Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Les Victoires de la Musique 2013 shortlist

Awards season is fast approaching, with short lists being presented for the star studded ceremonies that take place in the next couple of months.

certainly the most exciting from a French music point of view is the annual Les Victoires de la Musique, being held this year for the 28th time.

The short list has some interesting entries, with some that we might expect to be present, and a good mix of the established artists and newcomers.

The ceremony is being held at the Zénith in Paris on February the eighth, and is being broadcast on France 2, France Inter and France Bleu.

Male artist

Benjamin Biolay
Dominique A

Female artist

Céline Dion
Lou Doillon
Françoise Hardy
La Grande Sophie

Breakthrough group/artist of the year (public vote)

- C2C
- Barbara Carlotti
- Rover
- Tal

Breakthrough group/artist of the year

- Boulevard des airs
- C2C
- Barbara Carlotti
- Irma

Chanson album

Vengeance (Benjamin Biolay)
L’amour fou (Françoise Hardy)
La place du fantôme (La Grande Sophie)
Il (-M-)

Rock album

Long courrier (BB Brunes)
Places (Lou Doillon)
Super welter (Raphaël)
Can be late (Skip The Use)

Urban music album

Extra-lucide (Disiz)
Roi sans carrosse (Oxmo Puccino)
L’apogée (Sexion d’Assaut)
Le droit de rêver (Tal)

World music album

Folila (Amadou & Mariam)
Al (Bumcello)
Talé (Salif Keita)
C’est la vie(Khaled)

Electronic/Dance music album

By your side (Breakbot)
Tetra (C2C)
Franky Knight (Emilie Simon)
Dusty rainbow from the dark (Wax Tailor)

Original song

Allez allez allez (Camille – writer/composer : Camille Dalmais)
Avant qu’elle parte (Sexion d’assaut – writer/composers : Maître Gims, - Lefa, Mask, Jr Ochrom, Doomans, Adams Diallo, Black Mesrines, Stan-e, Wati-b)
Je descends du singe (Marc Lavoine – Writer: Marc Lavoine/composer: Christophe Casanave)
La forêt (Lescop – writers/composers : Mathieu Peudupin, Gaël Etienne, Johnny Hostile)

Musical show/tour/concert

Ilo veyou (Camille at the Olympia and on tour – Production: UNI-T)
Silence on tourne, on tourne en rond (Thomas Dutronc at the Olympia and on tour – Production: Auguri Productions)
La place du fantôme (La Grande Sophie at the Café de la Danse, at the Trianon, the Olympia and on tour – Production: 3C)
The geeks tour (Shaka Ponk at the Olympia, the Zénith and the Bataclan – Production: Zouave)


FUYA (C2C – dir: Sylvain Richard (20Syl) – Francis Cutter)
Mojo (-M- – dir: Beryl Koltz)
My lomo & me (Olivia Ruiz – dir: Nicolas Houres)
Let’s bang (Shaka Ponk – dir: Frah)

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