Only half an hour ago, Loreen performed ‘Euphoria’ in front of a huge crowd in central Stockholm. According to Aftonbladet, thousands of fans greeted Loreen. The stage appearance was hosted by Nassim al Fakir.
Loreen even managed to top the UK iTunes Store Top 10 earlier today, and is currently sitting at No.2 after Rudimental’s ‘Feel the Love.’
She currently tops the iTunes Store charts in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and Spain. Justin Bieber tops the Swedish tally with ‘Die in Your Arms’ ahead of ‘Euphoria.’
Italy didn’t award Loreen with one single point in Baku. The country doesn’t buy the digital download, instead crowning Emma’s ‘Cercavo amore’ the top spot instead.
Back to the UK singles chart, fun. Climbed to No.1 this Sunday with ‘We Are Young,’ fending off The Wanted’s ‘Chasing the Sun’ which came in 2nd. The only other new entry in the top ten came from Paloma Faith’s ‘Picking Up the Pieces.’ fun. also tops the recently introduced UK Official Streaming Chart ahead of Carly Rae Japsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe.’
Loreen’s arrival at Stockholm Arlanda airport could end up in chaos. According to Aftonbladet, a thousand fans will greet her. “She won’t have to arrive at an empty arrival hall,” says Martin Sundin, member of Svenska Melodifestivalföreningen, a society devoted to the Eurovision. This afternoon, Loreen boarded a plane from Baku. She will have a short stop over in Vienna, at 19.10, finally arriving at Arlanda at 22.25 tonight.
Anyone who wants to greet the ‘Euphoria’ star is welcome to do so in the international arrivals hall at terminal 5.
Today, a cover of ‘Euphoria’ performed by the Royal Swedish Army band spread like wildfire via social media.
According to DN, 3.5m viewers watched the ESC on Saturday. Last year, 2.9m followed Eric Saade’s adventures in Germany. That’s a far cry from the 6m viewers racked up by Carola’s Munich appearance back in 1983.
Svenska Dagbladet reveals that SVT and the record label Warner are planning a welcoming party to honor the victory. It’s scheduled to take place at either the Royal Garden (Kungsträdgården) or Skansen in Stockholm on Tuesday or Wednesday.
This day in music, Sonique climbed to the top of the UK singles chart back in 2000 with ‘It Feels So Good.’ Previously a member of S-Express, she was no stranger to chart success. However, it was actually the second time running for ‘It Feels So Good.’ Back in 1998, it peaked at No.24 in the UK. A far more successful second run, the single became the third biggest selling hit of 2000. It topped the tally for three weeks, spending a total of 14 weeks in the top 40.
Sonique also managed to reach No.8 in the US, signing with Republic Records. In 2008, The Official UK Charts Company awarded it the biggest selling dance song of the 21st century on the back of over 650,000 copies sold in the UK alone.
This year’s American Idol winner Philip Philips earns a No.1 position on the current Canadian iTunes Store chart (upd. 5/27). Officially released as a download on May 23, it is set to bow on the Billboard Hot 100 in its next edition. In the US, Philip Philips has not been able to unseat Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe,’ who tops the iTunes chart ahead of Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know.’
Née Phillip LaDon Phillips, Jr. in 1990, the 21 year old singer reigns from Leesburg, Georgia. Philips won American Idol against Jessica Sanchez on the May 23 final – a total of 132 million votes were cast. On the final show, Philip Philips performed covers of Ben E. King’s ‘Stand by Me’ and Billy Joel’s ‘Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)’ in addition to ‘Home’ (a song originally written for Greg Holden, one of the co-writers).
Back to the charts, Carly Rae Jepsen and Gotye rule the Billboard Digital Song Chart as well, where Pitbull’s ‘Back in Time’ races 15-11. It’s the highest current Billboard position for the cut, which also sits at No.16 on the Hot 100 and currently charts on the Pop, Latin, Radio and Rap songs tallies.
The theme song from Men in Black III fares better on the US iTunes Store chart where it currently sits at No.4 after Philip Philips’ ‘Home.’
On the Billboard On-Demand Songs chart, Gotye rules ahead of the Maroon 5/Wiz Khalifa collaboration ‘Payphone.’
According to MTV News, had wanted to perform a song of its own, yet he was restricted by time.