International finalists debut, representing seven countries and four languages.
In March, Billboard reported on four debuts on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, spurred by Italy's Sanremo Music Festival. The event, held March 2-6, acts as Italy's qualifying competition for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. And as the Sanremo festival unveiled the country's first taste of this year's international competition, those four Italian debuts were simply an appetizer before the entrée. On the June 5-dated lists, seven Eurovision finalists debut across the Billboard Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S. chart.
Thirty-nine countries participated in this year's Eurovision tournament, held May 18-22 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, after the 2020 edition was canceled due to COVID-19. After a slew of regional qualifiers and international semifinal rounds, Italy was declared the winner, represented by Måneskin's "Zitti E Buoni."
The Italian quartet's track makes its second appearance on the global rankings, after first reaching No. 106 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart following Sanremo in March. This week, it re-enters at No. 11, while debuting on the Global 200 at No. 26. It tops all Eurovision finalists in both streams (30.1 million, up 869%) and sales (10,600, up 2,942) worldwide in the week ending May 27, according to MRC Data.