Controversy, flock of presenters, show … What to expect from the 35th Victoires de la Musique?

Catherine Ringer, Alain Souchon and Angèle all aim for the title of "artist of the year
Catherine Ringer, Alain Souchon and Angèle all aim for the title of “artist of the year

Cette année, une édition particulière attend artistes et spectateurs. Moins de catégories, plus de présentateurs et de musique live. Programme.

Friday evening at the Seine Musicale in Boulogne-Billancourt will be held the 35th Victories of Music ceremony . This year marks a real split with the previous editions in terms of content and many artists are expected. Here is everything you need to know about this event celebrating French-language music production.

Five categories are sidelined

For several years, artists could stand out and hope to win a trophy in categories representing their style. This year, it may get slightly complicated. The number of categories has been reduced from thirteen to eight, bringing together the different styles (rap, urban, rock, electro, world) under the single name of best album. The number of selected has increased from three to five per category. In addition, all the selected artists will perform on stage, whereas previously only the winners had this privilege.

More presenters than laureates

This year, France Télévision has decided to work hard to ensure the show. If on the one hand all the artists will perform, the in-between will not be outdone. Eleven animators were invited to pass the dishes live on February 14. In addition to the inevitable Michel Drucker, we are talking about Sophie Davant, Faustine Bollaert, Marie-Sophie Lacarrau, Laurent Ruquier, Julian Bugier, Stéphane Bern, Bruno Guillon, Leïla Kaddour and Cyril Feraud. Without forgetting the incontrovertible Daphne Bürki. The Victoires de la Musique will therefore succeed this year in the tour de force of having more presenters than laureates.

Angela’s year

In 2019, the young Belgian has definitely established herself as a major figure in song. With her album Brol, then her reissue Brol, La Suite, Angèle Van Laeken has not ceased to shine, as evidenced by the Diamond records won. A committed feminist, it was with her song Balance ton quoi and the resulting clip directed by Charlotte Abramow that she was named for the best audiovisual creation. In 2019, Angèle is also a gigantic tour through France, Belgium, Canada and the United States, dozens of dates and shows full of energy that may earn her the prize for the “best concert” “. It is all these things that make the 24-year-old young woman in the running for the “female artist” of the year, and despite the strong competition from Clara Luciani and Catherine Ringer,

Choices that are controversial

The decision to remove gender categories is a difficult pill for some to accept . “Opening up was the way to be less Franco-French. It’s extraordinary, because at the moment the American and English charts are opening up to music from everywhere, “ regretted DJ Martin Meissonnier, producer of world music. “It is part of a systematic invisibility of gender” according to Éloïse Bouton, journalist and founder of Madame Rap, a media dedicated to women in hip-hop. “It’s a stab to rock, it’s like saying” we no longer have time to take risks “, because rock takes time”,deplores Julien Hohl, director of the Deaf Rock label and manager of the Last Train group. Musical styles are not the only ones to speak. The lack of ethnic diversity has largely reacted. “When we look at the list of nominees, we look in vain for a diversity of colors,” regrets saxophonist Manu Dibango. “Someone decided that it might be a little too colorful and that we had to come back to something whiter,” said Jacob Desvarieux, founding member of the Kassav group ‘.

All nominated by category

Male artist:

Philippe Katerine
Lomepal
Alain Souchon

Female Artist:

Angèle
Clara Luciani
Catherine Ringer

Revelation Scene:

Hoshi
Aloïse Sauvage
Suzane

Revelation Album:

The Faults –
Maëlle Apple – Maëlle
Temperaments – Malik Djoudi

Album:

Âme Fifties – Alain Souchon
Confessions – Philippe Katerine
Jeannine – Lomepal
The wandering stars: expansion – Nekfeu
Panorama – Vincent Delerm

Original song:

Go rest – Boulevard des Airs feat. Vianney
C’est va ça vient – Vitaa et Slimane
Nue – Clara Luciani
Presque – Alain Souchon
Stone with you – Philippe Katerine

Concert:

Both Sides – Jeanne Added
Brol Tour – Angèle
Le grand petit Concert – -M-

Audiovisual creation:

At DD – PNL
Balance ton quoi – Angèle
Live les Vieilles Canailles – Les Vieilles Canailles

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Angèle: The Belgian Singer That France Is Going Crazy For

Her album has gone two-times platinum in France, she’s the only Belgian singer to beat Stromae’s record for most weeks at the top of the Belgian singles chart, and she’s only just getting started in her career. Angèle is a singer-songwriter and musician spinning heads all across Francophone nations with her unique voice. Her songs have become millennial-girl anthems because of her sincerity, sweet disposition, and entertaining videos

At just 23 years old, the singer has already developed a very recognizable style. Her music is easy listening, her videos are funny, and the genuine nature and authenticity play a huge role in her popularity. For example, the cover of her first album Brol is a little girl smiling to show that her baby teeth have fallen out. For this kind of bluntness and plenty of Instagram videos of poking fun at herself, Angèle has become the singer du jour.

Like a modern-day Françoise Hardy, Angèle depicts a certain innocent reality in her songs. “Tout Oublier,” featuring her rap-artist brother Roméo Elvis, broke a whole slew of records on Belgian singles charts, winning the artist awards and recognition. With an existential vibe the song features a questioning of the simplicity or complication of happiness — a message resonates with Angèle’s audience (and most millennials these days)

Angèle Van Laeken was born just outside of Brussels to singer Marka and comedian Laurence Bibot. Starting with piano at an early age, she let her parents’ studies inspire her musical career. She can be seen playing the piano in many of her videos. Angèle confesses that she looks up to Ella Fitzgerald and Hélène Ségara for musical inspiration as well as the musical genres like electronic music and rap, which she initially disliked as a teenager. Her brother actually raps in some of her songs while Angèle prefers to take on a more melancholic tone.

Source: Angèle: The Belgian Singer That France Is Going Crazy For – Frenchly

Angèle: The Belgian Singer That France Is Going Crazy For 

Her album has gone two-times platinum in France, she’s the only Belgian singer to beat Stromae’s record for most weeks at the top of the Belgian singles chart, and she’s only just getting started in her career. Angèle is a singer-songwriter and musician spinning heads all across Francophone nations with her unique voice. Her songs have become millennial-girl anthems because of her sincerity, sweet disposition, and entertaining videos.

At just 23 years old, the singer has already developed a very recognizable style. Her music is easy listening, her videos are funny, and the genuine nature and authenticity play a huge role in her popularity. For example, the cover of her first album Brol is a little girl smiling to show that her baby teeth have fallen out. For this kind of bluntness and plenty of Instagram videos of poking fun at herself, Angèle has become the singer du jour.

Like a modern-day Françoise Hardy, Angèle depicts a certain innocent reality in her songs. “Tout Oublier,” featuring her rap-artist brother Roméo Elvis, broke a whole slew of records on Belgian singles charts, winning the artist awards and recognition. With an existential vibe the song features a questioning of the simplicity or complication of happiness — a message resonates with Angèle’s audience (and most millennials these days).

Source: Angèle: The Belgian Singer That France Is Going Crazy For – Frenchly

The 5 albums to listen this week

The audacious Angèle has just unveiled her very first album, Brol . The lyrics are simple, sometimes naive, but the music is popular and shows a great melodic finesse, the kind that has no trouble staying in mind. In 12 titles, Angèle poetize love, addressing the theme of jealousy but also disappointments or hopes in love with Your Queen and The morning . Very active on social networks, whether to share her music or promote her upcoming releases, the singer of just 22 years has also made it one of the themes of this first album. In La Thune or Victim of Networks, she denounces the obsession of a society that spends its time to look behind a screen.And if in titles like La Flemme she speaks more lightly and simply of the desire to remain alone under her quilt, in Balance ton what  Angela sings much more committed lyrics, see feminist, to respond to the criticisms she faces [ . . . ]

Continue at LESINROCKS: LesInrocks – The 5 albums to listen this week

Angèle, the young Belgian singer conquering summer festivals

It was discovered last year with a first single, “The Law of Murphy”, which immediately seduced the public. While her highly anticipated debut album is announced for this fall, Angèle is touring the summer festivals. This weekend, the young Belgian singer has conquered the heart of festival-goers Vieilles Charrues. Fluid and fresh, Angèle continues her tour of France.

In a few months, Angèle has blazed the web and continues its operation seduction on the road of festivals. Author, composer, performer and musician, the young Belgian artist was on the stage of Vieilles Charrues de Cahaix in Brittany [ . . . ]

Read more at CULTUREBOX: Les Vieilles Charrues : Angèle, la jeune chanteuse belge à la conquête des festivals de l’été