R&B singer Akon was celebrating after being a big winner at the World Music Awards.. The superstar’s worldwide record sales secured him the R&B artist award – ahead of Fergie, Beyonce Knowles, Timbaland and Rihanna. He was also crowned Africa’s Best-Selling Artist and the World’s Best-Selling Internet Artist. Akon said: “You are witness to seeing me receive any kind of award for music the first time in my life.” Rihanna – who performed at the show – won Female Entertainer of the Year. She defeated chart rivals Beyonce and Shakira to be named the World’s Best-Selling Pop Female Artist. World Music Awards 2007 list of winners: Legend Award for Outstanding Contribution to R+B: Patti LaBelle Legend Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music: Celine Dion World’s Best-Selling New Artist: Mika World’s Best-Selling Pop/Rock Male Artist: Mika World’s Best-Selling Pop/Rock Female Artist: Avril Lavigne World’s Best-Selling Rap/Hip-Hop Artist: 50 Cent World’s Best-Selling Rock Group: Linkin Park World’s Best-Selling R+B Artist: Akon World’s Best-Selling Pop Female Artist: Rihanna World’s Best-Selling DJ: David Guetta World’s Best-Selling Latin Artist: Mana Male Entertainer of the Year: Mika Female Entertainer of the Year: Rihanna World’s Best-Selling Internet Artist: Akon