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Hans Erik Dyvik Husby – aka Hank von Hell – has died aged 49

Hans Erik Dyvik Husby, one of Norway’s most celebrated  punk rock musicians, has sadly passed away at the age of just 49. Also known as Hank von Helvete and Hank von Hell, he found fame as the longest-serving lead vocalist of Turbonegro, a self-described “deathpunk” band who found major success in their home country with multiple hit albums. The band …

Junior Eurovision: Russia Selects Tanya Mezhentseva, Contest Vet Will Perform ‘Mon Ami’ in Paris

From Russia, with love! It was announced today that Tanya Mezhentseva will represent country at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Paris. The eleven-year-old singer will be performing the upbeat, dance-y track ‘Mon Ami’. Tanya was selected via a national final taped in Moscow on Tuesday. The winner was determined through a 50/50 split of jury and online public …

Billboard Hot 100 Watch: Måneskin and Duncan Laurence Reach New Heights

Eurovision 2021 winners Måneskin and Eurovision 2019 winner Duncan Laurence can forget about being called Top 40 charting artists on the United States’ Billboard Hot 100. They can both start calling themselves Top 30 charting artists, as this week Måneskin and Laurence landed at Numbers 29 and 30, respectively. Måneskin’s “Beggin'” previously had a high of Number 35, which then …

Bilal Hassani to Compete with Same Sex ‘Dance’ Partner on Upcoming ‘Strictly’ Season

Bilal Hassani is making history. And he’s doing it backwards and in heels. The singer and social media star, who finished 16th for France at the 2019 contest, is set to appear on the upcoming 11th season of Danse avec les stars, the French edition of the global Strictly Come Dancing franchise. But there’s a catch. For the first time …

Billboard Hot 100 Watch: Duncan Laurence Breaches the Top 40!

The moment that Eurovision fan chart watchers in the United States have been waiting for has arrived – Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade,” which won Eurovision 2019 for the Netherlands, has finally broken into the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. In the song’s 19th week on the main American pop singles chart, “Arcade” hit Number 38 (up from last week’s …

Billboard Hot 100 Watch: Duncan Laurence Knocking on the Door of the Top 40

Since we started doing a weekly update on Duncan Laurence’s progress up the Billboard Hot 100, the United States’ main music singles chart, we’ve been hearing a lot of anecdotes from Eurovision fans about where they’ve heard the Eurovision 2019 winning track “Arcade.” ESC United’s social media guru Connor Terry heard “Arcade” on the radio returning home from bars in …

Billboard Watch: Måneskin and Duncan Laurence Still on the Chart Rollercoaster

Fans of Duncan Laurence watching the American Billboard Hot 100 update every Tuesday must feel that his nickname is Sisyphus. His boulder, the Eurovision 2019 winning song “Arcade,” and the Hill in Hades that he is slowly pushing it up being the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In its 17th week on the chart, the Dutch entry “Arcade” is still slowly …

Måneskin breach the Top 40 of Billboard’s Hot 100 and Duncan Laurence’s Steady Rise continues

Given the momentum behind rock band Måneskin after their winning Eurovision 2021 with “Zitti e buoni” for Italy, it was only a matter of time before they would the crack the main singles charts of the United States, the Billboard Hot 100. After three weeks cantering up the Hot 100, Måneskin finally breached the hallowed Top 40 of that chart …

Mahmood releases new album ‘Ghettolimpo’

Eurovision 2019 runner-up Mahmood released his second album, ‘Ghettolimpo’, today. Ghettolimpo is the follow-up to Mahmood’s highly successful debut album, Gioventù Bruciata, and is described as made up of ‘modern tales of reality and myth, with pop and urbano inspiration’. In an interview with Rockol, Mahmood reveals that he started writing the album immediately after his Sanremo 2019 victory, linking …

Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade” joins the Eurovision Billboard Hot 100 Club!

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. Take your minds back to 1997. Okay, for a large percentage of ESC United readers, you’d have to picture what nothingness looks like, but bear with us. Bill Clinton is President, Tony Blair …

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