Congratulations to Sheku, who at the age of 18 becomes the UK’s youngest cellist to break into the Official Albums Chart Top 20 with his debut album Inspiration.
The teenage cellist, who in 2016 was crowned BBC Young Musician 2016, lands at Number 18 with his first collection of classical arrangements, recorded with the City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Celebrating the news, Sheku told OfficialCharts.com: "As a classical cellist, I can’t quite believe I’ve made the Top 20 in the Official Albums Chart with my first ever album!
"It has been an amazing experience and I’m very grateful to everyone who’s supported me. I hope the pieces on this album inspire others the way they’ve inspired me."
As well as being the highest ever charting BBC Young Musician on the UK’s Official Albums Chart, Sheku is also the first BBC Young Musician to break into the albums Top 40 with their debut record.
Inspiration also takes this week’s top spot on the Official Classical Artist Albums Chart, ending Andre Rieu’s nine-week reign at the summit with Amore.
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