Milow and Selah Sue big MIA winners
Milow and Selah Sue each walked away with three awards from last weekend’s Flemish Music Industry Awards MIAs). Milow won for best pop artist, best male solo artist and best live act. Instead of making an acceptance speech in the latter case, he and his band played a number by Bruce Springsteen.
Selah Sue (pictured), who Milow had a hand in discovering, took best album, best-selling artist and best female solo artist, which she dedicated to her grandmother.
Rock band dEUS was nominated six times and picked up two awards, for best rock/alternative act and best musician for the band’s guitarist Mauro Pawlowski. Hit of the year (voted by the public) and video of the year went to the Bruges-born Australian Gotye for “Somebody That I Used to Know”.
Other MIAs went to Raymond van het Groenewoud for best composer, Bart Peeters for best Dutch-language performer, Intergalactic Lovers for best breakthrough and Hooverphonic for best band.