Music is once again in the spotlight on the Croisette. The 25th NRJ Music Awards ceremony takes place this Friday, November 10, 2023. For this “quarter century” anniversary, Nikos Aliagas returns to Cannes to host the musical evening broadcast on TF1.

After being replaced last year by Camille Combal, due to a nasty fall on the Star Academy set, the entertainment boss will be in charge of the ceremony which crowns the talents of the year 2023. Compared to the he previous edition, the evening of the NRJ Music Awards will be held in a particular context after the fatal knife attack in a high school in Arras last October.

What do you need to know about this 25th awards ceremony? Filming, television broadcast, red carpet and celebrities present at the Palais des Festivals… Planet tells you everything in its summary.

According to information published in Le Parisien, the NRJ Music Awards 2023 ceremony will not be broadcast live on TF1. Since the deadly attack in Arras this fall, France remains placed on “emergency attack” alert, triggered by Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne. Or the highest level of the system.

Faced with the unprecedented situation, the first channel must adapt the retransmission of the show. This is why the awards ceremony “will be recorded live during the afternoon of November 10, 2023 and broadcast the same evening, at 9 p.m.”, indicates the Ile-de-France newspaper. If the broadcast should not disturb the millions of viewers in front of their stations, will they see their favorite stars tread the legendary red carpet in front of the photographers?

Before each edition of the NRJ Music Awards, French and international stars parade on the red carpet. The opportunity for them to shine (solo, couple or group) in their luminous outfits under the photographers’ flashes. A highlight of the evening which will however not take place this year given the current context.

“The strengthening of the Vigipirate plan, the repeated bomb threats at the Château de Versailles and the cancellation of the MTV Europe Music Awards, scheduled for this weekend in Villepinte (Seine-Saint-Denis), require us to strengthen security” , details Le Parisien, according to a source close to the matter. Which will not prevent those faithful to the ceremony from showing their support by voting for their favorite artists.

Before attending the 25th NRJ Music Awards ceremony this Friday, November 10, 2023 on TF1, discover the summary of the French and international artists nominated in the following categories:

Bianca Costa



Joseph Kamel

Colorless Night


Ayra Starr

Becky G

David Kushner

Karol G

Libyan woman

of flowers


Juliette Armanet


She lied




Dua Lipa

Miley Cyrus

Olivia Rodrigo




Taylor Swift

Claudio Capéo

David Guetta

Kendji Girac

Pierre de Maere




Calvin Harris

Ed Sheeran

Jason Derulo

Lil Nas X


Sam Smith

The Weeknd

“At home” – Claudio Capéo

“Child of” – Pierre de Maere

“In the stars” – Benson Boone

“Fire” – Kendji Girac

“Popcorn Sale” – Santa

“Secret” – Louane

“Rush” – Ayra Starr

“Miracle” – Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding

“Dance The Night” – Dua Lipa

“Eyes Closed” – Ed Sheeran

“Waves” – Imagine Dragons

“Tattoo” – Loreen

“The Loneliest” – Moonshine

“Flowers” – Miley Cyrus

Benson Boone

Kendji Girac feat. Vianney – “The Fire”


Soolking feat. Gazo – “Casanova”

Vianney, Ed Sheeran – “Call On Me”

Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding – “Miracle”

Jason Derulo feat. Dido – “When Love Sucks”

Kungs, Purple Disco Machine feat. Julian Perretta – “Substitution”

Rosalía, Rauw Alejandro – “Kiss”

Karol G, Shakira – “TQG”


Louise Attaque



Black Eyed Peas

Imagine Dragons

Linkin Park



“Last” – Bigflo

“Au bord de la mer” – Chiloo

“Love’n’Tendresse” – Eddy de Pretto

“Mamma Mia” – Mentissa

“Popcorn Sale” – Santa

“Keep it Simple” – Vianney, Mika

“Dance The Night” – Dua Lipa

“Eyes Closed” – Ed Sheeran

“Flowers” – Miley Cyrus

“The Loneliest” – Moonshine

“Vampire” – Olivia Rodrigo

“Unholy” – Sam Smith, Kim Petras

“Anti-Hero” – Taylor Swift

Boris Way

Calvin Harris

David Guetta


Martin Solveig



“Baby” – Aya Nakamura

“Harmful” – Hamza feat.Damso

“Defeat” – Jeck

“Makeba” – Jain

“Room 69” – Tayc

“Get it down” – Vacra

“Barbie Girl” (Tiësto remix) – Aqua

“Baby Don’t Hurt Me” – David Guetta, Anne-Marie, Coi Leray

“First Gaou” – Francis Mercier

“When love sucks” – Jason Derulo feat. Dido

“Creepin'” – Metro Boomin, The Weeknd, 21 Savage

“Casanova” – Soolking feat. Gauze

“The Magic Key” – Trinix, One-T



Christophe Mae

Juliette Armanet



M Pokora



Vianney tops the nominations with five potential awards, followed by English singer Ed Sheeran, nominated four times behind his French sidekick. As for international stars, the Italian group Måneskin and popstars Dua Lipa and Miley Cyrus are competing for three trophies at the musical evening. Who will walk away with the most rewards? Response Friday evening on TF1.