For a fourth week, Armenia’s entry for Eurovision 2022, Rosa Linn’s “Snap,” is still hanging on inside the Billboard Hot 100.
Coming into the United States’ main singles chart at Number 97 and peaking three weeks later at Number 93, “Snap” has settled this week at Number 99.
“Snap” is the first Eurovision single to hit the Billboard Hot 100 since Duncan Laurence’s Eurovision 2019 winner for the Netherlands, “Arcade,” reached Number 30 during the summer of 2021. The last Eurovision entry prior to “Arcade” to land on the chart was Gina G’s “Ooh Aah… Just a Little Bit,” which reached Number 12 in 1997 after making 8th place for the United Kingdom at Eurovision 1996.
To read about the other eleven Eurovision entries who have made the Billboard Hot 100, check out our list here.
“Snap” is also the lowest ever placed Eurovision entry to get into the Billboard Hot 100. “Snap” came in 20th on the night of the Grand Final in Turin, Italy, after placing 5th in Semi-Final 1.
However “Snap” found life after Eurovision 2022 had ended, with the song gaining the attention of Americans and Europeans on Tik-Tok.
One video that got Linn’s attention on TikTok was an engagement video where 26-year-old Ruairi McGivern proposed to 24-year-old Annalivia Hynds from Armagh, Northern Ireland, with “Snap” playing.
“It’s one of the most important things in their lives with my song and it touches my heart very, very strongly,” Linn told the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
From TikTok, “Snap” started to cross the 1 million play per day barrier on Spotify, which led to being on the British Singles Chart, peaking at Number 21.
“Snap” has also received “Gold” certification for sales in Italy and Sweden.
Born on May 20, 2000, in Vanadzor, Armenia’s third biggest city, Rosa Kostandyan has also lived in the United States and is signed to Armenian-American record label Nvak Collective.
Linn first tried out for Junior Eurovision 2013 with “Gitem.” Monica Avenasyan ended up representing Armenia that year in Kyiv, Ukraine, coming in 6th with “Choco-Factory.”
“Snap” was written by Linn, in collaboration with Tamar Kaprelyan, Lars Principato, Jeremy Dusulet, Ellie Crystal and Courtney Harrell.
Only 22 years old, it is still possible that the self-proclaimed “girl from a small town in Armenia” can match the achievements of everyone’s favorite ethnic Armenian diva Cherilyn Sarkisian, popularly known mononymously as Cher, and her many Number 1’s on the Billboard Hot 100.
Other ethnic Armenians to have graced the Billboard charts include the nu-metal band System of a Down, with the bands Korn and Spineshank also prominently featuring Armenian members. Anita Darian also hit Number 1 as the female vocalist on The Tokens’ cover of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and drummer Sib Hashian performed on Boston’s legendary debut self-titled rock album from 1976, including chart-topping songs like “More Than a Feeling” and “Long Time / Foreplay“.
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