Dutch Eurovision entry breaks Spotify record on release day

Dutch Eurovision entry breaks Spotify record on release day

The Dutch entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, set to be held in Sweden in May, has taken off on Spotify and YouTube, making the song a viral hit on the first day of its’ release. Europapa, by Dutch artist Joost Klein, has racked up a whopping 1,2 million streams on Spotify already, as well as 7,1 million streams on YouTube. 

Eurovision 2024 entry becomes most streamed song in one day in the Netherlands

Klein’s catchy tune has broken a record in the Netherlands for the most streams on Spotify in a single day, confirmed by the streaming service on March 6. “These are just numbers, but I am very grateful,” Klein responded on his Instagram story. 

The record was previously held by the Netherlands’ winning 2019 Eurovision entry “Arcade” by Duncan Laurence. Klein hopes to follow in Laurence’s footsteps to win this year’s edition of the annual song contest, which will take place in Malmö, Sweden, between May 7 and 11. 

Europapa takes off in Germany, Belgium and Poland

The upbeat song has already caught fire with those on the internet, especially users from Western Europe. A Spotify spokesperson said that Europapa has seen the most streams from users in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Poland and Austria. 

So far the bookmakers place good odds on Klein doing well in the competition, but the bookies' favourites seem to be Ukraine, Croatia and Iceland.

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Emily Proctor


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