Loreen’s ‘Statements’ may have missed out on a spot in the Melodifestivalen final. But iTunes download fans rush to the store. The track sits at No.3, far ahead of Anton Hagman’s ‘Kiss You Goodbye’ at No.19.
The current iTunes chart in Sweden is packed with Melodifestivalen hits. Ed Sheeran tops with ‘Shape of You.’ Then we have Wiktoria (2), Loreen (3), Nano (4), Robin Bengtsson (5) and Mariette (6). Jon Henrik Fjällgren’s jojk song sits at No.8 That means six out of ten songs comes from the competition. Adding the rest of the chart, most entries can be found.
Winners Not Benefitted on iTunes
The winners from Saturday’s duels does not seem to have sparked downloads. I would have expected Boris René (16), FO&O (17) and Anton Hagman (19) to see experience a surge in sales. Lisa Ajax ‘I Don’t Give A’ only manages to come in at No.40.
While downloads and streaming are very different, so does the Spotify chart. For example, Benjamin Ingrosso is No.10 on streaming (while No.29 on downloads). As before, Wiktoria is the biggest hit on Spotify (4).
On Spotify, Loreen is now well ahead of Anton Hagman. She’s actually at No.17 while ‘Kiss You Goodbye’ falls to No.30.
Much can be said about the competition, we’ll know the results on March 11th. Make sure to follow WelcheMusic.com for more updates.