Conchita Wurst‘s victorious Eurovision entry ‘Rise Like A Phoenix’ has sold over 30,000 copies in Austria. This means the single has been certified platinum. The winning entry topped the charts in Austria for 16 weeks. In addition, over 100,000 copies have been sold worldwide.
Yesterday Conchita received the platinum record at ORF together with the record label ORF Enterprise. Also the composer Ali Zuckowski as well as producers Dorothee Badent, Sebastian Armani and David Bronner were attending the event. Conchita thanked ORF for believing in her from the very beginning. The General Director of ORF, Alexander Wrabetz, continued saying that the success shows the importance of tolerance and human diversity and that ORF wants to spread that message in May as well.
‘Rise Like A Phoenix’ is the only song to go platinum in Austria this year.