For the first time in nine years, a Eurovision winner has again reached the Top 10 of the Top 75 in the United Kingdom. Remarkably enough, Menskin does so not with the winning song Zitti e Buoni, but with the album track I Want to Be Your Slave, reports the official chart company.
The last time a Eurovision winner reached the British Top 10 was in 2012 when Lorraine reached number three with Euphoria. Celine Dion, who won for Switzerland in 1988, was the last winner to reach the top ten with a non-winning song in 2002.
Menskin has enjoyed considerable success in the European charts since last month’s victory in Rotterdam. No other conqueror in recent history has managed to do so. Zitti e Buoni is not only a hit in many countries, but also other songs from the album that the Italian rock band has already released.
Eurovision boss Martin Osterdaal is pleased with the success of Menskin to Official Charts Company. “Their popularity proves how big a springboard the Eurovision Song Contest can be and underscores the quality of the acts and songs that participate in it,” he says.
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