Yael Naim, Named 'Artist of the Year' at les Victoires; Performing in US

February 19, 2016 | By Francerocks

Yael Naim has been declared France’s 2016 Artist of the Year.

H​aving accepted her award along with a touching live performance of “Dream In My Head” this past weekend in Paris at the 31st Victoires de la Musique (France’s version of The Grammys), Naim is gearing up to return to the U.S. next week for her first North American dates since 2011. The French­Israeli singer­songwriter also confirms that her critically­acclaimed new album Older will see a US release later this year ft. exclusive content.

Mixed by Grammy winning producer Michael Brauer (Coldplay , Grizzly Bear, M Ward), Older has already gone Gold in France and features singles “Coward​” and “Dream In My Head​.” The album is a collaborative effort by Naim and partner David Donatien and was recorded in their home on the outskirts of Paris.

Further details on the forthcoming U.S. album release are still to beyet announced, however fans of the artist in NYC and Chicago are in for an early treat when Naim returns to the states for select City Winery Shows next week. Revered for her soulful yet delicate vocals, Naim became an instant success both in her native France and abroad when her self­titled album went Gold in 2008. Lead single “New Soul” became a worldwide hit following an Apple advert handpicked by Steve Jobs himself. 

Find out more about Yael Naim and buy tickets on her France Rocks page

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