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Victoires de la Musique is an annual French award ceremony where the Victoire accolade is delivered by the French Ministry of Culture to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. The classical and jazz versions are the Victoires de la musique classique and Victoires du Jazz.[1]

Victoires de la Musique
Awarded forOutstanding achievements in the music industry
CountryFrance
Presented byFrench Ministry of Culture
First awarded1985
Websitelesvictoires.com
Television/radio coverage
NetworkFrance Televisions

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 the Grammy Awards and the Brit Awards for music, and it is one of the major awards in France, along with Nuits des Molières for stage performances, and the César Award for motion pictures.

The first Victoires de la Musique ceremony was held in 1985, and it was set up to honor musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1985.

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BackgroundEdit

The title trophies and nominees for each are established annually by the Board of Directors of the Association "Les Victoires de la Musique", which also refers to people who make up the Academy voters. In 2010, the Victoires were awarded by a panel of 1 226 professionals (musicians, artists, writers, composers, producers, record stores, video directors, sound engineers and critics) in a vote in one round. Voters are 40% of artists (performers, but also musicians, writers, composers ...), 40% of professional music production and 20% of other professional circles close to the world of music (agents artists, music stores, music critics, radio programmers ...). In recent years, some trophies are awarded by the public, through SMS voting, and since 2009, Internet: Victory "Group or Artist of the public revelation of the year" and that the "Song of the year".

CategoriesEdit

Group of the YearEdit

(Starting 2001, replaced by Male Group or Artist of the Year / Female Group or Artist of the Year)

Male Artist of the YearEdit

Male Group or Artist of the YearEdit

(Replacing Male Artist of the Year and Group of the Year)

Female Artist of the YearEdit

Female Group or Artist of the YearEdit

(Replacing Female Artist of the Year and Group of the Year)

Foreign Artist of the YearEdit

Francophone Artist or Artist of the YearEdit

Electronic/Dance Artist of the YearEdit

Révélation (Newcomer)Edit

Popular Music Révélation of the YearEdit

Popular Music Female Révélation of the YearEdit

Popular Music Male Révélation of the YearEdit

Group Révélation of the YearEdit

Révélation of the YearEdit

(Starting 1997 until 2004, replacing three categories Female Révélation of the Year, Male Révélation of the Year and Group Révélation of the Year)
(Starting 2005, replaced by Group or Artist Popular Révélation of the Year)

Group or Artist Popular Révélation of the YearEdit

(Replacing Révélation of the Year)

Group or Artist Stage Révélation of the YearEdit

Album Révélation of the YearEdit

*Discontinued for period 2011 to 2013

Album of the YearEdit

Album of the YearEdit

*Discontinued and replaced by Song/Variety Album of the Year and Rock Album of the Year

Song/Variety Album of the YearEdit

Rock Album of the YearEdit

*Discontinued from 1987, returning back in 2001)

Francophone Album of the YearEdit

Pop/Rock Album of the YearEdit

Traditional or World MusicEdit

Traditional Music Album of the YearEdit
  • 1992 : Nouvelles polyphonies corses
  • 1994 : Renaud cante el Nord by Renaud
  • 1995 : Polyphonies by Voce Di Corsica
  • 1996 : Dan Ar Braz et les 50 musiciens de l'Héritage des Celtes en concert by Dan Ar Braz and l'Héritage des Celtes
  • 1997 : I Muvrini à Bercy by I Muvrini
Traditional Music/World Music Album of the YearEdit
World Music Album of the YearEdit

Urban music (various)Edit

  • 1999 : Panique celtique by Manau (as Rap/Groove Album of the Year)
  • 2000 : Les Princes de la ville by 113 (as Rap, Reggae or Groove Album of the Year)
  • 2001 : J'fais c'que j'veux by Pierpoljak (as Rap, Reggae or Groove Album of the Year)
  • 2002 : X raisons by Saïan Supa Crew (as Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year)
  • 2003 : Solitaire by Doc Gynéco (as Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year)
  • 2004 : Brut de femme by Diam's (as Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year)
  • 2005 : 16/9 by Nâdiya (as Rap/Hip-Hop/R&B Album of the Year)
  • 2006 : Les Histoires extraordinaires d'un jeune de banlieue - Disiz la Peste (as Rap/Ragga/Hip-Hop/R&B Album of the Year)
Urban Music Album of the YearEdit

Reggae/Ragga (various)Edit

  • 2002 : The Real Don by Lord Kossity (as Reggae/Ragga Album of the Year)
  • 2003 : Umani by I Muvrini and Francafrique by Tiken Jah Fakoly (as Reggae/Ragga/World Music Album of the Year)
  • 2004 : Voz d'amor de Cesária Évora (as Reggae/Ragga/World Music Album of the Year)
  • 2005 : Dimanche à Bamako by Amadou et Mariam (as Reggae/Ragga/World Music Album of the Year)

Electronic/Groove/Dance Album of the YearEdit

Variety/Instrumental Album of the YearEdit

Album of the Year for ChildrenEdit

Discontinued 1988 to 1990

  • 1991 : La Petite Sirène told by Nathalie Baye
  • 1992 : Pierre et le Loup de Prokofiev by Julien Clerc
  • 1993 : Pierre et le Loup de Prokofiev recited by Lambert Wilson
  • 1994 : Aladin et la Lampe merveilleuse recited by Sabine Azéma
  • 1995 : L'Évasion de Toni by Henri Dès and Pierre Grosz
  • 1997 : Far West by Henri Dès (second reward)
  • 1999 : Émilie Jolie (2nd version) by Philippe Chatel
  • 2001 : Du soleil by Henri Dès (third award)

Original Cinema/Television Soundtrack of the YearEdit

Song of the YearEdit

Original Song of the YearEdit

  • 2001 : "L'envie d'aimer" by Daniel Lévi (lyrics: Lionel Florence and Patrice Guirao - composer: Pascal Obispo - arranger: Nick Ingman)
  • 2002 : "Sous le vent" by Garou and Céline Dion (lyrics/composer: Jacques Veneruso - arrangers : Christophe Battaglia and Jacques Veneruso)
  • 2003 : "Manhattan-Kaboul" by Renaud and Axelle Red (lyrics: Renaud - composer/arranger: Jean-Pierre Bucolo)
  • 2004 : "Respire" by Mickey 3D (lyrics: Mickaël Furnon - composers: Najah El Mahmoud / Mickaël Furnon / Aurélien Joanin)
  • 2005 : "Si seulement je pouvais lui manquer" by Calogero (lyrics: Michel Jourdan / Julie Daime, composers: Calogero/Gioacchino Maurici)
  • 2006 : "Caravane" by Raphaël (lyrics/composer: Raphael)
  • 2007 : "Le dîner" by Bénabar (lyrics/composer: Bénabar)
  • 2008 : "Double je" by Christophe Willem (lyrics: Zazie, composers: Zazie / Jean-Pierre Pilot / Olivier Schultheis)
  • 2009 : "Comme un manouche sans guitare" by Thomas Dutronc (lyrics: Thomas Dutronc, composer: Thomas Dutronc)
  • 2010 : "Comme des enfants" by Cœur de pirate (lyrics: Cœur de pirate, composer: Cœur de pirate)
  • 2011 : "Je veux" by Zaz (lyrics: Kerredine Soltani, composers: Kerredine Soltani / Tryss)
  • 2012 : "Jeanne" by Laurent Voulzy (lyrics: Alain Souchon - composer: Laurent Voulzy)
  • 2013 : "Allez allez allez" by Camille (lyrics/composer: Camille)
  • 2014 : "20 ans" by Johnny Hallyday (lyrics: Christophe Miossec - composer: David Ford)
  • 2015 : "Un jour au mauvais endroit" by Calogero (lyrics:Marie Bastide - composer: Calogero)
  • 2016 : "Sapés comme jamais" by Maître Gims (lyrics/composers: Maître Gims, Niska, Dany Synthé)
  • 2017 : "Je m'en vais" by Vianney (lyrics/composer Vianney)
  • 2018 : "Dommage" by Bigflo & Oli (lyrics: Bigflo & Oli, Paul Van Haver - composers: Bigflo & Oli, Stromae)
  • 2019 : "Je me dis que toi aussi by Boulevard des airs

Musical Show and Concert of the YearEdit

Musical ShowEdit

Concert of the YearEdit

Musical Show, Tour or Concert of the YearEdit

Music Video of the YearEdit

Music DVD of the YearEdit

  • 2005 : Les leçons de musique by -M- (director: Emilie Chedid)
  • 2006 : En images by Noir Désir (director: Don Kent)
  • 2007 : Tryo fête ses dix ans by Tryo
  • 2008 : Le Soldat Rose by Louis Chedid (director: Jean-Louis Cap)
  • 2009 : Divinidylle by Vanessa Paradis (directors: Thierry Poiraud - Didier Poiraud)
  • 2010 : Alain Bashung à l'Olympia by Alain Bashung (director: Fabien Raymond)
  • 2014 : Geeks on Stage by Shaka Ponk

Various awardsEdit

Sound engineer

  • 1985 : Andy Scott for Julien Clerc at Bercy
  • 1992 : Dominique Blanc-Francard for Seul dans ton coin of David McNeil and Amours secrètes... Passion publique of Julien Clerc
  • 1993 : Patrice Cramer for Où est la source? of Michel Jonasz

Album producer

Studio musician

Producer / Arranger

Show producer

  • 1992 : Jean-Claude Camus
  • 1993 : Gilbert Coullier
  • 1994 : L'Olympia
  • 1995 : Corida
  • 1996 : Jules Frutos, Hélène Rol et Dominique Revert

Record covers

Comedian of the YearEdit

  • 1985 : Raymond Devos
  • 1987 : Coluche
  • 1990 : Les Inconnus
  • 1991 : Les Inconnus (second award)
  • 1992 : Smaïn
  • 1993 : Guy Bedos and Muriel Robin
  • 1994 : Patrick Timsit
  • 1995 : Raymond Devos (second award)
  • 1996 : Les Inconnus (third award)
  • 1997 : Valérie Lemercier
  • 1998 : Quator for the show Il pleut des cordes (as Humour show of the year)

Honorary AwardEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ La France Contemporaine - Page 176 William F. Edmiston, Annie Duménil - 2009 "Les Victoires de la Musique sont un concours musical qui a lieu tous les ans en France. Tandis que les Victoires de la Musique sont consacrées à la musique populaire, il y a aussi les Victoires de la Musique classique et les Victoires du Jazz."

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