A classical violinist is #4 tonight in the UK pop chartsmain
That’s the good news.
Don’t hold your breath.
press release at 1900:
Global superstar violinist, André Rieu, has today made a monumental return to the UK Pop Album Chart as his new orchestral album enters at No. 4, competing with youngsters Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris and only just behind Taylor Swift.
The astounding success of ‘Love in Venice’, which was released on Monday, places the Dutch instrumentalist above the likes of Sam Smith, George Ezra and The Script – an extraordinary result for an album of music mostly written in the 1800s.
Alongside this historic music are three of Rieu’s own compositions, written for orchestra and chorus, all intricately crafted and worlds apart from his competitors in the charts. The album is also No. 1 in the Classical Chart.