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.

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kda
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kda

Dami was robbed. Did you hear her performance? Dami gave a flawless rendition of her Sia-esque ballad,
which ? all bias aside ? was the best song of the night. Even the international professional juries agreed(320:211).
Of course, “Sound Of Silence” didn’t have the political and emotional weight the Ukraine entry had,
but it’s not like you can hum “1944”, now is it? sound of silence album have Platinum album of 39 country & DAMI have total 4Platinum album, 4Gold album. DAMI have total 4Platinum album, 4Gold album. only 3 year..
http://www.sbs.com.au/guide/article/2017/04/06/robbed-9-eurovision-contestants-shouldve-won

Igal
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Igal

The song Sound of Silence was, by far, the best song in the 2016 contest. Sorry Ukraine!

Melow
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Melow

Proof that you don’t need a political song to have a career. *cof cof*

Jan Henryon
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Congratulations to Dami on her single ‘Sound of Silence’ being certified Platinum and her ‘Classic Carpenters’ album being certified Gold by Aria!! Well deserved and only the beginning for both. It has been a momentous year for Dami… going from strength to strength… being in demand for many high profile events both in Australia and overseas as Ambassador for Australia and being the recipient of many other awards. Dami will always be the winner in millions of hearts no matter what the final outcome was in last year’s Eurovision contest. Nothing can hold a true musical genius back… Stay tuned… Read more »

Matt
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Matt

The Artist with the Midas touch. Dami is in a league, class of her own, she was robbed big time in Eurovision, Sound Of Silence Charting in multiple European Countties- Top 10 & what has Ukraines song done besides being the joke of Eurovision & now blamed for Russia’s non-entry in 2017. Dami the real winner of Eurovision.

Tranamal
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Tranamal

I for one, an over-sea thought Queen Dami got robbed last year. All I know is the Ukraine song is an illegal song no matter how much they tried to justified it. It an old song, a song that has been performed live at various concerts way before Jamala was selected to represent Ukraine at Eurovision 2016. Add to that, the block televoting was so politically driven, everyone can see that. Just look at all Ukraine’s neighbouring countries that voted for them. Till this day, it still erks me why SBU let this Eurovision song contest to become such a… Read more »

Krzysztof
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Krzysztof

While I agree Dami should have won, I don’t completely agree with the reasons. All the controversies aside, in my opinion “1944” was a good 2nd place. I just don’t understand how people liked “You’re the only one” or “Color of your life” so much better than “Sound of silence”.

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Tony
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Tony

Dami Im can do no wrong and has always shown herself to be the very best at whatever she decides to do – at Eurovision she excelled all expectations and was the winning performer in the eyes of so many including the vast majority of the international juries, but that wasn’t the criteria that swayed the televoting public it seems, sadly sometimes sheer talent isn’t enough to cut through the local politics as was clearly the case in 2016!
Aussie Queen Dami rules!!

Napaw
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Napaw

It’s queen Dami, what else.

I’ll never get over the fact that she didn’t come first last year. In my opinion she had the best song, voice, staging and performance.

She deserves all the platinum in the world.

Ern
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Ern

In retrospect, Dami really should have won last year.

Jamalla’s entry was arguably the weakest winner since that awful Azeri song (“Running Scared”) won few years back.