Andrea Bocelli lands his first No. 1 album in the U.K. with Si (Sugar/Decca/Universal), which also becomes the first classical album to top the artist chart for nearly 21 years. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's “Shallow” (Interscope/Universal) starts a second week atop the Official Charts Company's singles countdown.
The Bocelli album is the first classical bestseller since James Horner spent three weeks at the summit with the Titanic soundtrack early in 1998. For the last No. 1 by a classical vocalist, you have to go back even further, to 1996, when Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo led the way with The Three Tenors in Concert.
The Interscope soundtrack to A Star Is Born falls to No. 2 on the new album chart, while the Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack (Virgin/Universal) is up 5-3. The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner) is the third score album in this week's top four, falling 2-4 as English singer-songwriter Tom Odell's third set Jubilee Road (Columbia/Sony) becomes his third top five title in a row, starting at No. 5.