Edward Maya’s collaboration with Vika Jigulina adds a second week on top of the Swedish singles chart. In times where hits break through simultaneously around the world, it’s interesting to note that the song was originally released back in October 2009. Maya is hopeful to add “This Is My Life,” to his successful discography. The track was issued earlier this year and has so far charted in Holland, France and Romania.
We’ve already covered the worldwide success of “Stereo Love,” and according to the track’s Wikipedia entry it will become available in the UK in May. Not surprisingly, Maya’s A listed on the BBC Radio 1 playlist alongside Timbaland/Katy Perry, Kelis, Scouting for Girls amongst others.
The first two countries to embrace Edward Maya’s “Stereo Love” were Holland and France back in November last year. Today, it tops the charts in Slovakia and Sweden.
24-year old producer and performer Edward Maya made his breakthrough in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 when his song “Tornero” went to fourth place. The song was performed by Mihai Traistariu . Maya returned to the charts last summer with “Stereo Love,” a track that has spread through Europe at a very slow pace. The song initially made it to No.2 in native Romania, adding No.1 positions in France, Estonia and Holland. It also peaked at No.2 in Russia and Belgium.
The track borrows heavily from Azerbaijani composer Eldar Mansurov’s 1989 composition “Bayatilar.” Apparently, Maya had failed to make contact with Mansurov in order to clear the sample. This has now been rectified and Mansurov received writer’s credits.
“Stereo Love” has cracked the top ten in Sweden on the singles chart published last Thursday. A sure bet is that the track will best the No.7 position.
The track features Vika Jigulina on vocals.
- Listen to the single via Spotify here, including six different mixes.