Eurovision 2024: Swiss Singer Nemo Took the Crown, but There’s More Talent To Celebrate

From Céline Dion to ABBA, the Eurovision Song Contest has served as a launchpad for a number of global stars over the years. Reaching a worldwide audience in the hundreds of millions, the annual competition is Europe’s biggest music event—and on Spotify, the hype and attention are reflected in our streaming data every year.

During the May 11 final in Malmö, Sweden, Switzerland’s Nemo was crowned the 2024 winner with “The Code.” The singer is the first non-binary artist to win Eurovision and wrote the genre-bending track to explain how they came to terms with their identity. In the 24 hours following the event, it was the most-streamed song of the competition on Spotify.

But the emerging talent that Eurovision introduces to the world goes far beyond the winning act. Between May 7 and May 12, discovery of Eurovision artists and music was in full swing on Spotify. Let’s take a look at some of this year’s top performers.

Reaching new legions of fans

Ireland’s entry, “Doomsday Blue,” from self-styled “Ouija pop” artist Bambie Thug emerged as a surprise hit during the final stage of the competition. On Spotify, the electro-goth song saw a whopping 950% increase in streams during the final week compared to the period leading up to the final. “Rim Tim Tagi Dim,” the 2024 runner-up from Croatia’s Baby Lasagna, experienced a similar boost, with streams up almost 730% during the final week.

As for the most-streamed song globally during the final week on Spotify, the Netherlands came out on top with “Europapa” by Joost, which received the highest listenership among users aged 18-24. Nemo’s “The Code” and Baby Lasagna’s “Rim Tim Tagi Dim” came in second and third, respectively, followed by Italy’s entry, “La Noia,” from Angelina Mango and Ukraine’s entry, “Teresa & Maria,” from Jerry Heil and alyona alyona.

Stories of continued success

On Spotify, Eurovision is clearly a cultural moment that unites fans across the globe through a shared love of music. Our platform is where fans go to dive deeper into an artist’s catalog, and for the contestants, there’s more to gain than just the Eurovision crown.

Take Swedish pop phenomenon and two-time Eurovision winner Loreen: Since she clinched her second win in 2023, streams of her entire discography have jumped over 600% on Spotify. On May 14, 2023, her entry “Tattoo” broke the then record for the most-streamed track in a day globally by a female Swedish artist. To date, the electropop anthem has been streamed nearly half a billion times on our platform.

Måneskin is another epic success story: Since their 2021 Eurovision victory, the Italian rock band has experienced a whopping 2,000% increase in global Spotify streams. The group has smashed a number of global records, and two of their songs—“I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE” and “Beggin’”—have notched over 1 billion streams.

Keep the Eurovision party going with our 2024 playlist, featuring an exclusive editorial watchfeed.