Stromae and Pommelien Thijs the big winners at this year’s Flemish Music Industry Awards
This year’s Flemish Music Industry Awards, the MIAs were awarded at a ceremony held at Brussels Expo on Thursday evening. The big winners at the MIAs that was broadcast live on the VRT’s television channel Eén were Stromae and Pommelien Thijs (photo, above). Both took 3 awards each. While it was the first time that Pommien Thijs had been honoured at the Music Industry Awards, the three MIAs won by Stromae on Thursday evening brought his total to 20. No other artist has ever won more MIAs than Stromae.
Other artists to win awards this year include Metejoor and Charlotte Adigéry both of whom took 2 awards each. Meanwhile, Angèle went away empty-handed despite having been nominated for no fewer than 7 awards.
After what was a very successful year for her in 2022, 21-year-old Pommelien Thijs was one of the big winners at Thursday evening’s MIAs. She took awards in three categories, something that was only matched by Stromae. She took the award for Best New Artist, Solo Female Artist and Hit in 2022 for the song ‘Ongewoon’ (unusual).
Stromae (video below) took the MIAs for Best Songwriter/Composer, Live Act and for Best Music Video for his song ‘L’enfer’ (The Hell). This brings Stromae’s total to 20 MIAs. This is well ahead of the artist with the second greatest number of MIAs to their name Milow who has 12. Angèle, who failed to win a single award on Thursday, has in the past won a total of 11 MIAs.
Stromae: 20 times a winner at the MIAs
CAMILLE took the prizes for best Dutch Language Song and Best Pop Song. Meanwhile Metejoor was honnoured for his album ‘Metejoor’ and also took the prize for Beast Male Solo Artist.
Tamino and Coely took an award each. Tamino for Best Alternative Music Artist and Coely for Best Hiphop Artist.
The veteran singer Margriet Hermans took the award for Flemish Pop Music for her hit song ‘Lekker blijven hangen’.
Watch the MIAs (in Dutch)