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Success for Belgian artists at French music awards

Stromae Music Industry Awards
16:30 13/02/2023

Stromae, Angèle and Pierre de Maere were among the winners at the 38th edition of the Victoire de la Musique in Paris.

Proving that the Belgian music industry is up there with the best of them, the French ceremony saw the Belgian artists walk away with a total of five awards.

Singer-songwriter and rapper Stromae picked up two prizes, best album for Multitude (his first in nine years) and best male artist. The 37-year-old Brussels musician now has seven Victoires to his name and showed that despite a recent break from music, he's still among the top French-speaking artists in the world.

Fellow Brussels singer-songwriter Angèle won awards for best female artist and most streamed album across all social media, thanks to her latest album Nonante-Cinq, which was released in 2021.

Finally, newcomer Pierre de Maere won the best male revelation award for his recent hit, Un jour je marierai un ange, which gained 35 million views across several social media platforms.

The star-studded event in Paris kicked off with several emotional images, showcasing fond memories of the music awards that first aired in 1985.

It also featured a line-up of talented French artists. French rapper OrelSan landed three awards by the end of the night. He took home best original soundtrack and best visual creation for his music video La Quête, featuring multiple clay characters. OrelSan also received the best concert award, which earned him his 12th Victoire, surpassing artists such as Johnny Hallyday and Alain Souchon.

Singer-songwriter Serge Lama was given a lifetime achievement award for his contribution towards the French music industry, concluding a successful ceremony for both French and Belgian music artists.

Photo: Stromae at the Music Industry Awards in Belgium, January 2023


Written by Louis Kernoa-Pascoe