She has been calling and Australia is answering! Dami Im — the artist behind Australia‘s second-place entry at Eurovision 2016 — has been killing it with her music career since her appearance in Stockholm. In between a massive national tour, new music and countless television appearances, Dami has gone platinum!
The Australian Record Industry Association this week announced that Dami’s Eurovision entry “Sound of Silence” has been awarded platinum status for selling over 70,000 copies. Better late than never, henny!
Alongside the success of “Sound of Silence”, her cover album of The Carpenters — aptly titled Classic Carpenters —reached gold status for selling over 35,000 copies. This is no mean feat, given albums from Australian talent show winners, especially cover albums, tend to lack performance on the Australian album charts. Dami and her army have come through to slay!
Dami shared the news with fans on social media, saying:
“So excited to share my joy with you that my last album Classic Carpenters has been certified Gold! And wait. also my single “Sound of Silence” has been certified PLATINUM! Thanks to every one of you who bought and streamed my music. It means more to me than you can imagine that my music is being heard by you. Just can’t wait to share my new songs with you soon!”
The platinum status of “Sound of Silence” means that Dami now joins an extensive list of successful Australian artists that have achieved a high level of success in 2017 thus far. Other artists to go platinum include Sia and Flume, as well as newcomers Starley and Amy Shark.
After almost 12 months since Eurovision 2016, Dami can add this accolade to the many achievements she has completed this past year. After volunteering in Uganda, she took her Carpenters album on tour. She has performed the Australian national anthem at some of the largest sporting events down under, released a new single in “Fighting for Love”, interviewed Justin Timberlake, and got nominated for APRA Song of the Year.
Dami will will soon join SBS in their upcoming Eurovision Top 40 Songs countdown, along with wiwibloggs’ own William and Deban! There’s no rest for the wicked, or in Dami’s case, the wickedly good.