Vianney Bureau better known by the mononym Vianney (born in Pau on 13 February 1991) is a French singer songwriter. His debut album Idées blanches was certified gold.
Vianney grew up in Paris in a musical family. His father was a singer and guitar player, and Vianney started writing songs at 12. He studied at Notre-Dame-des-Oiseaux College and later three years at Lycée militaire de Saint-Cyr. After his baccalaureate, in 2009, he studied at Paris School of Business, formerly the ESG Management School de Paris, for three more years and later earned a business diploma in London. Finally, he studied styling at École supérieure des arts et techniques de la mode (ESMOD), graduating in June 2014. His varied specializations helped him develop both social and artistic diversity.
In 2011, Vianney met Isabelle Vaudey, who became his manager. She arranged for public performances and arranged a meeting with vocalist Antoine Essertier, who offered to produce his debut album, Idées blanches, which was recorded in summer of 2013 and released on 20 October 2014. With the album, he was signed to the "Tôt ou tard" record label in February 2014. His first charting single from the album was "Je te déteste" with the music video directed by Nicolas Davenel. The follow up single "Pas là" became his biggest chart success. The music video was directed by Nicolas Bary and featured Lola Bessis.
He took part in the 30-event tour of Florent Pagny entitled Vieillir Ensemble, and has recorded with other artists, including Samaha of Shaka Ponk, and then with Joyce Jonathan in "Les filles d'aujourd'hui". He also recorded an acoustic version of his album Idées blanches.
On 27 January 2015, he won the W9 Talent Award over other nominated acts Christine and the Queens, Indila, Black M, Irma, The Dø, Camélia Jordana, Peter Peter, Brigitte and Adrien Gallo. He was nominated for "Revelation Album of the Year" during Victoires de la musique 2015. In 2016, he won the "Artiste interprète of the Year" at the same event.
Awards and nomination
2014: Won "Virgin Radio Male Revelation of the Year"
2015: Won W9 Talents Award 2015
2015: Won SACEM's Francis Lemarque Award for Best New Singer-Songwriter of the Year
2015: Won RFM Award for Songwriter of the Year for "Pas là"
2015: Nomination for Victoires de la musique 2015, in category: "Revelation Album of the Year" for album Idées blanches
2015: Pre-nomination at NRJ Music Award 2015 as "Revelation Artist of the Year"
2016: Won Victoires de la musique 2016 for category "Artiste interprète" of the Year de l'année