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Sheku Kanneh-Mason smashes british newcomer chart records with debut album / iNews

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Teenage cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is celebrating after his debut album entered the Official Top 20 and became the best-selling release by any British newcomer, across all genres, this year. Inspiration, a collection of classical arrangements by the 2016 BBC Young Musician winner from Nottingham, crashed into the offical albums chart at number 18.  Recorded with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Decca Classics record, which features Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No.1 as well as the 18 year-old's take on Bob Marley's No Woman, No Cry, topped this week's classical chart. Kanneh-Mason has swiftly built an army of young classical music fans. He is now the highest-charting Young Musician winner, ahead of previous record-holder Nicola Benedetti.    (photo – Lars Borges)  

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