Dansk Melodi Grand Prix a success on the charts

As usual the CD with all songs competing in the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix is selling well in Denmark. It is new on the charts where also several of the participants are to be found. Flemming Bamse Jørgensen, who represented Denmark in 1980 and passed away New Year’s night, is giving them all a run for their money though.

The official CD containing all ten songs, that last Saturday were fighting to represent Denmark at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, was released Friday the 25th of February and immediately made its way into the Danish Album top40 as #5. On the Bit Album top20, which covers all legal downloads, it however want straight to first position. 
Disco band Le Freak had planned the release of their first album to match with their participation in the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, where they ended third with the song 25 Hours A Day. This album went it as #16 on the Bit Album top20.
On Track top40, the Danish single chart, we find A Friend In London’s New Tomorrow. This is the song that won the Danish final and thus will defend the Danish 4th position from last year in Düsseldorf. The single joined the list as third most sold single in the past week. On the Bit Track top20 it went in as #7 and as #20 on the Streaming chart.
Anna Noa came second in the Danish final with the song Sleepless. That is to be found as #18 on the Track top40.  On the same list we also find Jeffrey, who didn’t manage to end among the best four in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix with Drømmen. It is not with that song, but one called Dans For Mig we find him as #26 on the most sold singles in the past week. 
Flemming Bamse Jørgensen’s album Tæt på has been at the album top 40 for 18 weeks now. This week it remains the second most sold album despite – or maybe due to – his death on New Year’s Night. He represented Denmark at the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Tænker Altid på Dig.
That Melodi Grand Prix is popular in Denmark cannot just been on the sales numbers for the new official album, but also on the fact that a compilation CD and DVD set with the best from Danish finals in the year’s 1978-2010 is 5th most sold compilation album in the previous week despite it being released a year ago. It has currently had 31 weeks in total on the list. It is also worth noticing that the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2010 CD ended up being 43rd most sold album at all in Denmark in the entire 2010.
Source: hitlisten.nu, EuroVisionary
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