Let there be no doubt: Rosa Linn music is here to stay….and to slay!
Armenia’s Eurovision 2022 singer has signed to Columbia Records, the label behind acts like BTS, Harry Styles, Lil Nas X, Adele and so many others.
Hits Daily Double floated a rumour about the deal on July 29, but Rosa confirmed the news via Instagram on Monday. She wrote:
“Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be able to say this but I am officially a signed artist on Columbia Records. A label that is home to so many of my idols. My life has changed quicker than I could have ever imagined. Thank you to all of you who have supported a girl from a small town in the heart of Armenia, and thank you for loving and listening to ‘Snap’. I’m so happy this song has connected us all and now I am ready for the next chapter of our journey.”
“Remember: even if all the odds are against you, and your goal seems impossible to reach, if whatever you do feels the most right thing in the world, KEEP DOING IT! Cause in the end all the hard work and determination will be rewarded.”
A sped-up version of her song “SNAP” went viral on TikTok, which has helped users discover the original Eurovision version. That’s pushed a string of milestones for Rosa Linn, including being added to Spotify’s hugely influential “Today’s Top Hits” playlist. Among other things, Rosa Linn has reached #8 on the Spotify Viral Chart in Japan — the world’s second-biggest music market — and she’s currently dominating those charts in Latin America.
She’s also in the Top 30 of the Official U.K. charts, ahead of the country’s own Eurovision 2022 entry “SPACE MAN”.
Ahead of confirmation of the deal, Hits Daily Double observed that “‘Snap’ is starting to pop.”
Which version of “SNAP” is your favourite? We are still partial to the Wiwi Jam acoustic, above. Let us know in the comments section down below!
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Is not sooooooooooo good
I don’t get it. It’s a cute song, but that’s about it.
Qami, qami by Malena was much better
Wow! So many negative Nancys here! Achieve a fraction of what she has achieved before you give your “expert” opinion. Congratulations Rosa Linn! Keep rising!
It seems that TikTok is the only way for Amercans to learn about ESC
Has she met any members of the Lumineers yet? If the indie-folk-rock realm is even half as popular as when they released “Ho, Hey!” (which “Snap” closely resembles), she may have quite a decent career before it fades.
Eurovision and TikTok are a match made in heaven lol… Seriously, there have been hundreds of great songs at Eurovision but they could never burst outside the bubble because all music labels (lobbys?) are dominated British and Americans who would never let it happen… Today, with democratization of social media, even songs outside UK/US can reach worldwide success and Eurovision is a great stepping stone for that
That would be great with Qami, Qami, but this song could be American.
100% english lyrics
The same was said about Lil Nas X back in the days of Old Town Road and he’s got 2 more #1 hits since. And he’s signed to her same label.
Lil Nas X is a master of social media and flooded the internet with memes and had a large following on his twitter Stan accounts for Nicki Minaj.
That wasn’t a song that was only big because of TikTok. Part of it was the social justice campaign behind the gatekeeping of Nas from the country music charts due to the song not being “country” enough in vaguely racist terms and having to collab with Billie Ray Cyrus to be credited as a country musician and the subsequent explosion from there.
Next time someone says that nobody cares about ESC, show them this article. Rosa Linn will become a star because of Eurovision. And she deserves it 100%.
She will become a “star” because of TikTok it has nothing to do with Eurovision.
You must be fun at parties.
Good for her! She needs to try Eurovision again next year I think. Hopefully her new label will let her.
You never know how things are going to go for you when you’ve had one song blow up but they say to make hay while the sun shines, so good for Rosa-Linn! We obviously don’t know the details of the deal but hopefully, it’s one that’ll set her up well for the future.
You’ve given the reasons why she should sign with a major though? Her other music wasn’t being listened to and radio hadn’t picked it up. Once the Snap wave passes, she’d be right back where she started. Is she now going to blow up as an artist with Columbia? Extremely unlikely. But she’d be crazy not to try.
The problem with being signed to a major record label when you’re a new artist is they are able to take advantage of you. They want her viral sound. Rosa Linn can’t say to Columbia “I have 20 million social media followers who will purchase and stream my music so I deserve a great deal” because the reality is she doesn’t.
That Columbia is using her is not a surprise to anyone. They’re in the music business, but it’s the business of making money first and foremost. But what’s her alternative? Rosa Linn doesn’t have much other music out, nor has she developed much of a following on her own. When she performed at Eurovision, she did okay, but hardly set the world on fire. I couldn’t tell you much about her artistic identity or what makes her stand out from others. I don’t say this to be critical, but to be realistic: when Snap’s virality stops, what then? Success isn’t… Read more »
Good for Rosa Linn but she didn’t need to do it. NVAK managed to get her song across Europe and beyond including radio AirPlay.. She’s literally been signed by Columbia Records so they can capitalise on her own success with Snap online. Cheeky.
She’s a big girl I’m sure she has thought about it long and hard before putting her signature on paper.
Well she probably had a lot of leftover paper to use up after that staging
We stan a sustainable queen!
Radio stations are picking it up in my country now, but I unfortunately have to agree with everything else you wrote. Still … I hope she can make the most of it now, although it’s a bit anti-climactic she has signed with Columbia Records after Wiwibloggs couldn’t stress enough how her former label was intentionally underground even by Armenian standards.
She’s a talented writer and singer and a record label such as Colombia Records certainly has the resources to really push her out there so I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad thing but only time will tell.
The question is whether they’ll use those resources or just try to cash in on ‘Snap’ and then drop her. But yeah, as you said, only time will tell.
You are delusional if you think they’ve signed Rosa Linn because they like her artistry. YouTube the Vox video about TikTok and you’ll be enlightened. Record labels are notorious for signing young artists with viral sounds because they capitalise on the Spotify streams. The labels are so powerful that get control over their viral sound and other music indefinitely and make 85% from every Spotify cheque. The artist can end up in debt to the label if their other music flops.