Armenia Rosa Linn Snap Eurovision 2022 Rehearsal
Photo: EBU / NATHAN REINDS

Latin America has embraced Armenia’s Rosa Linn. On Saturday morning her song “SNAP” sat at #1 on the Spotify Viral chart in nearly every country we checked, including: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Uruguay and Venezuela. It was also at #2 in Bolivia, Mexico, and Paraguay.

Given the massive swell in interest throughout the region, it’s no wonder that Rosa Linn has climbed to #4 on the Spotify Global Viral chart. “SNAP” is also #55 on the Billboard Global 200, just ahead of songs like “Un Rattio” from Bad Bunny” and “Another Love” from Tom Odell.

Even as she picks up momentum in Latin America, Rosa Linn is maintaining her foothold in Europe. 

In her third week on the Official Charts in the United Kingdom, she shows no signs of slowing down.

“SNAP” has jumped to #26 this week — up from #43 last week. The only other Eurovision 2022 song still in the Top 100 is the U.K.’s own entry “SPACE MAN” from Sam Ryder, which is down at #71 this week (having dropped from #64 last week).

Rosa Linn’s viral TikTok song continues to rack of views on the platform, where it’s been used on more than 360,000 clips, garnering millions of likes.

Different versions of the song — including a hugely popular sped-up clip — have helped propel the song into TikTok and Instagram feeds around the world. 

Rosa Linn’s success carries a David versus Goliath feel. Whereas many Eurovision 2022 artists have big corporate labels, she’s part of the smaller and more independent Nvak Collective. Founded by Eurovision 2015 alum Tamar Kaprelian, Nvak discovers, nurtures and champions young singers, songwriters and producers. They obviously have good ears. 

Speaking to the BBC, Rosa said: “I’m from Vanadzor, in Armenia, which you probably don’t know where it is in the world, and I’m so, so happy. As a child I’d dream about this.”

Are you over-the-moon excited for Rosa Linn? Which language should she release the song in next? Let us know down below!

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John
John
5 days ago

I am usually thrilled when ESC artists reach outside the bubble but not with a completely Americanized song in English, sung by a wannabe American with American stage name. I want authentic European songs to go viral like Go_A or Konstrakta

Eurotoxic
Eurotoxic
6 days ago

Overrated ??

Im so fab
Im so fab
8 days ago

And that’s why I usually don’t take the results of the GF seriously, only the top and bottom 3 are worth their places every year. The rest 20 places are a competition for the most neighbors, drama and bribing.

For me, being on place 5th is the same with being on the 20th. Change my mind.

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
7 days ago
Reply to  Im so fab

Francesco Gabbani – Occidentali’s Karma (6th place, Eurovision 2017)

Roo
Roo
6 days ago

One of 6 countries that took nearly half all available points in a top heavy score board.

Oy oy
Oy oy
8 days ago

I was disappointed to see Armenia’s stage show in Eurovision this year, it totally took the focus away from a very good song. I think it had done alot better if she had just sat on a barchair singing and playing the guitar.

Shanfa Chai
Shanfa Chai
8 days ago

Glad to see “Snap” doing so well on the charts despite placing only 20th at Eurovision.

The song keeps on growing on me whenever I listened to it. It’s probably my 2nd favorite entry from Armenia in both ESC and JESC for now, behind “Qami Qami”.

motopapi
motopapi
8 days ago

Wow! I didn’t expect Snap to make it this far, but I’m happy it’s making it this far!
Will Snap get to fare better at charts than Euphoria, Beggin’ or Arcade? It’s yet to be seen, but I’m thrilled and happy for Rosa!

Anne
Anne
8 days ago

Waiting for her new song!

Millie
Millie
8 days ago
Reply to  Anne

There will be 6 more versions of Snap before anything new. Her management know where the money is!

Kosey
Kosey
8 days ago

I always thought this was a very good, chart friendly song, it was number 7 on my list at Eurovision and I felt it had a lot of potential. I’m also so pleased for Rosa Linn as it is clear she has talent and she had that underdog quality, which I am always drawn to. Well done to her, I hope it continues to grow in popularity

Thallo
Thallo
9 days ago

TikTok has completely changed the entire music industry within 3 years, it’s crazy.

We need to prepare for the incoming influx of Eurovision entries which will try to go viral on TikTok. With Eurovision, you’re guaranteed a chance to go viral if your country makes the final. All it takes is some kids to dance or make a travel TikTok to the song and you’re set for worldwide fame. TikTok changed the music industry, and it will change Eurovision entries too.

Laura
Laura
8 days ago
Reply to  Thallo

YouTube used to be a path for unsigned artists to get a record deal 10 years ago. Now it’s TikTok. That’s how Sam Ryder got seen by his record label. I think it’s luck what goes viral but I hope we don’t get entries that have dances or quirky lyrics in the quest to go viral. It worked for Think About Things in 2020 but the song was also great. Subwoolfer and Citi Zeni tried to go viral this year with quirky songs and neither succeeded.

Im so fab
Im so fab
8 days ago
Reply to  Thallo

If Tik Tok continue to be a ESC sponsor, I can see this happening.

Nathan
Nathan
9 days ago

It always fills me with joy to see a Eurovision artist succeed globally

Jake
Jake
9 days ago

Good for her. It’s a very social media friendly for sure. You can use “snap” lyrics for any diy and how-to video and “where are you” lyrics for any travel videos. I actually think the song could’ve done better at Eurovision with different staging. Was never a huge fan of the toilet paper covered room. But her voice was amazing and the song was catchy.

Jofty
Jofty
8 days ago
Reply to  Jake

Yes, good for Rosa. But on the contrary, while I always thought she’d qualify, I think the toilet paper helped her placing.

Ellie
Ellie
9 days ago

While her dominance in the viral charts (based on a social media-centric algorithm) sounds noteworthy, she’s already charting in the regular Spotify charts of those same countries. That’s a much tougher feat as those are pure streaming numbers. Prior to the Beyoncé album bomb, Rosa Linn was at #28 on the Spotify Global chart and growing.

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
9 days ago

Congrats!

But how??? I bet a lot of Eurovision participating countries is interested to know the secret. Imagine getting viral before Eurovision. You’re basically locked for the win.

Hannah
Hannah
9 days ago

I think Dadi Freyr would have managed that in 2020 the dance was going viral on TikTok before it was cancelled.

Ana
Ana
8 days ago

That’s basically how Netta won. Her video became so viral before the contest that even the slick staging of Fuego wasn’t enough to stop Toy from winning.

Gaga
Gaga
9 days ago

Rosa, you’ve made Armenians so proud. Thank you for making our country more recognisable in the world. Thanks to everyone who supports Rosa