Alexander Armstrong’s debut album makes UK pop chart top 10

Our very own presenter has shot to no. 1 in the Classic FM Chart with his new album A Year of Songs. More impressive still, he has beaten off competition from the likes of Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran to reach no.6 in the UK pop chart.

Alexander Armstrong Year of Song

Andrea Bocelli's Cinema spends a second week in the UK pop chart - at no.11 - which means there are two classical albums in the UK pop top 20. 

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Meanwhile, in the Classic FM Chart (below ), A Year of Songs and Cinema take the no.1 and no.2 spots respectively. Further down the chart, there are new entries for an Elgar album performed by the Hallé Orchestra at 25 and Welsh singer Shan Cothi with Paradwys  at 26.   

The Classic FM Chart, November 15 2015:

This
Week
Last
Week
Title & Artist
1 NEW A YEAR OF SONGS, ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG
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2 1 CINEMA, ANDREA BOCELLI
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3 2 THE DARCEY BUSSELL BALLET COLLECTION, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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4 3 ELEMENTS, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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5 4 SPECTRE - OST, THOMAS NEWMAN
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6 10 CHRISTMAS CLASSICAL VOICES, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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7 25 CHRISTMAS AT DOWNTON ABBEY, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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8 8 ISLANDS - ESSENTIAL EINAUDI, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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9 5 THE CHOIR - THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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10 9 JS BACH/VIOLIN CONCERTOS, IBRAGIMOVA/ARCANGELO/COHEN
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11 12 DECEMBER LIGHTS, ANDRE RIEU
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12 13 NESSUN DORMA - THE PUCCINI ALBUM, JONAS KAUFMANN
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13 15 THE 50 GREATEST PIECES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, LONDON PHILHARMONIC/PARRY
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14 17 SLEEP, MAX RICHTER
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15 20 THE ULTIMATE CLASSIC FM HALL OF FAME, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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16 16 THE BEETHOVEN JOURNEY - PIANO CONCERTOS 1-5, ANDSNES/MAHLER CO
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17 21 MAGIC OF THE VIOLIN, ANDRE RIEU/JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA
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18 6 TAVERNER/MISSA CORONA SPINEA, TALLIS SCHOLARS
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19 18 CANTATE DOMINO - LA CAPELLA SISTINA, SISTINE CHAPEL CHOIR/PALOMBELLA
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20 19 RUTTER/GIFT OF LIFE, CAMBRIDGE SINGERS/RPO/RUTTER
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21 22 THE PLATINUM COLLECTION, KATHERINE JENKINS
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22 14 VIVALDI/THE NEW FOUR SEASONS, NIGEL KENNEDY
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23 RE-ENTRY BEST OF CHRISTMAS, ANDRE RIEU
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24 7 RUGBY ANTHEMS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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25 NEW ELGAR/SEA PICTURES/POLONIA, ALICE COOTE/HALLE/MARK ELDER
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26 NEW PARADWYS, SHAN COTHI
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27 RE-ENTRY PIANO ENCORES, JI LIU
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28 23 STILL WITH THE MUSIC, KARL JENKINS
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29 RE-ENTRY CHAMBERS, CHILLY GONZALEZ
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30 RE-ENTRY CLASSICAL VOICES, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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The Classic FM Chart