Europe 1 with AFP // Photo credit: Bertrand GUAY / AFP 12:14 a.m., February 10, 2024

The 39th Victoires de la Musique ceremony honored a young artist, Zaho de Sagazan, who received three distinctions. Vianney and Gazo shared the “male artist” prize, Aya Nakamura received the female artist of the year prize. The ceremony also paid tribute to artists who died in 2023 such as Tina Turner and Jane Birkin. 

The 39th Victoires de la Musique ceremony rewarded the best artists of the past year. She honored a young 24-year-old artist, created a surprise by awarding the same prize to two artists, and paying tribute to artists who left their mark on the music and history of the ceremony. 

Zaho de Sagazan, big winner of the ceremony 

Before the ceremony, Zaho de Sagazan was the overwhelming favorite with five nominations. Unknown until a year and a half ago, she is the big winner of this 39th Victoires de la Musique ceremony, at La Seine Musicale, in Paris, with four trophies won. At the start of the evening, the young 24-year-old artist won the “Original Song” prize, awarded by the public, for her title “La symphonie des éclairs”. A title which is also the name of his album which won the prize for “Album” of the year ahead of artists like Etienne Daho, Vianney or Jain. 

She also won the Victory for “Female Revelation” from Zazie, honorary president of the ceremony, as well as that of “Stage Revelation”. 

A perfect tie for the “male artist” award

It was the surprise of the evening, it was not one but two artists who won the “Male Artist” of the year prize. A distinction shared by rapper Gazo and singer Vianney. This is the first prize at the Victoires for Gazo, third trophy for Vianney.

Aya Nakamura, “female artist of the year”

A ceremony which definitely opened up to hip hop and rap. Aya Nakamura won the prestigious “Female Artist” of the Year award. The first Victory of the evening, that of the "Clip" was awarded to the Belgian rapper Shay, for the video of her title "Commando" and Damso won the Victory of the "Concert" of the year.  

Yamê, “male revelation of the year”

The Franco-Cameroonian musician wins the “Male Revelation” trophy. With his high-pitched voice, he wins ahead of Nuit Incolore and Aime Simone, who were the other nominees in this category. 

Tributes were also paid 

The Victoires de la Musique were also an opportunity for the French music industry to pay tribute to the artists who left us in 2023 such as: Tina Turner, Jane Birkin who received a standing ovation from the audience at La Seine Musicale , the singer Raphaël paid tribute to Jean-Louis Murat by covering his song “If I should miss you”. Bernard Lavilliers obtained from the hands of the actress, Sandrine Bonnaire, a Victoire d'Honneur for his entire career.