While Israel was victorious in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, arguably the breakout star during the two weeks in Lisbon was Eleni Foureira. An 80/1 outsider at the end of April, Eleni catapulted Cyprus to the top of the betting odds ahead of the grand final. Eventually placing second, Fuego has hit charts all over Europe. Now, it has been revealed that Eleni has been rewarded with a global record deal with Sony Music International!
The second-ever Greek artist to sign an international deal
Two days ago, Eleni signed a global deal with Sony Music International, the second of this year’s Eurovision participants to do so. The first was Mikolas Josef, who placed sixth for the Czech Republic, who signed to Sony and RCA at the beginning of April. According to INFE Greece, Eleni is only the second Greek artist ever to sign an international deal, the first being 2005 Eurovision winner Helena Paparizou who signed to Universal Music.
And a contract renewal with Panik Records!
Some of Sony’s most well-known artists include Camila Cabello, Calvin Harris and Justin Timberlake. Eleni will also join some Eurovision stars in the Sony Music group including Conchita Wurst, Jessica Mauboy and the aforementioned Mikolas Josef. Several Greek artists have also worked with the Greek branch of the record label, including Anna Vissi and Ivi Adamou. However, Eleni is the first Greek artist to sign an international Sony deal. In addition, Eleni recently renewed her contract with Panik Records which has been her long-term record label in Greece and Cyprus.
New Greek and English-language singles on the horizon
Fuego has seen substantial chart success since finishing second in last weekend’s 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. The track has charted in the official charts in Greece, Sweden, Belgium, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and several more over the past couple of days. In a recent interview, Eleni revealed that both new Greek-language and English-language singles are on the horizon. After years of trying, Eurovision and Eleni Foureira have proven to be the perfect match!
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