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Sheku Kanneh-Mason is first artist to receive 'BRIT Certified Breakthrough Award' / M

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The 19-year-old cellist has received the award after passing 30,000 UK sales for his debut album Inspiration. Sheku's debut offering features selections of his favourite songs, all recorded with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. It includes orchestral renditions of Bob Marley's No Woman No Cry and Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. The album has amassed over 100,000 worldwide album sales and has made him the youngest cellist to ever break into the UK Top 20. Inspiration is the top selling classical album of 2018 in the UK and has enjoyed 13 weeks at Number 1, also topping Billboard's Emerging Artist chart in the US, making him the first classical musician to do so.

The BRIT Certified Breakthrough Award is an extension of the Silver, Gold and Platinum Awards which are given to artists upon achieving notable sales landmarks.      READ FULL M ARTICLE