On 6 February, 2020 it is that time again. Then Flemish broadcaster VRT, in collaboration with POPPUNT, presents the annual Music Industry Awards. Traditionally, the public will vote for their favourite artists of the year. Belgian Eurovision 2020 candidate Hooverphonic has a chance of winning two awards. Read more about it in this article.
On 29 November, VRT announced all nominees for the MIAs 2019. Hooverphonic receives two nominations. The band itself has a chance to win the ‘Best Band’ award and Alex Callier also received a solo nomination for ‘Producer’. With this, VRT immediately opened the voting lines. All Belgians can vote for their favorite artists of the past year from 29 November.
Previously won MIAs
VRT and POPPUNT will organize the 12th edition of the MIAs on 6 February. The award show dates back to 2007. Hooverphonic has also received several nominations in the past and has already won two awards. Both in 2011 and in 2013 they won the award for ‘Best Band’. Now they have a chance to win the same award again. Do you want to know if Hooverphonic has won the awards? You will find out on February 6 in 2020. Then the MIAs will take place in Paleis 12 in Brussels.
Other familiar Eurovision faces nominated
Not only Hooverphonic, but also two other artists who represented Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest have a chance of winning awards. Just like Hooverphonic, Clouseau, who represented Belgium in 1991, has a chance of winning ‘Best Band’. Clouseau has also won this award twice in the past.
Other categories for which they stand a chance are ‘Pop’ and ‘Dutch speaking’. Clouseau also won an award for the latter.
The other nominee is Laura Tesoro. She represented Belgium in Stockholm in 2016. Despite her young age, she has already won a few nominations, but has not won a single MIA yet. In 2019 she has a chance in the ‘Pop’ and ‘Solo Woman’ categories.