Loïc Nottet

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Loïc Nottet
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Nottet in 2015
Background information
Birth name Loïc Nottet
Born (1996-04-10) 10 April 1996 (age 21)
Courcelles, Belgium
Genres Indie pop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • dancer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2014–present
Labels
Associated acts Sia, LP
Website www.loicnottet.com

Loïc Nottet (French pronunciation: ​[lɔik nɔtɛ], born 10 April 1996) is a Belgian singer, who finished second in the third season of The Voice Belgique in 2014 and represented Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 which was held in Vienna, Austria,[1][2] where he placed fourth with 217 points.

Life and career[edit]

Life[edit]

In certain interviews that Loïc had been to, he had stated that he was bullied for having a "girly" voice instead of a manly voice. And it is noticeable that his hit song, "Millions Eyes" had hinted about his emotions and past life that had left him with scars that are uneraseable.

2013–14: The Voice Belgique[edit]

Loïc Nottet auditioned for The Voice Belgique and reached second place in the final of the third season, behind the winner Laurent Pagna, he was in the team of B.J. Scott.

List of songs performed on The Voice Belgique[edit]

Stage Date Song Original artist Notes
Blind auditions 28 January 2014 "Diamonds" Rihanna
Battle 18 March 2014 "Counting Stars" OneRepublic Duel won against Renata Skunczyk
Live 8 April 2014 "We Remain" Christina Aguilera
Live 15 April 2014 "I've Been Loving You Too Long" Otis Redding
Live 22 April 2014 "Love Me Again" John Newman
Live 29 April 2014 "Strong" London Grammar
Live 5 May 2014 "Happy" Pharrell Williams With Julie Carpino, Laurent Pagna and Boris Motte
"One" U2 Duo with Beverly Jo Scott
"Ta fête" Stromae With Julie Carpino, Laurent Pagna and Boris Motte
"Paradise" Noa Moon With Julie Carpino and Noa Moon
"Applause" Lady Gaga
"Diamonds" Rihanna Runner-Up

2015: Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

On 3 November 2014, Belgium's French language state broadcaster, Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF), announced Nottet as the Belgian representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 to be held in Vienna, Austria.[1][3] On 10 March 2015, "Rhythm Inside", his entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, was presented (co-written by his Voice mentor), the song went to number one on both the Flanders and Wallonia Ultratop charts. Performing in the first semi final of the competition, Nottet was successful in progressing to the final, coming second in his semi final with 149 points, during the Jury Final (following Australia), he could be barely seen on stage due to heavy use of smoke machines and pyrotechnics from the Australian Act. His delegation was rumoured to have lodged a complaint about this, saying that it would affect part of their final score. While they requested to perform again, this was apparently denied, instead telling juries to disregard the smoke; in the Grand Final, the Belgian entry scored a total of 217 points leaving "Rhythm Inside" in fourth position overall, giving Belgium its first top five placement since 2003. It received the maximum 12 points from three countries; Netherlands, France and Hungary. The song was certified Platinum for selling 30,000 copies in Belgium. Nottet has released three different music videos for Rhythm Inside (including one called the "Alice in Wonderland" version), after the contest, "Rhythm Inside" reached the top ten in the Austrian, Lithuanian and Russian Music Charts, achieving top 20 in Finland, Iceland and Sweden and also charting in Australia, UK, France, Switzerland and many more European countries.

Loic has sung at NJR park Uitmarkt Symphonica, on 24 October 2015, he took part in and won the sixth series of the French TV show Danse avec les stars.[4]

2016–present: Selfocracy[edit]

Nottet's single "Million Eyes", part of his first album, was released on 27 October 2016, the video was filmed on 5 October 2016. Nottet announced the album would feature a concept, different characters and several music videos,[5] the song charted at number two on the Wallonia Ultratop chart and number two in France. The song was certified gold in Belgium and France, on 2 March, Nottet announced his debut album via social media. Selfocracy.[6] was released on March 31 and managed to top the chart in Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia). It also charted at number three in Ultratop Flanders, number eight in France and number twenty in Switzerland.

On 22 and 23 April 2017, Nottet presented his first concerts after the release of his album, he has performed two concerts, which both sold out quickly, in the Ancienne Belgique (l'AB) in Brussels.[7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
BEL
(FL)

[8]
BEL
(WA)

[9]
FRA
[10]
SWI
[11]
Selfocracy[12] 3 1 8
[13]
20

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
BEL
(FL)

[8]
BEL
(WA)

[9]
AUS
[14]
AUT
[15]
FRA
[10]
GER
[16]
NLD
[17]
SWE
[18]
SWI
[11]
UK
[19]
"Rhythm Inside" 2015 1 1 61 2 85 21 26 12 34 69
  • BEA: Platinum
Non-album single
"Million Eyes" 2016 23 2 5 43 Selfocracy
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

[21]

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
BEL
(WA)

[9]
FRA

(DL)
[10]

"Mud Blood" 2017 17 125 Selfocracy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Loïc Nottet, représentant de la Belgique à l'Eurovision !" (in French). RTBF. Archived from the original on 3 November 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (Sergio) (3 November 2014). "Belgium: Loïc Nottet to Vienna!". Archived from the original on 3 November 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Loïc Nottet to represent Belgium in Vienna". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Marie PIAT (23 December 2015). "Danse avec les stars : Loïc Nottet vainqueur !". MYTF1News. Archived from the original on 2015-12-24. 
  5. ^ lanouvellegazette.be. "Loïc Nottet (Courcelles) débute le tournage de son nouveau clip et s’adresse à ses fans dans une vidéo!". lanouvellegazette. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "loicnottet_officiel". Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "Loïc Nottet : son concert à l'AB complet en 12 minutes !". www.cinetelerevue.be. Retrieved 22 November 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Discografie Loïc Nottet". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  9. ^ a b c "Discographie Loïc Nottet". Belgium (Wallonia) Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  10. ^ a b c "Discographie Loïc Nottet". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  11. ^ a b "Discography Loïc Nottet". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  12. ^ "Selfocracy by Loïc Nottet on Apple Music". 
  13. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums - SNEP (Week 14, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  14. ^ Peak positions in Australia:
  15. ^ "Discographie Loïc Nottet". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  16. ^ "Loïc Nottet". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  17. ^ "Discografie Loïc Nottet". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  18. ^ "Discography Loïc Nottet". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  19. ^ "Discography Loïc Nottet". officialcharts.com. Official Charts Company. 
  20. ^ "Les Certifications - SNEP". SNEP (in French). 2013-11-01. Retrieved 2017-08-21. 
  21. ^ "Top Singles (téléchargement + streaming) - SNEP". SNEP (in French). 2013-11-01. Retrieved 2017-08-21. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Axel Hirsoux
with "Mother"
Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest
2015
Succeeded by
Laura Tesoro
with "What's the Pressure"