Swiss Music Awards 2017

The Swiss Music Awards, the most important platform for established and up and coming Swiss musicians celebrated its 10th anniversary this year! The show was broadcast live on SRF 2 and One TV.

It was a very interesting and exciting event! Here are some highlights:

  • Great acts like: James Blunt, Alvaro Soler, Mark Forster, Damian Lynn, Lo & Leduc, Pegasus and Züri West
  • Entertaining hosting from Stefan Büsser and Alexandra Maurer
  • Touching speeches by musicians like Hecht, DJ Bobo, Joy Matter (widow of the famous Swiss singer-song writer Mani Matter, who received the Tribute Award) and
  • World famous DJ Bobo, who has been in the music industry for more than 25 years with 15 million records sold, received the Outstanding Achievement Award
  • The youngest winner of the SMA Nemo gave a brilliant performance, singing in his own unique way Mani Matter’s song “Zündhölzli”
  • The great song by the band Dabu Fantastic “Angelina” that got Best Hit Award was performed on stage by Dabu Fantastic and Hecht
  • An afterparty with beats from DJ Antoine in the Kaufleuten club with almost all the nominees, performers and winners

Here are the winners of Swiss Music Awards 2017:

Best Female Solo Act: Beatrice Egli

Best Male Solo Act: Trauffer

Best Group: Schluneggers Heimweh

Best Breakthrough Act: Schluneggers Heimweh

Best Talent: Nemo

Best Act Romandie: Mark Kelly

Best Live Act: Hecht

Best Album: Trauffer “Heiterefahne”

Best Hit: Dabu Fantastic “Angelina”

Best International Breakthrough Act: Alvaro Soler

Best International Act: Coldplay

Best International Album: Coldplay“A Head Full of Dreams”

Best International Hit: Alan Walker “Faded”

Artist Award: Seven

Outstanding Achievement Award: DJ Bobo

Tribute Award: Mani Matter

The Presenting Partner of the Swiss Music Awards is Credit Suisse Viva. I had fun attending the show, and I am already looking forward to discovering more Swiss musicians next year!

Photos of the show: SwissGlam and Swiss Music Awards

Swiss singer Kunz
Red carpet with Swiss singer Kunz