Music wins: Clara Luciani “female artist”, Philippe Katerine “male artist”

                   Music The list of winners, narrowed by eight awards (compared to thirteen last year), has been criticized for its lack of diversity, but has largely given way to female artists. Le Monde avec AFP Posted today at 21 h 31 – Updated on 15 February 2020 at 00 h 38 Reading time 3 min . Philippe Katerine and Clara Luciani on the stage of the 35 e Victoires de la Musique, on 14 February. ALAIN JOCARD / AFM Less categories, but no less controversy, and a ceremony always as long. The 35 th Victoires de la musique will have changed its rhythm a little, allowing all the nominees to sing, but not fundamentally changed the recipe. As for the female artist, we expected Angèle, but it was Clara Luciani who was sacred on Friday 14 February, with her album with the predestined name Sainte-Victoire. “I am distraught,” said Clara Luciani, very moved when receiving her award. The 27 year old singer from Martigues was opposed to Angèle, number one in sales in France in 2019, and Catherine Ringer, the voice of the Rita Mitsouko. “I have a wonderful audience and I’m still going to cry …” added Clara Luciani, her voice broken by emotion, which was crowned last year in the “stage revelation” category. “I use this media moment to tell them I love them. I have been worn by the public for a year. This price is ours. It’s a daydream. I wish all human beings to experience such mad joy. I told myself that Victories could not fall twice like lightning. It’s a happy lightning, of course! This is the beautiful story of French song: far from the cliché of the meteoric start, Clara Luciani had to wait almost a year for exploding La grenade, her feminist hit. Belgian singer Angèle was able to console herself a few moments later with her victory in the “concert of the year” category for her Brol Tour. Katerine, winner of the “phallus category” In men – “the phallus category, artist with a tail” as the laureate qualified in his style always as offbeat, it was Philippe Katerine who won in front of Alain Souchon and Lomepal, thanks to his completely crazy peplum album, “Confessions”. The stage performance also returns to him in this ceremony, coming out of a giant nostril, singing with a “boa” made of surgical gloves inflated like balloons. But it was veteran Alain Souchon who won the ultimate award, that of best album, for Âmes Fifties Ça va ça c’est de Vitaa & Slimane, then won the title of “original song”, awarded by a public vote . Vitaa praised “the Victory of the people”. In an evening where rap was a little forgotten in the nominees, PNL won the clip award with Au DD, shot at the top of the Eiffel Tower and which had an international echo. The singer Suzane, who had notably performed the first part of -M- concerts, was crowned “revelation scene of the year”. Moments later, it was Apple who was awarded the Victory of the Breakthrough Album of the Year. Controversies and gnashing of teeth This year, the categories awarded went from thirteen to eight. The labels of genres have thus disappeared – rock, electro, world music, urban music and rap, the category “album of songs” becoming “album” simply – for better readability, according to the organizers. But this reform cringes. “It’s a shame, it’s a world that closes instead of opening up, it’s a little sad,” regrets Martin Meissonnier, DJ, historical producer of world music. Manu Dibango even denounced a lack of “colors” in Le Monde. “It’s true that it lacks a bit of diversity, we will have to work on it,” admits Romain Vivien, president of Victoires de la Musique. “It may be necessary to further expand the number of voters” so that the panel of artists named is “more representative of the diversity and parity of our society,” said Franck Riester, Minister of Culture, Friday evening in France Info. Article reserved for our subscribers Read also Apple, the budding singer who goes up Here is the prize list of the edition 2020: Male artist of the year: Philippe Katerine Female artist of the year: Clara Luciani Song original: “Ça va ça vient”, Vitaa and Slimane Audiovisual creation: “Au DD”, PNL Album of the year: “Âmes fifties”, Alain Souchon Concert: Angèle (Brol Tour) Stage revelation: Suzane Revelation album: “Les faults “, Apple Contribute Services You can read Le Monde on one device at a time This message will appear on the other device. 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