Last week he was the centre of attention during the Juntos Por Todos relief concert that raised more than 1.15 million euros for the devastated region of Pedrógão Grande.
Now, following Portugal’s period of mourning, Eurovision 2017 winner Salvador Sobral has resumed his summer tour and will no doubt be buoyed by this news: “Amar Pelos Dois” is now the most successful Portuguese song on Spotify.
As of June 29, “Amar Pelos Dois” had racked up 7.1 million streams (1.1 million of which came from Portuguese devices). That makes the Eurovision 2017 winning song the most successful Portuguese song ever on the platform.
Adding to this record, the song composed by Luísa Sobral and performed by Salvador has also achieved the status of being the most played song in 24 hours, both in Portugal and Lithuania, no doubt driven by his stunning victory at Eurovision.
The gentle and jazzy ballad has seen phenomenal charts success since Eurovision, topping 15 markets and entering the top ten in 14 more right after Sobral’s victory in Kyiv.
Salvador’s new project “Alexander Search” is also enjoying some degree of success in the charts. The group’s 14-track album, which draws from a variety of genres from indie-pop to electronic music to a bit of rock, entered iTunes Portugal at No. 1.
The band is set to perform at the famous summer festival “Super Bock Super Rock” on July 13. On top of that Salvador still has 10 more stops before he finishes his own domestic tour that began prior to this year’s Eurovision.
What do you think of the success of “Amar Pelos Dois” in the charts? Are you surprised? Do you think Salvador is here to stay? Tell us in the comment section below!