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!