NRJ Music Award

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NRJ Music Award
Awarded forBest in music and pop culture
Country France
Presented by NRJ & TF1
Hosted by
First awardedJanuary 22, 2000
Television/radio coverage
Network TF1, NRJ

An NRJ Music Award (commonly abbreviated as an NMA) is an award presented by the French radio station NRJ to honor the best in the French and worldwide music industry. [1]

NRJ French radio station

NRJ is a private French radio station created by Jean-Paul Baudecroux and Max Guazzini in June 1981, and was widely popularized thanks to its godmother singer Dalida, who prevented it from closing in 1984. Today radio belongs to the NRJ Group and is the founding station of NRJ International.


The awards ceremony, created in 2000 by NRJ in partnership with the television network TF1, traditionally took place every year in mid-January at Cannes (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France) as the opening of MIDEM (Marché international de l'édition musicale). It is now held in the month of November. [2] They give out awards to popular musicians in different categories.

Television Telecommunication medium for transmitting and receiving moving images

Television (TV), sometimes shortened to tele or telly, is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome, or in color, and in two or three dimensions and sound. The term can refer to a television set, a television program, or the medium of television transmission. Television is a mass medium for advertising, entertainment and news.

TF1 French television channel

TF1 is a private national French TV channel, controlled by TF1 Group, whose major share-holder is Bouygues. TF1's average market share of 24% makes it the most popular domestic network. It is also considered to be the most viewed television channel in Europe. Flagship series include CSI, The Voice and House M.D.

Cannes Commune in Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur, France

Cannes is a city located on the French Riviera. It is a commune located in the Alpes-Maritimes department, and host city of the annual Cannes Film Festival, Midem, and Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The city is known for its association with the rich and famous, its luxury hotels and restaurants, and for several conferences. On 3 November 2011 it also played host to the G20 organisation of industrialised nations.

The name "NRJ" means "Nouvelle Radio des Jeunes" (new radio of the young). It is a play on words between the pronunciation of the French letters and the French word "énergie" (energy).

NRJ Group company

The NRJ Group is a French multimedia group based in Paris. Its founders are Jean-Paul Baudecroux and Max Guazzini. Since its foundation in 1981 as a French pop music radio station it has grown and evolved to become the NRJ Group. NRJ is the most popular radio station in France with 6,159,000 listeners daily.

Val Kahl hosted and presented "Les Coulisses des NRJ Music Awards" Season 2011, 2012 and 2013 on NRJ12.

Val Kahl journalist and television host from France

Val Kahl is a French television host, radio host, journalist, and producer. She is known in France as the winner of the Reality Television competition show "Le Grand Casting de la Télé" on NRJ12 network in 2010, a Reality TV Show looking for their next television host. She also went viral for her parody of the interview gone wrong between the French TV host Énora Malagré and Pharrell Williams on Virgin Radio in 2015.

Award categories

Awards in the following categories are awarded to the musicians each year:

NRJ chooses 5 nominees in each category, and subjects them to online voting on their website. Subsequently, the winners are determined by a system where the public weighs in at 75% of the decision, and a jury established by NRJ and TF1 at 25%.

Award winners

Award Winners: 2000200120022003200420052006200720082009

1999 Award Winners – 1st NRJ Music Awards

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2000 Award Winners – 2nd NRJ Music Awards

2001 Award Winners – 3rd NRJ Music Awards

2002 Award Winners – 4th NRJ Music Awards

2003 Award Winners – 5th NRJ Music Awards

2004 Award Winners – 6th NRJ Music Awards

2005 Award Winners – 7th NRJ Music Awards

2006 Award Winners – 8th NRJ Music Awards

2007 Awards Winners – 9th NRJ Music Awards

2008 Awards Winners – 10th NRJ Music Awards

2009 Awards Winners – 11th NRJ Music Awards

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2011 Awards Winners – 13th NRJ Music Awards

2012 Awards Winners – 14th NRJ Music Awards

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2014 Awards Winners - 16th NRJ Music Awards

2015 Awards Winners - 17th NRJ Music Awards

2016 Awards Winners - 18th NRJ Music Awards

2017 Awards Winners - 19th NRJ Music Awards

2018 Awards Winners - 20th NRJ Music Awards

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