It has now been revealed that Satellite, the German entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 has entered the German single charts at number one having already topped the download charts since the day after its original release. Meanwhile, the song has been sold more than 150,000 times making it eligible to be certified gold.
Satellite is the sixth German entry to top the single charts on homeground following Zwei kleine Italiener in 1962, Dschinghis Khan in 1979, Ein bißchen Frieden in 1982, Can't wait until tonight in 2004 and No no never in 2006. The song has also entered the single charts in Austria, where it currently stands at number nine.
Lena Meyer-Landruts other two national final entries Bee and Love me have also entered the German top ten at number three and four respectively. She is therefore the first singer ever to have three songs in the top five of these charts. This was not the first record broken: Satellite sold 100,000 downloads in the first weak making it the fastest selling digital release ever.
Furthermore, it has been revealed that Lena Meyer-Landrut's debut album is to be released in May. It will be co-produced by Stefan Raab and it is to be released on the specially created label USFO, which is a cooperation between Universal Music and RAAB TV/Brainpool.
Update: Satellite has now also entered the Swiss single charts at number 10 while Lena Meyer-Landrut's Bee is at number 39. Jennifer Braun, runner-up in the national final has also entered the German single charts at number ten with her song I care for you. Her entries Bee and Satellite are currently at number 21 and 32 respectively.
In 2009, Germany was represented by Alex Swings, Oscar Sings! with the song Miss kiss kiss bang. The duo finished 20th in the final with 35 points. As a big four country, Germany is directly qualified for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 on 29th May.