Sunday, January 18, 2009

MIDEM 2009: Katy Perry takes Rihanna's prize by mistake

The traditional curtain-raiser to MIDEM (if you ignore MIDEMNET having already raised the curtains), the NRJ French music awards, managed a spot of Brits-level debacle last night, with Katy Perry waltzing off with two prizes, only one of which was intended for her. She somehow was given the award for best international song, despite the judges having voted for Rihanna's Disturbia instead. BBC News:

Perry did legitimately scoop the best international album prize

Well, she might have been the intended recipient, but as to if her claim to have made the best album in the world outside France in 2008 is "legitimate", that would be a different question altogether.