It’s a victory with a bitter taste… Friday, February 11 was held the 37th ceremony of Music Awards 2022broadcast live on France 2 to no less than 2.7 million viewers, or 16.2% audience share. Presented for the first time by Olivier Minne and Laury Thillemanthe evening saw renowned artists parade on the boards of the Seine Musicale, like by Angèle, Orelsan or even Clara Luciani. These last two have also won the trophies: the rapper from Caen won three distinctions, in particular the prestigious title of the male album of the year, while the pop singer also won three statuettes.
The Marseille rapper SCH, member of the famous “organized classic”meanwhile won the win for most streamed male album for Jvlivs II, his fifth album released in March 2021. After performing his hit paranoid, SCH, whose real name is Julien Schwarzer, was awarded the famous trophy. He thanked his fans, but however regretted the little place given to French rap in this ceremony. ” Thank you for granting me this chance (…) It is a chance that many of my colleagues worthy of being present this evening, if only honorably, will not be able to take advantage of”, did he declare. ” I confess to you, I’m a little embarrassed this evening to hold this Victory in my hands, without seeing them here sitting in front of me, these great gentlemen who deserved as much as the artists here present to celebrate their musical victories“, he also launched.
A ceremony that lacks openness
While rap is the most popular musical genre in France, only two rappers, Orelsan and SCH, were nominated for the Victoires de la Musique this year. A lack of openness and diversity also pointed out by Grand Corps Malade or Eddy de Pretto. SCH, however, paid a fine tribute to the great names of current French rap: “ I would like to salute Gazo, Oboy, Naps, Laylow, for his two Bercy filled in almost 24 hours, I would also like to salute Jul who brought together the two capitals of French rap this year, I would like to salute Soso Maness, and I would also like to salute Ninho , the certification man“.