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O. Torvald: comeback after the ESC experience

Posted by eurovision on top on October 15, 2017 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Straight to number 1 in the iTunes Ukrainian albums chart. By releasing the new album Бісайди (Bisaydi) O. Torvald made their comeback after Eurovision. 

Last week the band reveals the magazin Viva! that they passed, perhaps, the most difficult test in their career - participation in the Eurovision Song Contest-2017, after which they heard a lot of critics.

After the defeat at the Eurovision Song Contest-2017 and the press's attention, O.Torvald took a sharp step back. The group moved to a new base for rehearsals, changed the situation and what it would not cost - completely disconnected themselves from communication with the outside world: "In this crazy spring, we dreamed of one thing: to return to the studio and work on new music". This album is a collection of singles since it includes five absolutely new songs and three bonus tracks.


In November the band will present songs from the mini-album Beisaidi at concerts in the framework of their Ukrainian tour, and on December 2 at a big solo concert in Stereo Plaza.


Tracklist:

  • 01. Марі
  • 02. В Подушках
  • 03. Ліхтарі
  • 04. Не Я
  • 05. Бисайды
  • 06. L.V. (Скрябин Cover)
  • 07. Вечер в Рио (feat. Бумбокс)
  • 08. В Подушках (Nick Niker remix)

Listen the album here: www.radio.obozrevatel.com/playlists-music/o-torvald-2017-bisaydi-1006.html

Source: Viva!



Jessica Mauboy achieves big success in Australia

Posted by eurovision on top on October 15, 2017 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The Secret Daughter Season Two: Songs from the Original 7 Series is the second individual soundtrack album by Australian recording artist Jessica Mauboy, featuring music used in the second season of the television series of the same name, which stars Mauboy. The album was released on 6 October 2017 through Sony Music Australia and entered the Australian albums chart straight to number 2!


Even Jessica only did the interval act she was the first representative from Australia. One year after, Guy Sebastian took the Australian flag to Eurovision getting the 5th place, Dami Im in 2016 was the runner up and Isaiah placed 9th this year!


Other artists from Australia already took part in Eurovision representing other countries. Olivia Newton John or Gina G are the major examples. 


Mauboy rose to fame in 2006 on the fourth season of Australian Idol; she became the runner-up and subsequently signed a recording contract with Sony Music Australia.


Mauboy was chosen by SBS to perform at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, in recognition of Australia's love affair with the annual event. She performed the single "Sea of Flags" during the second semi-final in Denmark, making her the first solo artist from outside Europe to perform on the contest as a guest. SBS screened the documentary, Jessica Mauboy's Road to Eurovision on 10 May 2014 before their coverage of the second semi-final.




The Toppers: in concert since 2015

Posted by eurovision on top on September 25, 2017 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (1)

In 2009 The Toppers shined at Eurovision but their story is older than that and their success is a continuous during 13 years old!

The group was formed in 2005 by three Dutch solo singers Gordon, René Froger and Gerard Joling (who particpated in Eurovision with Shangri-la). In late 2008, Joling was replaced by Jeroen van der Boom. However, on 2 December it was announced that Gerard Joling returned to The Toppers.

The actual members are René, Gerard and Jeroen and their recorded Live Concert is back on the charts. Since 2005, when they released the first Live album they are on the charts every year with a new Live recording.

Toppers in concert 2007, 2011 and 2015 reached the number 1 in the charts of the Netherlands but allmost all of their anual CDs were certified as Gold.

This year, the themed concert "Wild West, Home Best" was published as a DVD and CD and it's already in the charts of Belgium and the Netherlands. Jan Smit joined the team!

Let them Shine, Shine, Shineeeeeeeeeeeee!



ABBA GOLD: since 1992 in the Charts

Posted by eurovision on top on September 21, 2017 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (1)


1191 weeks in the Official Chart of United Kingdom, equivalent to more than 22 years, since 1992. 


The compilation album of ABBA is the best seller album ever of the swedish band with sales of 30 million, and it is one of the best selling albums worldwide!

Severall editions were made in different countries but in the UK the compilation is back to the TOP40! With so much popular songs the compilation includes all the greatest hits of ABBA and it is not a surprise that the winners of 1974 are back again in the charts! Right now the album GOLD is in the charts of 5 european countries but it's common to see it enter and leaving the charts a lot of times!

Since 1992, it was ranked in high positions in the charts all over the world as you can see below (peak positions) :

  • Australian Albums Chart -1
  • Austrian Albums Chart - 1
  • Belgium Albums Chart (Flanders) - 15
  • Belgium Albums Chart (Wallonia) - 16
  • Canadian Albums Chart -  4
  • Croatian Albums Chart - 7
  • Czech Albums Chart - 38
  • Danish Albums Chart - 10
  • Dutch Album Chart -  2
  • European Top 100 Albums -  1
  • Finnish Albums Chart -1
  • French Albums Chart -  1
  • German Albums Chart -  1
  • Hungarian Albums Chart - 10
  • Irish Albums Chart -1
  • Italian Albums Chart - 2
  • Japanese Albums Chart - 13
  • New Zealand Albums Chart -  3
  • Norwegian Albums Chart -1
  • Portuguese Albums Chart - 2
  • Spanish Albums Chart -3
  • Swedish Albums Chart - 1
  • Swiss Albums Chart - 1
  • UK Albums Chart -1
  • Uruguayan Albums Chart -  5
  • US Billboard 200 -36
  • US Top Pop Catalog Albums - 1


Clouseau: 30th Anniversary

Posted by eurovision on top on September 16, 2017 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Who would say that Clouseau, the group that participated in Eurovision in 1991 would be one of the most important in Belgium today? The band started with 5 member but now at that moment Koen and Kris do it with their two.The group name Clouseau is derived from the movie personage Jacques "Inspector" Clouseau. It was the nickname of band member Bob Savenberg, as it often imitated the typical accent.)


But their success is prior to Eurovision. The true 'Clouseaumania' started on May 14, 1989, when the band suddenly stood for hundreds of screaming girls. In the beginning of the 'mania', fainted girls were often taken away from the stage. The band then asked organizers to build the front stage so that the Red Cross could do it's job. In 1990, 97 fans had to be taken away by the emergency services.

30 years after, they celebrate their birthday. And they do it with the edition of a disc that has been cast in the number 1 of the list of sales of Belgium.


Especially for a limited edition 4CD + DVD set, Koen and Kris have their own favorites compiled on the additional CD (including demos and live versions). Lastly, this limited edition box also contains footage (such as never before published) about the best of 30 years Clouseau.

Among all his successes is of course their Eurovision song. GEEF HET OP peaked 10 in Belgium and 11 in the Netherlands despite their 16th place in Eurovision.