Katherine Jenkins' Celebration sets new classical chart record

Celebration is her 12th Number 1 on the chart.

Congratulations are in order for Katherine Jenkins - she has broken a massive chart record in the world of classical music.

Her new album Celebration (commemorating Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday) is her 12th Number 1 on the Official Combined Classical Albums Chart, a Top 30 rundown of the biggest classical studio album and soundtrack releases. The chart is compiled by the Official Charts Company and aired on Classic FM every Sunday.

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Katherine's 12 Number 1s put her one album ahead of Andre Rieu, who was previously tied on 11. The feat means Kath has managed 12 Number 1s in 12 years, a fitting accomplishment! 

Tracks from Celebration will be performed by Katherine on ITV's special broadcast marking Her Majesty's birthday. The event - featuring other appearances from Gary Barlow and Kylie Minogue - is taking place at Windsor Castle and will air on May 15th.

Here at OfficialCharts.com, the Classical Artist Album Chart, Classical Compilation Albums Chart, Specialist Classical Albums Chart and Classical Singles Chart are compiled. View the latest version of these charts from 6pm.