She’s had chart success all over Europe since her Eurovision win, and topped the Israeli music charts with her Eurovision-winning song “Toy”.

Now Netta Barzilai has collected a new title for her ever-longer resume — she’s hit number one on the US Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.

After steadily climbing the chart for nine weeks, “Toy” has finally reached the top spot.

This marks the first time that a song by an Israeli singer has topped one of the Billboard charts, which tracks the most popular music in the United States — the world’s biggest and most influential music market.

Speaking to Israeli media, Netta couldn’t contain her excitement.

“This is very exciting for me! I just got off the plane and this is the first message I got when I turned on my phone. I am grateful for everything happening around me. This is an amazing year and the experience I’m having is just nuts”.

“Toy” also remains number 31 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic charts.

Hitting number one on the dance charts is no mean feat. She overtook established artists including Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, Jonas Blue and Axwell & Ingrosso — the cousin of this year’s Swedish representative Benjamin Ingrosso.

The Dance Club Songs chart reflects what DJs are actually playing — a sure-fire sign that Netta is gaining important exposure that could help her in the other charts as people discover her music.

She also appeared in a ‘You Should Know’ segment for Billboard recently, where we learned about how she controls herself on stage, and her obsession with US rapper Nicki Minaj.

Topping the charts comes off the back of a hectic few months: she recently performed “Toy” on the US Today Show and has sung in, and climbed the charts in, Berlin, London, Madrid, Cologne, Stockholm, Zurich, Amsterdam, Antwerp and Frankfurt. Our girl does not bucking stop!

“Toy” marks the second Eurovision song to hit the US Billboard Dance charts in recent times, with San Marino’s 2016 act Serhat entering the charts back in June with “I Didn’t Know”, peaking at No.25. Eurovsion 1988 winner Céline Dion also reached No.1 in the chart, when her song “Ashes” hit the top spot in July.

Are you excited for Netta? Are you still listening to “Toy”? Let us know in the comments below!

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Klara
Klara
2 years ago

Wow!!! Netta’ win is defently one of the most infulance and biggest ESC victories! amazing!

Mike Hopper
Mike Hopper
2 years ago

Not just the US either! I tried to request it in a bar here in Montreal, Canada a few weeks ago and the response was “we will play this towards the end of the night because it is a big hit”.

Now I don’t even request it and hear it playing multiple times!

Xintao
Xintao
2 years ago

I live in America (DC and NY), no one really knows Netta (only jews or europeans know her pretty much) Most people that know make fun of her. smh

axo
axo
2 years ago
Reply to  Xintao

Not very surprising. US is huge. She hasn’t got the chance to perform on big stages or late night talk shows yet. But getting every bit of exposure with charts, interviews and small gigs will eventually lead to more radio plays and more performances.

Shaton
2 years ago

Some weird comments on here !
Netta was voted Eurovision Winner in a show watched by many millions.
She is Beautiful, brilliant and DIFFERENT !
She’s not a clone like the others, she is original and unique. Looping is the new music and she is the best.

Neko
Neko
2 years ago

You know she’s doing something right when people are STILL upset over her success months after it happened.
Some of you folks are so bitter, making million excuses why she shouldn’t have won or why her current achievements are meaningless (they aren’t). It’s ok to not like her and the song but pretending everyone shares your opinion refusing to accept her victory is very childish. Move on with your life.

Hebbuzz
Hebbuzz
2 years ago

No signs of Netta in Europe’s charts though…..
Makes you think how valid and newsworthy us ‘success’ is.

Neko
Neko
2 years ago
Reply to  Hebbuzz

No sign? it’s still charting in various european countries, which is impressive since europeans knew the song since early March and Americans only got to know it recently. Maintaining positions for that long is amazing.

Charles
Charles
2 years ago

And since when have the Billboard dance charts become a holy grail for music? Is she at least bubbling under the Billboard 100? Or is just a coincidence with the Pride happening now? How about trying to reach a much diverse and wider audience instead of sleeping inside a bubble? Winning Eurovision just meant two things: a) assuring fans that no further meaningful serious ballads or artistic songs would win again so thst uptempo party tunes could still fill in the contest with its worst clichés … and again to make fans happy b) create political noise and headaches for… Read more »

Michael
Michael
2 years ago
Reply to  Charles

I agree with you regarding this chart’s lack of relevance, but how many times are you going to complain about the quality of the contest when you liked the winner in 2015, 2016, and 2017? “No serious ballads will ever win again” I’m sure you said that after Dana won and we’ve had really good ballads win. Now I can’t stand this song, but at least I’m not blinded by hate towards it that I can’t see the positive aspects of the contest.

James
James
2 years ago
Reply to  Charles

Billboard has different methodologies for each of their charts to measure a song’s performance.

Eyal
Eyal
2 years ago

Kapara alea!!!

Ironique
Ironique
2 years ago

*sees her size figure* Oh she’d fit right in with the large-sized americans for sure /s

Didn’t know that USA even listened to any Eurovision acts other than ABBA

Alex
Alex
2 years ago
Reply to  Ironique

Lmao I think this is the most downvoted comment I’ve seen on Wiwibloggs.

Sue me
Sue me
2 years ago

Must be so tuff to battle for the first place with Xtina’s Accelerate.
That’s what I call success. haha

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

Attagirl! The USA loves Netta!

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

I hope it will be on Just Dance 2019

Alex
Alex
2 years ago
Reply to  Alex

Omg Toy’s LEGIT coming to Just Dance 2019

Neko
Neko
2 years ago
Reply to  Alex

The dance is so sassy and hilarious, I love it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqnyRk9fmcg

James
James
2 years ago

As of August 18, “Toy” is at Number 2 in the Dance Club chart,

Crystal
2 years ago
Reply to  James

The charts on Billboard’s website usually update every Tuesday (and I think Wednesdays if a national holiday fell on a Monday that week). Go to Billboard’s website now, and “Toy” is now listed at #1 on the Dance Club Songs chart. https://www.billboard.com/charts/dance-club-play-songs

Sophie Adelaide
Sophie Adelaide
2 years ago

Hahahaha SERHAT???

Jonas
Jonas
2 years ago

Maybe he paid the DJs to play his song? I wouldn’t be surprised.

Kirby
Kirby
2 years ago

Good for her and Eurovision! I’m so glad about it!

Lemon
Lemon
2 years ago

You go girl!

omg.esc
omg.esc
2 years ago

CONGRATS NETTA (can’t wait for new music)

Charles
Charles
2 years ago
Reply to  omg.esc

Since when do one-hit Eurovision wonders come up with follow ups that are meant to be taken seriously? 64 years of ESC are loud and clear except for ABBA. Céline already had a green light for her US career by 1988 so winning Esc was just … just … nothing special. It wouldn’t have prevented her success hadnt she won. So do you really expect another toy? You will be way too distracted by 2019 entries by the time anything comes up …

Ana
Ana
2 years ago

The mention of Serhat in the end was rather pointless. He obviously wasn’t nowhere near no. 1 at any point, and you forgot to mention which was his highest rank.

Boycott Jerusalem 2019
Boycott Jerusalem 2019
2 years ago

That’s awesome. Congratulations, Netta!

Love Israel
Love Israel
2 years ago

We should boyocot you and not jerusalem

Ironique
Ironique
2 years ago
Reply to  Love Israel

Chill, he’s not asking to kill or harm anybody in real life so calm down

(meanwhile, Iceland considers boycotting 2019 eurovision because of the safety issues due to the conflict over settlements from 2017; this will be another Russia VS Ukraine/Crimea, AGAIN)

Idan Cohen
Idan Cohen
2 years ago
Reply to  Ironique

Why can’t anyone see that they’re doing it only because they’re upset about their current ranking? (last place total).

Jo.
Jo.
2 years ago

Serhat vs Netta, the ultimate fight of the century!!

Ironique
Ironique
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo.

Queen vs King, deathmatch!!!!

I un-ironically want to see Serhat sing live