|Posted by Eurovision On Top on April 29, 2015 at 12:20 AM|
The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 has not yet occurred but the Italian entry, "Grande Amore" by Il Volo is already flying high in..... USA.
As we reported on March 30, 2015, "Grande Amore" became the first single of the ESC 2015 to gain a gold certification as well as the first 2015 entry to chart internationally as it reached (so far) #21 in Switzerland.
Things didn't stop here and since then the single is already platinum in Italy as well the EP "Sanremo Grande Amore", both #1 in the Italian charts. But more surprisingly the EP has already made the BillBoard Classical Charts (USA), peaking (to date) at #7.
It's true that this is not their debut on the Classical Billboard but this big success can be a great sign of the impact that Il Volo can have on the Big Saturday night, on next 23 May 2015.
Regarding the EP "Sanremo Grande Amore" it was featured on our section "Essential Albums, March 2015. Besides "Grande Amore" it contains six covers, including renditions of the Italian entries of 1959 and 1960, "Piove (Ciao, ciao bambina)" by Domenico Modugno and "Romantica" by Renato Rascel, respectively. A new edition, containing a DVD will be released on next May 12, 2015.