Does Blanche have any space left on her wall? Belgium’s Eurovision 2017 singer has taken numerous prizes over the past year. And this week she received another piece of hardware, as it was announced that “City Lights” has gone ‘Double Platinum’. That means the single sold over 40,000 copies in Belgium.

In June 2017 the song went Platinum, hitting 20,000 in sales. But that was only the start: Blanche managed to double sales in just a year’s time and long after the song’s moment-in-the-spotlight during Eurovision.

A commercial queen deserves a proper fête — and Blanche had hers during the ‘Francofolies De Spa — a four day music and arts festival in the village of Spa, Belgium. She received her plaque, which featured her iconic rose-in-hand cover image, from the hands of Belgian artist ‘Alice on the Roof‘.  Curiously, ahead of Eurovision 2017 rumour had it that Alice on the Roof was on RTBF’s shortlist to represent Belgium. If that’s true, the lady is a good sport as there was no drama between these ladies. You can watch the video with Blanche receiving the prize here.

Prizes and music galore

Going double platinum is just the latest in a series of honours for Blanche. Since Eurovision she has taken home the EBBA 2018 Award, two MIA’s and two Decibels. Our readers also voted her ‘Most Likely To Succeed Commercially’ as part of our Vision Music Awards.

In recent weeks she’s also released two new songs: ‘Wrong Turn‘ and ‘Soon‘. Both singles build on the ‘edgy and dark atmosphere’ of “City Lights”, though neither has reached the commercial heights of her Eurovision hit (though ‘Wrong Turn’ is in a ‘tip’ position, so perhaps it will hit the chars soon.

But that’s not the most important point. With these singles Blanche is further defining her sound and paving the way for her debut album.

Do you still listen to “City Lights”? And what do you think about Blanche’s new singles? Let us know in the comments box below!

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WannaEatMySpaghetti
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WannaEatMySpaghetti

She came 4th at televote and 9th with jury. A lot of people loved her. But I understand your opinion. I’m Belgian and I was really surprised in the good way with the televotes. I mean I really love the song (my 2nd favorit of 2017 after Beautiful Mess) but staging was far behind what fans excpected.
Hope my country will send something as good as Loic Nottet for next year. We have really big talents here but the point now is to convince them to take part to the contest.

Marc
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Marc

City Lights staging was amazing. It really worked live.
It had some great shots. It had a great atmosphere. And the most important thing: it wasn’t distracting from the song o Blanche.

I hope we’ll see Loïc-level from Belgium next year 🙂

Branko
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Branko

Blanche – City Lights is a copy! Plagarism maybe

Branko
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Branko
bluelight
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bluelight

hmm did Alexe copied Kodaline? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqJoVlnmdFQ
I don’t care about plagiarism, I prefer the same melody in Blanche version. It’s coincidence honey, it is! Also there other songs in Eurovision that could be accused of plagiarism. The melody sequence is mathematically limited

ADd
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ADd

Am I the only one who noticed she got hot?

Joe
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Joe

Tell that to the televote