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Sheku Kanneh-Mason becomes highest ranking cellist on 'official albums chart' / BBC

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Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has been given a chart boost after performing at the royal wedding on Saturday. His album Inspiration has risen to Number 11 in the chart and is already the best selling classical album of 2018. It also returned as number one album on the Classical Artists Albums Chart. The former BBC Young Musician told the Official Charts Company: "It's been a crazy week with my college exams straight after! I'm so happy that people are enjoying my music and really grateful for all the support I've received in the past few days - it's been fantastic."

Kanneh-Mason's performance of Sicilienne during the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding captured the attention of viewers across the world. It now means Kanneh-Mason is the highest-charting cellist in official albums chart history, surpassing Julian Lloyd Webber's 1990 album Lloyd Webber Plays Lloyd Webber, said the Official Charts Company.

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