St Germain's second album, Tourist achieved the number one position on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, and the album and its creator won France's most prestigious music award, the Victoires de la Musique, in jazz, live performance, and electronic categories (Jazz Discovery of the Year, Live Discovery, and Best Electronic Album). In the Netherlands, the album was honored with three Edison Music Awards (Best Instrumental Album, Best Dance Album, and Best Jazz Album). St Germain was also nominated for Best French Act by the MTV Europe Music Awards and Best Jazz Act by the MOBO Awards.
With more than three million copies sold worldwide, Tourist is an electronic music staple featuring nine evocative, jazz-infused tracks still heard at clubs, restaurants and fashion shows around the world. Diamond-certified in France and Platinum or multi-Platinum in Belgium, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, Austria, Italy, Ireland, Norway, and Portugal, the album is an influential entry in the electronic music genre.
In his four-star Rolling Stone review of the album, David Fricke praised St Germain's skilled electronic-meets-jazz approach: A sly dog with a disciple's touch, Navarre shows respect for the spirit, if not the letter, of classic jazz. He gives his live soloists, including trumpeter Pascal Ohse and saxophonist-flutist Edouard Labor, room to breathe, if not blow wild. Rolling Stone later touted Tourist as one of 2000's best albums.
In December 1995, St Germain became the first electro wave artist to perform onstage with musicians (at the Les Transmusicales in Rennes, France), and he has headlined more than 280 shows around the world. Tourist's release was supported with a sold out international tour which included concerts in France, North America, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Israel, Spain, Portugal, the UK, New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland, Greece, Turkey, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and China.
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