Is it because of the Kosovo-Albanian roots of Dua Lipa, that the rest of Europe take pop music from The Balkans now more seriously?
Fact is that we now have four artists from the Balkan region in the Music Moves Europe Artist Chart. In former months, Slovenian rapper Senidah, now at #99, and Bulgarian pop singer Alma Dowdall, the current #85, entered the chart. This month we find two new entries from The Balkans: La Lana from Croatia at #76 and Tayna from Albania at #89. And besides that, German-Swiss pop singer Ilira at #15 has also Kosovo-Albania roots. A chart entry from the Balkans used to be a curiosity, but not anymore in 2021.