He achieved the best Swiss result at the contest since 1993 and has already won two Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. And now Luca Hänni has added even more accolades to his resume by snagging top honours in the “International” category at the Swiss Influencer Awards”. While picking up his prize, Luca also received the platinum certificate for his Eurovision song “She Got Me”.
The first ever Swiss Influencer Awards took place last Thursday in Zurich. Influencers in ten categories were awarded across categories like sport and beauty (and everything in between). The highlight and last category of the evening was the award for the “International” Influencer. The winners were chosen by the “SIA Expert Circle”.
And it went to Luca, who has gained lots of followers on social media during and after Eurovision. On Instagram alone he gained 60,000 followers within a day of his final performance. He now has roughly 290,000.
Luca was thankful and full of joy. In his acceptance speech, he spoke about his new fans from all over the world: “The best feeling is to make music beyond borders. That’s what I’m able to do and I’m extremely looking forward to all of the trips, performances in front of new audiences and many happy faces.”
“She Got Me” goes platinum
While Luca was on stage, the hosts Annina Frey und Claudia Lässer had a huge surprise for him. Pascal Künzi went on stage and had the platinum certificate for “She Got Me” in his hands. Luca was beyond happy and couldn’t believe what he has achieved.
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OMG We went platinum with She Got Me???? thanks for all your great support? Ich bin einfach hin und weg das so viele Leute She Got Me Hören, tanzen, fühlen und gut finden ?? Ich Danke euch für eure mega Unterstützung!! Vielen Dank an das ganze Team @laurellmusic @muverecordings @frazer @lineoutproducciones @peleloriano @lukehallgren ein riiesen grosses Dankeschön an meinen super Bruder @cyrilschmid der mich seit 7 Jahren perfekt unterstützt managed und einfach alles gibt ????? #shegotme #platinum #happy #bestteam #single ? @josephkhakshouri
“She Got Me” climbed download charts across Europe following Eurovision, but his home country remains his most successful market. The song occupied the top of the charts for three weeks and currently sits in second position. “She Got Me” isn’t just a download hit. It is also in the top 10 of the Swiss Airplay Charts, having peaked at number four.
This is Luca’s first platinum award ever. His debut single “Don’t Think About Me” and debut album “My Name Is Luca” received the gold certificate in 2012. This makes “She Got Me” the biggest hit of his career.
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