Prix Constantin

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The Prix Constantin is an annual French music prize awarded to the best album of an artist who has come to prominence during the course of the past year. It was inaugurated in 2002, following the example of the Mercury Music Prize, as an attempt to bring to light artists who have not had major media coverage ("the talents of today and tomorrow"). It is therefore open to individuals or groups who have not yet had a gold album, with the exception of the nominated album. Its basic purpose is to help newer artists who are not very popular to gain publicity. All albums produced in France in the past year are admissible, without restriction on the nationality or language of expression of the artist. The winner is decided by a jury, headed by a musician, which contains representatives from the press, radio, television and record stores.

The Prix Constantin is named after the record industry figure Philippe Constantin, who died in 1996.

Winners and nominees[edit]

2010[edit]

Winner: Hindi ZahraHandmade

Nominees:

  • Arnaud Fleurent-Didier – La reproduction
  • Camelia Jordana – Camelia Jordana
  • Féfé – Jeune à la retraite
  • Gush – Everybody's god
  • Stromae – Stromae
  • Ben l'Oncle Soul – Ben l'Oncle Soul
  • Carmen Maria Vega – Carmen Maria Vega
  • Féloche – La vie Cajun
  • Zaz – ZAZ

2009[edit]

Winner: Emily LoizeauPays Sauvage

Nominees:

  • Babx – Cristal Ballroom
  • Birdy Nam NamManual for Successful Rioting
  • Diving with Andy – Sugar Sugar
  • Dominique ALa Musique
  • Fredo ViolaThe Turn
  • Hugh Coltman – Stories from the Safe House
  • OrelsanPerdu d'avance
  • Piers FacciniTwo Grains of Sand
  • Yodelice – Tree of Life

2008[edit]

Winner: AṣaAṣa

Nominees:

  • Arman Méliès – Casino
  • Barbara Carlotti – L'Idéal
  • Cocoon – My Friends All Died in a Plane Crash
  • Joseph D'Anvers – Les jours sauvages
  • Julien DoréErsatz
  • Moriarty – Gee Whiz But This Is a Lonesome Town
  • The DøA Mouthful
  • Thomas Dutronc – Comme un manouche sans guitare
  • Yael Naïm and David Donatien – Yael Naim

2007[edit]

Winner: DaphnéCarmin

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2006[edit]

Winner: Abd Al MalikGibraltar

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2005[edit]

Winner: CamilleLe fil

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2004[edit]

Winner: CaliL'amour parfait

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2003[edit]

Winner: Mickey 3DTu vas pas mourir de rire

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2002[edit]

Winner: AvrilThat Horse Must be Starving

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