Prix Constantin

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The Prix Constantin is a yearly French music prize. It is awarded to the best album of an artist who has come to fame during the past year. It was formed in 2002. Its basic purpose is to help newer artists who are not very popular to gain publicity. All albums made in France in the past year are able to win.

The Prix Constantin is named after the record industry figure Philippe Constantin, who died in 1996. The Mercury Music Prize was used as an example on making the award.

Winners and nominees[change | change source]

2010[change | change source]

Winner: Hindi ZahraHandmade


  • 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[change | change source]

Winner: Emily LoizeauPays Sauvage


  • 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[change | change source]

Winner: AṣaAṣa


  • 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[change | change source]

Winner: DaphnéCarmin


2006[change | change source]

Winner: Abd Al MalikGibraltar


2005[change | change source]

Winner: CamilleLe fil


2004[change | change source]

Winner: CaliL'amour parfait


2003[change | change source]

Winner: Mickey 3DTu vas pas mourir de rire


2002[change | change source]

Winner: AvrilThat Horse Must be Starving


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