor Swift - "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

Beyonce - "Run the World (Girls)"

World's Best Group

Kings of Leon

Lady Antebellum

Zac Brown Band


Mumford & Sons

Maroon 5

No Doubt


World's Best Female Artist

Carrie Underwood



Britney Spears

Kelly Clarkson

Katy Perry

Lady Gaga

Taylor Swift

World's Best Male Artist

Blake Shelton

Jason Aldean

Kid Rock

Keith Urban


Phillip Phillips

World's Best Live Act

Brad Paisley

Jason Aldean


Bruce Springsteen

Jimmy Buffett

Kenny Chesney

Lady Antebellum

Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift

Tim McGraw

Van Halen


World's Best Entertainer of the Year

Carrie Underwood

Jason Aldean

Keith Urban

Kelly Clarkson

Taylor Swift

Selena Gomez

Justin Bieber


Carly Rae Jepsen



We already know of at least four acts walking away with special World Music Awards: Jennifer Lopez, Tony Bennett, Earth, Wind and Fire, and hometown favorite Gloria Estefan.

According to a press released, "the queen of Miami" is being recognized for her "large impact to the music industry."

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The show will be broadcast live in 180 countries to billions of people around the world from the Marlins' 37,000-seat home. That's about 179 more countries and several billion people more that can name current Miami Marlins lineup, life-long fans included.

World Music Awards. Saturday, December 22, 7:15 p.m., Marlins Ballpark, 1380 NW 6th St., Miami. Tickets cost $40-$75 plus fees via tickets.com.

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