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Sheku Kanneh-Mason on track to be first cellist in history to reach top 10 on UK album chart / The Voice

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AWARD-WINNING CELLIST Sheku Kanneh-Mason is on track to become the first cellist in the history of the charts to earn a place in the UK Official Charts Top 10. The chart position would also make Kanneh-Mason the first British classical instrumentalist in over 30 years to reach the Top 10 after violinist Nigel Kennedy released Vivaldi's Four Seasons in 1989.

According to the Official Chart Company (OCC) Midweeks report, Kanneh-Mason's album Elgar, released on Decca Classics, is a new entry at No.6 of the combined album chart, ahead of new releases from Big Moon and Georgia, and No.4 in the digital download chart behind Stormzy's Heavy is the Head. Fans who want their purchase of Kanneh-Mason's second album, Elgar, to count towards first week sales – and what could be a historic moment – will need to buy the album by Thursday.

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