Belgium: Loïc Nottet achieves first gold record with “Rhythm Inside”

Loïc Nottet may have come fourth at Eurovision with his song “Rhythm Inside”, but that hasn’t stopped him from achieving gold certification in Belgium. On July 1 his record label Sony Music presented him with his golden record during a live segment on NRJ radio. That means he has sold more than 10,000 copies of his song in Belgium.

It’s a great feat, if not a totally surprising one. As we previously reported, he made a huge splash on the internaitonal iTunes charts, reaching #1 in Belgium, #2 in the Netherlands, Austria, Luxembourg and Denmark, and #3 in Armenia, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Kazakhstan. He also made the Top 10 in 11 other countries. Loïc was one of just three Eurovision artists to crack the UK Top 100, coming in at #69.


Before Eurovision

Ahead of Eurovision, Loïc also placed fourth with the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals. Here’s how one of our jurors reacted to his song on first listen.

Prepare for an aural orgasm! The song, the singer – all perfect. From the moment I heard the 30-second teaser I was captivated. Lyrically sophisticated, musically daring, and filled with lush vocals – “Rhythm Inside” has it all. I wanna rap-pap-pap all night. Love, love, love! (I’ll cry if Belgian TV ruin this with crappy staging).

Below you can also watch our video review.

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