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VS'is D-day for the French music awards. This Friday, February 9, the thirty ninth version of the Victoires de la Musique is being held on the Seine Musicale in Boulogne-Billancourt. Strongly criticized by some for its decisions favoring pop and selection artists, to the detriment of rap, the ceremony may make up for it this yr by honoring rap and R&B with the nominations of Gazo, within the class of male artist of of the yr, by Aya Nakamura, nominated for feminine artist of the yr, by Josman for album of the yr, by Meryl for feminine revelation and scene revelation of the yr, by Yamê for male revelation of the yr, Damso and Bigflo & Oli for the live performance of the yr, and Shay for audiovisual creation (his music video).

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Leading the nominations, pop-electro singer Zaho de Sagazan stood out together with her first album, The symphony of lightning, which earned her point out in 5 classes: feminine revelation of the yr, stage revelation, album, unique tune and audiovisual creation (her music video). But the necessities Louane, Vianney, Étienne Daho and Pierre de Maere (Male Revelation of the final version), are additionally a part of the choice, every within the working for 2 prizes.

The night, offered by Léa Salamé and Cyril Féraud, started at 9:10 p.m. on France 2 and France Interwith a reside efficiency by Zazie, honorary president of Victoires 2024. The orchestra paid tribute to her hit, Peace Street, launched in 2001. “I celebrate defeats as well as victories,” emphasised the singer in her speech. Vianney, Jain, Pierre de Maere and Louane then took the stage to sing their songs nominated for unique tune of the yr. A vibrant tribute was additionally reserved for Jane Birkin, who died on July 16, 2023.

Audiovisual creation of the yr: Shay, Commando

The first victory of the night, that of Audiovisual Creation of the Year, was awarded to Shay, for the clip of his title Commando, from his album As lengthy because it rains. It was its director, Guillaume Doubet, who was chargeable for amassing the prize within the absence of the Belgian rapper. Were named: Flameby Juliette Armanet and The symphony of lightningby Zaho de Sagazan.

Victory of honor: Bernard Lavilliers

A shifting tribute was paid to Bernard Lavilliers, who this yr acquired the Victory of Honor for his wealthy profession. Terrenoire, Catherine Ringer, Olivia Ruiz, Jeanne Cherhal and Faada Freddy carried out her best hits, together with Dark ideas And On The Road Again. Actress Sandrine Bonnaire offered her together with her prize after a poignant speech. “A nice surprise,” greeted the 77-year-old singer, who made a short, emotional remark: “I’m not going to talk for long because I prefer to sing.”

Male artist of the yr: Vianney and Gazo

Surprise, for the primary time, the reward is double: Vianney and the rapper Gazo had been equally topped artists of the yr. Their names had been Étienne Daho and Pierre de Maere. Both artists acquired the identical variety of votes. “Being here is already a victory, so it’s a second victory,” declared Gazo, whereas Vianney confirmed him his “crazy respect”.

Concert of the yr: Damso, QALF Tour

Rapper Damso received Concert of the Year for his newest album, QALF. The Belgian rap star is taking a break from his profession and sadly couldn't be there, the group chargeable for his tour collected his prize on stage. The first model of QALF, which suggests “Who likes to follow”, was faraway from cabinets and streaming companies in October 2023 to advertise its launch on vinyl, with unreleased recordings. Were named Bigflo & Oli, for “Le grand Tour”, Pomme for “Consolation”, Shaka Ponk, “The Final Fucked Up Tour”.

Original tune of the yr: Zaho de Sagazan, The symphony of lightning

First victory of the night out of his 5 nominations for Zaho de Sagazan, who received Original Song of the Year for The symphony of lightning due to public votes. “This song is important to me, it tells the story of my whole life,” stated the younger lady, who confided that making music helped her specific her feelings publicly.. She leaves with the three trophies, being the creator, composer and performer of her title.