What an awesome day. Rebecca strait in at No. 1. This proves that an indie artist can do it. Rebecca did everything herself except the distribution. She thoroughly derves this. This is an awesome precedent for other artists. You don't need a record contract any more.
I expect a lot of people will be thinking "where did she spring from" but I know she has been working towards this day for years. And the album is beautiful.
And to add the icing on the cake I have just seen Leicester City beat Manchester United 5-3 in one of the best football matches I have ever seen.
York soprano Rebecca Newman's Dare to Dream is number one in classical charts
First published Tuesday 23 September 2014 in News
A YORK soprano's debut album has stormed to the top of the classical charts.
Rebecca Newman's Dare to Dream beat off competition from Jonas Kaufmann, a classical BRIT award winning artist to reach the coveted spot at the first time of asking.
Dubbed "The People’s Soprano", Rebecca has spent 18 months creating her album, a record that features a live orchestra and some heavy hitters from the classical and pop music world.
She said: "My album sold out on Amazon on the first day and I’ve had reports of HMV stores selling out across the country.
"I don’t think anyone saw me coming – I don’t think I even expected this level of demand for the album! In spite of some fans having difficulty getting their copy this week, we still managed to get to classical number one."
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