With three awards apiece, French teen rock band Kyo and new folk-rock trio Mickey 3D led all winners Saturday (Feb. 28) at the 19th annual Les Victoires de la Musique at Paris' Zénith.

With three awards apiece, French teen rock band Kyo and new folk-rock trio Mickey 3D led all winners Saturday (Feb. 28) at the 19th annual Les Victoires de la Musique at Paris' Zénith.

The broadcast on national network France 2 attracted 3.3 million viewers, down from last year's 4 million. It captured an 18.5% audience share, compared to 27% in 2003.

Kyo won the live newcomer of the year award, newcomer artist/group of the year, and best newcomer album for "Le Chemin" (Jive/BMG), which has shifted more than 1 million copies in France, according to the label. Kyo's Victoires success comes on the back of a four-trophy haul at the NRJ Music Awards in January.

Mickey 3D won best video and best single for "Respire" (Virgin), and best pop/rock album for "Tu Vas Pas Mourir de Rire." Late last year, Mickey 3D won the Prix Constantin, France's equivalent of the Mercury Music Prize.

Other key prize-winners on the night included Naïve-signed former supermodel Carla Bruni for best female artist, Emilie Simon for best electronic album prize and Pascal Obispo for best tour. Fresh from her recent Grammy, Cesaria Evora took the best world music album honor.

The gala featured 20 live performances, including Seal's rendition of "Love's Devine" in memory of former Warner France CEO Yann-Philippe Blanc, who passed away last year.

The awards are chosen by an academy of 1,300 industry professionals, presided over by Christophe Lameignère, president of BMG France.