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Love Island viewers send unsigned artist Luke Burr into the iTunes chart

It is fast becoming a source for the best new music from upcoming artists.

And once again Love Island has propelled a rising star into the limelight after it saw unsigned singer Luke Burr make his breakthrough into the iTunes chart and overtake British rapper Stormzy.

The 22-year-old, whose cover of What You Won’t Do For Love was aired during Thursday night’s show, has since had received more than 25,000 hits on Shazam and been played on BBC Radio 1. 

Rising star: Luke Burr made  his breakthrough into the iTunes chart after his cover of What You Won't Do For Love was aired during Thursday night's Love Island

Rising star: Luke Burr made  his breakthrough into the iTunes chart after his cover of What You Won’t Do For Love was aired during Thursday night’s Love Island

Speaking to The Sun Luke said: ‘For a song I made in my bedroom to be played in millions of other people’s homes is a dream come true.

‘Working so hard without being heard can be tough as an independent artist but to get a break like this and have my voice introduced to so many people is amazing. I want to make the most of this moment.’ 

The soundtrack, which was played during Amber Gill and Michael Griffiths’ make up episode, has already had a surge of celebrities share their love for the track including Capital FM DJ Marvin Humes and former TOWIE star Ferne McCann. 

Upon hearing his track on the popular reality show, Luke took to Instagram to share his surprise and shock at the incredible moment.

Talent: The 22-year-old has since had received more than 25,000 hits on Shazam and seen his song been played on BBC Radio 1

Talent: The 22-year-old has since had received more than 25,000 hits on Shazam and seen his song been played on BBC Radio 1

Love Island: Upon hearing his track on the show the musician took to Instagram to write: 'I'm so buzzing that #loveisland played my tune last night on the show'

Love Island: Upon hearing his track on the show the musician took to Instagram to write: ‘I’m so buzzing that #loveisland played my tune last night on the show’

He wrote: ‘Mum I’m on Love Island. WTF! I’m so buzzing that #loveisland played my tune last night on the show. Walking on stage last night sitting at number 2 in the iTunes RnB chart with over 20k Shazam’s was a bit of a madness. 

‘Thank you so much for such an amazing reaction so far. (all these notifications are making me a little anxious not gonna lie). To have a song I recorded at home be played out to millions of other people’s homes is such a special feeling. 

‘Moments like this can be hard to expect in this industry! Please keep sharing and supporting – let’s see how far we can go with this.’        

This is not the first time an unsigned artist’s career has been changed by the ITV2 dating show.

The make up episode: The soundtrack, which was played during Amber and Michael's make up episode, has already had a surge of celebrities share their love for the track

The make up episode: The soundtrack, which was played during Amber and Michael’s make up episode, has already had a surge of celebrities share their love for the track

In 2018, Freya Ridings, 25, best known for her chart topping track Lost Without You, was catapulted to stardom after her three songs were featured on Love Island during pivotal moments.  

Speaking to Smooth Radio about hearing her songs on the show Freya said: ‘When my song got played on Love Island – no one tells you that they’re going to put your song on Love Island. They played three of my songs. They don’t tell you about any of it.

‘So I just got messages from a few of my friends and my brother being like, ”You’re on Love Island.” I was like, ”I’m not. I’m in the back of a cab. I’m not.” I was very confused. I was like, ”I’m not on Love Island.”

She added: ‘But I really didn’t think it was going to blow up the way it did, and I’m just so, so overwhelmed that people Shazam’d it as many times as they did, and put it in the charts for so long. Because, you know, it’s totally changed my life.’ 

Life changing: In 2018 Freya Ridings, best known for her chart topping track Lost Without You, was catapulted to stardom after her three songs were featured on Love Island

Life changing: In 2018 Freya Ridings, best known for her chart topping track Lost Without You, was catapulted to stardom after her three songs were featured on Love Island

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