Loïc Nottet

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Loïc Nottet
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Nottet in 2015
Background information
Birth nameLoïc Edward Nottet
Born (1996-04-10) 10 April 1996 (age 23)
Courcelles, Belgium
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • dancer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2014–present
LabelsSony
Websiteloicnottet.com

Loïc Nottet (French pronunciation: ​[lɔik nɔtɛ], born 10 April 1996) is a Belgian singer, who finished second in the third season of The Voice Belgique in 2014 and represented Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 which was held in Vienna, Austria,[3][4] where he placed fourth with 217 points.

Life and career[edit]

2013–14: The Voice Belgique[edit]

Loïc Nottet auditioned for The Voice Belgique and reached second place in the final of the third season, behind the winner Pagna. He was in the team of B.J. Scott. He cites Imagine Dragons, Lana Del Rey, Sia and Dua Lipa as his inspirations.[5]

List of songs performed on The Voice Belgique[edit]

Stage Date Song Original artist Notes
Blind auditions 28 January 2014 "Diamonds" Rihanna
Battle 18 March 2014 "Counting Stars" OneRepublic Duel won against Renata Skunczyk
Live 8 April 2014 "We Remain" Christina Aguilera
Live 15 April 2014 "I've Been Loving You Too Long" Otis Redding
Live 22 April 2014 "Love Me Again" John Newman
Live 29 April 2014 "Strong" London Grammar
Live 5 May 2014 "Happy" Pharrell Williams With Julie Carpino, Laurent Pagna and Boris Motte
"One" U2 Duo with Beverly Jo Scott
"Ta fête" Stromae With Julie Carpino, Laurent Pagna and Boris Motte
"Paradise" Noa Moon With Julie Carpino and Noa Moon
"Applause" Lady Gaga
"Diamonds" Rihanna Runner-Up

2015: Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

On 3 November 2014, Belgium's French language state broadcaster, Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF), announced Nottet as the Belgian representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 to be held in Vienna, Austria.[3][6] On 10 March 2015, "Rhythm Inside", his entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, was presented (co-written by his Voice mentor). The song went to number one on both the Flanders and Wallonia Ultratop charts. Performing in the first semi final of the competition, Nottet was successful in progressing to the final, coming second in his semi final with 149 points. During the Jury Final (following Australia), he could be barely seen on stage due to heavy use of smoke machines and pyrotechnics from the Australian Act. His delegation was rumoured to have lodged a complaint about this, saying that it would affect part of their final score. While they requested to perform again, this was apparently denied, instead telling juries to disregard the smoke. In the Grand Final, the Belgian entry scored a total of 217 points leaving "Rhythm Inside" in fourth position overall, giving Belgium its first top five placement since 2003. It received the maximum 12 points from three countries; Netherlands, France and Hungary. The song was certified Platinum for selling 30,000 copies in Belgium. Nottet has released three different music videos for Rhythm Inside (including one called the "Alice in Nightmareland" version). After the contest, "Rhythm Inside" reached the top ten in the Austrian, Lithuanian and Russian Music Charts, achieving top 20 in Finland, Iceland and Sweden and also charting in Australia, UK, France, Switzerland and many more European countries.

Loic has sung at NJR park Uitmarkt Symphonica. On 24 October 2015, he took part in and won the sixth series of the French TV show Danse avec les stars.[7]

2016–present: Selfocracy[edit]

Nottet's single "Million Eyes", part of his first album, was released on 27 October 2016. The video was filmed on 5 October 2016. Nottet announced the album would feature a concept, different characters and several music videos.[8] The song charted at number two on the Wallonia Ultratop chart and number two in France. The song was certified gold in Belgium and France. On 2 March, Nottet announced his debut album via social media. Selfocracy.[9] was released on March 31 and managed to top the chart in Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia). It also charted at number three in Ultratop Flanders, number eight in France and number twenty in Switzerland.

On 22 and 23 April 2017, Nottet presented his first concerts after the release of his album. He has performed two concerts, which both sold out quickly, in the Ancienne Belgique (l'AB) in Brussels.[10]

Nottet won the Best Belgian Act category at the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards which aired on 12 November 2017.[11]

Throughout 2017 Nottet toured on the Selfocracy tour in Belgium which also reached the UK, France, Germany and more. The tour finished in early August 2018.[12]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales and certifications
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
BEL
(FL)

[13]
BEL
(WA)

[14]
FRA
[15]
SWI
[16]
SWI
(ROM)
[17]
Selfocracy 3 1 6 20 5

Singles[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
BEL
(FL)

[13]
BEL
(WA)

[14]
AUS
[23]
AUT
[24]
FRA
[15]
GER
[25]
NLD
[26]
SWE
[27]
SWI
[16]
UK
[28]
"Rhythm Inside"[29] 2015 1 1 61 2 85 21 26 12 34 69 Non-album single
"Million Eyes"[31] 2016 23 2 2 43 Selfocracy
"Mud Blood"[2] 2017 [A] 17 125
"Doctor"[34] [B] 156 Non-album singles
"Go to Sleep"[35] [C] [D] 186
"On Fire"[36] 2018 [E] 10
"—" denotes an item that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs[edit]

List of other songs, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
BEL
(FL)

[13]
BEL
(WA)

[14]
"Hungry Heart"[19] 2017 [F] 47 Selfocracy

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Mud Blood" did not reach the region's Ultratop 50 chart, but charted at number one on the Ultratip Bubbling Under ranking.[13]
  2. ^ "Doctor" did not reach the region's Ultratop 50 chart, but charted at number 12 on the Ultratip Bubbling Under ranking.[14]
  3. ^ "Go to Sleep" did not reach the region's Ultratop 50 chart, but was registered on the Ultratip Bubbling Under ranking.[13]
  4. ^ "Go to Sleep" did not reach the region's Ultratop 50 chart, but charted at number 13 on the Ultratip Bubbling Under ranking.[14]
  5. ^ "On Fire" did not reach the region's Ultratop 50 chart, but charted at number eight on the Ultratip Bubbling Under ranking.[13]
  6. ^ "Hungry Heart" did not reach the Ultratop 50 chart, but charted at number 24 on the Ultratip Bubbling Under ranking.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kosmala, Lucie (31 March 2017). "Entre pop énergique et atmosphère captivante, découvre "Selfocracy", l'album de Loïc Nottet" [Between energetic pop and a captivant atmosphere, discover "Selfocracy", the album of Loïc Nottet] (in French). Madmoizelle. Archived from the original on 9 November 2017. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b Myers, Owen (21 July 2017). "Synth-Pop Artist Loïc Nottet Dances Through His Demons In 'Mud Blood'". The Fader. Archived from the original on 24 August 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Loïc Nottet, représentant de la Belgique à l'Eurovision !" (in French). RTBF. Archived from the original on 3 November 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  4. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (Sergio) (3 November 2014). "Belgium: Loïc Nottet to Vienna!". Archived from the original on 3 November 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Nouveau look, nouveau départ: Loïc Nottet veut "explorer d'autres horizons"" [New look, new start : Loïc Nottet wants to "explore other horizons"] (in French). Newsmonkey. 8 December 2018. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Loïc Nottet to represent Belgium in Vienna". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
  7. ^ Marie PIAT (23 December 2015). "Danse avec les stars : Loïc Nottet vainqueur !". MYTF1News. Archived from the original on 24 December 2015.
  8. ^ lanouvellegazette.be. "Loïc Nottet (Courcelles) débute le tournage de son nouveau clip et s'adresse à ses fans dans une vidéo!". lanouvellegazette. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  9. ^ "loicnottet_officiel". Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Loïc Nottet : son concert à l'AB complet en 12 minutes !". www.cinetelerevue.be. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  11. ^ "loicnottet_officiel". Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  12. ^ "loicnottet_officiel". Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g "Discografie Loïc Nottet". Ultratop. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  14. ^ a b c d e "Discographie Loïc Nottet". Ultratop. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  15. ^ a b "Discographie Loïc Nottet". SNEP. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  16. ^ a b "Discography Loïc Nottet". Schweizer Hitparade. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  17. ^ "Discography Loïc Nottet". Schweizer Hitparade (Romandie). Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  18. ^ "Selfocracy by Loïc Nottet on Apple Music". iTunes Store. 31 March 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  19. ^ a b Selfocracy (Liner notes/ CD booklet). Loïc Nottet. France: Sony Music Entertainment (Barcode: 88985420302). 2017.CS1 maint: others (link)
  20. ^ Goncalves, Julien (23 December 2017). "2017: quelles sont les déceptions musicales de l'année? Les chiffres!" [2017: Which are the musical deceptions of the year? The numbers!]. Pure Charts. Archived from the original on 24 December 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  21. ^ "Goud en platina – Albums 2017" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  22. ^ "Les certifications – Loïc Nottet" (in French). SNEP. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  23. ^ Ryan, Gavin (30 May 2015). "ARIA Singles: Taylor Swift Bad Blood Is No 1". ARIA. Noise11. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  24. ^ "Discographie Loïc Nottet". Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  25. ^ "Loïc Nottet – Rhythm Inside". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  26. ^ "Discografie Loïc Nottet". Single Top 100. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  27. ^ "Discography Loïc Nottet". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  28. ^ "Loïc Nottet – OCC". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  29. ^ "Belgium: Loïc Nottet presents "Rhythm Inside"". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  30. ^ "Goud en platina – Singles 2015" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  31. ^ "Découvrez la nouvelle chanson de Loïc Nottet: 'J'avais envie d'écrire ça parce que les critiques, les jugements, ça me connaît'" [Discover the new single of Loïc Nottet: 'I wanted to write about the song because of the critics and judgements that are known to me'] (in French). RTL. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  32. ^ "Goud en platina – Singles 2017" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  33. ^ "Les certifications – Loïc Nottet" (in French). SNEP. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  34. ^ "Loïc Nottet: "Doctor", une nouvelle chanson et un clip flippant pour Halloween" [Loïc Nottet: "Doctor", a new single and music video for Halloween] (in French). Virgin Radio. 31 October 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  35. ^ "Loïc Nottet: "Go to Sleep", son nouveau clip pour fêter Noël" [Loïc Nottet: "Go to Sleep", his new music video to celebrate Christmas] (in French). Virgin Radio. 22 December 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  36. ^ "Un nouveau titre pour Loïc Nottet, "On Fire"" [A new single for Loïc Nottet, "On Fire"] (in French). RTBF. 26 November 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Axel Hirsoux
with "Mother"
Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest
2015
Succeeded by
Laura Tesoro
with "What's the Pressure"