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Highest-charting UK cellist of all time; Sheku Kanneh-Mason lands #1 on this week's 'Official Classical Albums Chart'

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BBC Young Musician Sheku Kanneh-Mason scores a personal best and sets a new Official Chart record today, entering at Number 8 with his second album Elgar. The entry makes the 20-year-old Nottingham-born musician. who performed at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding in 2018, the highest-charting cellist of all time in the UK, and the first to break the Official Albums Chart Top 10. Sheku also lands at Number 1 on this week's Official Classical Albums Chart.

Celebrating the news, Sheku said: "I am so excited that my album is in the Top 10 of the Official UK Album Chart – thank you Edward Elgar for writing such a fantastic piece of music! And thank you to Sir Simon Rattle and all the other great artists who feature on the recording too."

Further down, Former Mercury Prize nominees The Big Moon claim their first UK Top 40 album with Walking Like We Do (19), rising star Georgia also makes her chart debut album Seeking Thrills (24), and new Andy Williams hits collection Gold also secures a place in this week's Top 40 at Number 29.

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