Amanda Holden scores highest-charting British female debut album of 2020 so far

Songs From My Heart went Top 10 on this week's Official Albums Chart.

Amanda Holden has scored the highest-charting debut album for a British female soloist of 2020 so far. 

In this week's Official Albums Chart, Amanda's first LP Songs From My Heart enters at Number 4, ahead of entries from the likes of Spice Girl Melanie C, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters. The album was the second best-selling of the week on CD and download formats.

A covers album featuring some of Amanda'a favourite tracks, Songs From My Heart sees the Britain's Got Talent head judge cover modern standards such as Don't Cry For Me Argentina and I Know Him So Well, a duet with Sheridan Smith. Amanda recently performed album track Not While I'm Around during last week's Britain's Got Talent semi-finals, where she has been on the panel since its inception in 2007.

Furthermore, Amanda is also the only British female soloist to have her debut release chart in the Official Albums Chart Top 40 this year.

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The former Wild At Heart actress is also one of just three female acts whose debut albums have charted in the Top 5 this year. She joins American pop star Ava Max, whose debut LP Heaven and Hell reached Number 2, and Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams, whose solo breakout record Petals For Armor also charted at Number 4 earlier this year. 

Speaking on her newfound solo success to, Amanda said: "It was always a big childhood dream of mine to be a singer in the charts. To be honest I thought (still hanging on to my 40’s) the opportunity had passed me by.

"This career moment in my life has honestly been the most thrilling so far. Made all the more special because my husband and children were such a huge part of it too."

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Jim McGrath


Just goes to show Britain Has No Talent and this pile of rubbish tops the heap. As endorsed by Sheridan "Norton humiliated me" Smiff.


Rob Parkinson


Was about to say, how bad is it that the only album by a British female is an album of covers. Hopefully Madeley or Becky Hill can throw an album out before the end of the year to debut higher


Paula Wilkinson-Jones


An album of tired old covers from a tired old slapper. Which proves that if you're desperate enough to thrust your at the TV cameras at every given opportunity, then the resulting press "attention" will sell even the most lacklustre product.




who is this woman ? there are a lot of negativity