CHRISTOPHE WINS VICTOIRE DE LA MUSIQUE AWARD FOR L'OLYMPIA SHOW|
The French singer Christophe has won a Victoire de la Musique award for best concert of the year, for his unique show staged at L'Olympia held in March 2002. The 18th Victoires de la Musique awards ceremony was held last night in Paris, similar to the Brit Awards held in the UK, and is Christophe's first ever Victoire award.
L'Olympia concert, produced by Francis Dreyfus and Garance Productions, was Christophe's comeback on stage after 27 years, and included many songs written by Jean Michel Jarre in the mid-seventies such as Les Mots Bleus, Senorita, Les Paradis Perdus, Le Temps de Vivre, etc.
Other nominations in this category included Jean-Louis Aubert, Indochine and Linda Lemay. Christophe was also nominated as Male Vocalist of the Year, together with Patrick Bruel, Alain Bashung and Renaud, who eventually won the award.
More information about Victoires de la Musique and the award that Christophe won can be found at the official Victoires de la Musique site and French television station France 2 features an article (which also includes a video report - click here for direct RealVideo link).
The concert was released on CD and DVD last year, read our report from October 2002, including links to purchase the recordings online.