Search

Norfolk man, 89, breaks UK music chart record

PUBLISHED: 12:35 14 December 2019 | UPDATED: 12:35 14 December 2019

Britain's Got Talent 2019 winner Colin Thackery, from Norwich, has become the oldest solo artist to score a top 20 album. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Britain's Got Talent 2019 winner Colin Thackery, from Norwich, has become the oldest solo artist to score a top 20 album. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Archant

A Norfolk singer who captured the hearts of a nation to win Britain’s Got Talent has made chart history with his debut album.

Colin Thackery, from Norwich, signed a record deal with Decca Records in July 2019 after being crowned Britain's Got Talent winner. Picture: Chris O'DonovanColin Thackery, from Norwich, signed a record deal with Decca Records in July 2019 after being crowned Britain's Got Talent winner. Picture: Chris O'Donovan

Colin Thackery, who hails from Norwich, has seen his debut album 'Love Changes Everything' reach number 13 in the Official UK Albums Chart.

It means the 89-year-old has become the oldest solo artist ever to debut in the top 20.

Colin Thackery, from Norwich, captured the hearts of a nation with his performances on Britain's Got Talent. Picture: ITVColin Thackery, from Norwich, captured the hearts of a nation with his performances on Britain's Got Talent. Picture: ITV

You may also want to watch:

After his moving performances saw him crowned Britain's Got Talent champion in June, the Korean War veteran signed a record deal with Decca Records a month later.

And now the Chelsea Pensioner is already celebrating chart success, with his record sitting pretty above artists including Liam Payne and Kylie Minogue.

Mr Thackery said: "To receive the news that my debut album has made the top 20 is a wonderful early Christmas present I wasn't expecting.

"To know that my music has reached so many people has been the cherry on top of a fantastic year."

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Norwich Evening News