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Amir's Addictions album has left thousands of people addicted to their songs. Precisely two years after the release of its first edition, Amir's third album is a three-time platinum record in France and gold record in Belgium. After this edition, the collector edition has been released with some extras and most recently (last May) the Addictions-Ultimate Version. This latest edition has 4 more themes than the original edition. This week, two years ago, the album is 104 weeks old on the France Album Chart and is currently the oldest album on the chart! Despite only having reached # 4, the album has remained more than half of the last few years uninterruptedly in the Top 50.
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Christmas is approaching and publishers are preparing for the new record editions of the high season. After summer, it feels good to come back to the couch and listen to a CD of our favorite artists. In the midst of release, many are returning and first try a single and then release a new album if there is considerable success. But others insist on satisfying their most loyal following with new song sets.
From Italy we get three albums that are already doing real damage to the Charts. The edition of Marco Mengoni Atlantico's award-winning album, this time live, with his best performances, is a collection to be reckoned with. Emma Marrone's return, always bellisima, as well as the brilliant edition of Franco Battiato's album "Torneremo Ancora" with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are moments of Italian music not to be missed.
From Poland, we get two gems from the early days and glory of the country in Eurovision. Kasia Kowalska presents her version of MTV's mythical Unplugged while Justyna, eccentric and controversial, introduces us to a new version of Maria Magdalena, all is one. After a period of rest to catch up on her personal life, the Spanish Pastora Soler returns with Sentir.
In Northern Europe, record buzz is much but much more is going to be expected. From Estonia, Tanja and her colleagues introduce The Swingers CD with versions and not only; Ivo Linna, one of the country's most successful artists, presents us with the traditional Südames Eestimaa. From neighboring Latvia, Triana Park returns with 11. From Finland, Jarkko Ahola in his more metal version brings him Metallisydan as a successor to the successful Mä tuun sun luo, an album that includes hits like Dion Holy Diver and Iron Maiden's Wasted years, but its most surprising choices include Neil Young's Old Man. The album opens with the megahit Alone by Heart which jarkko said he is not very familiar with.
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Earlier this month, the one who was the greatest artist in the Czech Republic, and then Czechoslovakia, left us forever. An estimated 300,000 people went to pay him a tribute in which he holds state funeral. A funeral of state honors was held at St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague and flags flew at half-mast on public buildings. Czech President Milos Zeman and Prime Minister Andrej Babis were among the guests at the funeral service, which was broadcast on big screens and on Czech television. His popularity crossed from east to west during the Cold War and fans stood for hours in a line stretching back at least two kilometers to bid the man nicknamed "Sinatra of the East" farewell.
A life of success
Over the course of his career he released over 100 albums and 100 compilation albums and sold much more than 50 million records worldwide, 23 million of them in the German-speaking market, and about 15 million in Czech Republic and Slovakia. Gott represented Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 1968 with the song Tausend Fenster, finishing in 13th place.
In May 2019, only months before his passing, Gott released his very last song and music video - a duet "Srdce nehasnou" (Hearts will go on) with his daughter Charlotte.
Latest Album Compilation / Charts
Now a compilation of eighty famous songs from his repertoire was released. It is clear that no choice can be complete. However, Gottovský expert and experienced composer Miloš Skalka chose the most essential ones. Chronologically assembled into four attractive units. New remastering care was received. CD is packed in folding paper digipack with archive and contemporary photographs.
Also the collection "Singly" was released, including 300 Songs from 1962–2019 in 15CD's. A large selection of Gott's single and EP recordings, spanning the early 1960s to the present. Three hundred songs, almost complete view of the gradual changes of music, lyrics and arrangements. Evidence of the singer's talent versatility, his successful pursuit of world trends, and his excellent home repertoire.
In both Slovakia and the Czech Republic, both collections topped album sales lists. The most iconic albums of their careers have returned to Charts from both countries but also from Austria and Germany. In the Czech Republic, ten albums have returned to the Top 50!
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on September 20, 2019 at 4:20 AM||comments (2)|
Céline Dion is celebrating the kickoff to her world tour today by releasing three new songs from her upcoming album, Courage, out Nov. 15. Courage its her twelfth English-language studio album and three singles were just released: "Lying Down", "Courage" and "Imperfections". The Album will include 16 tracks including the hit single "Flying on my own" which peaked number 1 in our weekly chart. The deluxe edition of the album will include 4 more tracks.
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on April 9, 2019 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
"Bjorn Ulvaeus has updated fans on when fans can expect to hear new music the group have been working on.
The group revealed almost one year ago they had been back in the studio for the first time in over 35 years, working on music for the long-delayed ABBA avatar tour project. Two song titles have been confirmed, I Still Have Faith In You and Don't Shut Me Down.
Bjorn told Denmark’s Ekstra Bladet newspaper that fans can expect to hear a brand-new ABBA song "in September or October".
Member Benny Andersson recently said legal compilations had pushed back the virtual tour and therefore the new music. He also teased the possibility of a third new ABBA song - or possibly even an entire new album." Official Charts (03 April 2019)