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🇮🇹🇳🇱 Måneskin and Duncan Laurence lead Billboard’s #EmergingArtists charts

While Eurovision season has come to an end, the world has not forgotten about the contest. On the contrary, the last two winners of the contest are experiencing worldwide success outside of Europe as well! Italy’s Måneskin and The Netherlands’ Duncan Laurence are charting across the globe, with both artists finding an audience in the United States as well. Today Billboard posted the top 10 of the #EmergingArtists chart, with Måneskin placing 1st, and Duncan Laurence placing 2nd.

International success

In 2019, Duncan Laurence won the Eurovision Song Contest with his ballad “Arcade”. While Europe already discovered and (evidently) loved the song, it took the rest of the world a bit longer to catch up. However, the song found its way to social media app TikTok, from which it spiraled into a worldwide hit. Duncan received a Gold certification for his song in the USA, and was invited to perform his song on The Ellen DeGeneres show!

Måneskin’s success has quickly followed their win in May 2021 with the rock song “Zitti E Buoni”. Besides their winning song, however, two other songs from their repertoire gained viral success as well. Their song “I Wanna Be Your Slave” entered the UK Charts at number 24 and has been rising ever since! Similarly to Duncan’s story, their cover of “Beggin'” has become a hit on social media, resulting in a number 1 position on the Spotify Global Charts.

The great viral success from both artists has thus not gone unnoticed in the music industry, as can be seen from Billboard’s #EmergingArtists charts. As can be seen from the Tweet below, Måneskin is even entering their 2nd week at number 1 on the list, with Duncan Laurence following in a 2nd place.

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