Friday, February 12th was the Victoires de la Musique 2016!!!
Victoires de la Musique is an annual French award ceremony where Victoire accolade is delivered by the French Ministry of Culture to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry that recognizes the best musical artists of the year. The classical and jazz versions are the Victoires de la musique classique and Victoires du Jazz.
The first Victoires de la Musique ceremony was held on 1985, and it was set up to honor musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1985.
The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, some of the awards of more popular interest are presented in a widely viewed televised ceremony. The awards are the French equivalent to American Grammy Awards and British Brit Awards for music, and it is one of the major awards in France, along with Nuits des Molières for stage performances, and theCésar Award for motion pictures.
Let's discover some wonderful French artists and listen to a selection of theirs most melodic songs!
LE PALMARÈS (the results)
Chanson originale: "Sapés comme jamais", Maître Gims
Artiste masculin (Male Artist of the Year): Pas la, Vianney
Album de chansons: "De l'amour", Johnny Hallyday
Album rock: "Mandarine", Innocents
Album de musiques urbaines: "Feu", Nekfeu
Album révélation: "Chambre 12", Louane
Vidéo-Clip : "Christine", Christine and The Queens (réalisé par Jack) and Spectacle musical / Tournée / Concert : Christine and The Queens
Album de musiques du monde: "Homeland", Hindi Zahra
And also :
Artiste féminine (Female Artist of the Year): Yael Naim
Révélation scène: Hyphen Hyphen
Album de musiques électroniques ou dance: "The Wanderings of the Avener", de The Avener
Unfortunately, they don't sing in French...