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.
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.