Warner Music France Triumphs at the NRJ Music Awards

November 14, 2016

By admin_wmg

Warner Music France won big at the NRJ Music Awards, with its local and international artists scooping nine of the 13 competitive awards on offer and nine of its acts performing at the televised ceremony.

Thierry Chassagne, President of Warner Music France, says: “I’m so proud of all our artists that were nominated for prizes at the NRJ Music Awards. To win awards across such a wide variety of categories is an incredible testament to their talent and hard work. It was great to see our local and international artists gain recognition for their amazing music.”

Tal was named Best French Female Artist, while Soprano picked up the award for Best French Male Artist. Other local winners included Amir for Best French Newcomer and Best French Song with “J’ai Cherché,” Christophe Maé for Best Video and David Guetta who was named Best DJ.

International winners included Coldplay, who won Best International Band and Best Streaming Song, and twenty one pilots, who were named Best International Newcomer.

In addition to the competitive awards, Bruno Mars received the NRJ Award of Honour in special recognition for his contribution to music. The US performer’s “24k Magic” returned to Number One on iTunes following the announcement.

Nine WMG acts performed in the ceremony, which is televised on the TF1 network. They included Charlie Puth, who performed a cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” in a duet with local star Louane in memory of those hurt or killed in the terrorist attacks France has suffered in the last year.

The NRJ Music Awards have been held annually since 2000 and recognise the best performers in the French and international music industry.