Kincasslagh crooner Daniel O’Donnell has spoken of his excitement as his latest album became a British top five chart hit.
Daniel’s new album, ‘60’, entered the UK chart at number four behind Coldplay, the Beatles and Adele – and one place ahead of newcomer Joy Crookes, who also has Irish connections.
“Since I was a teenager, I’ve loved the charts and followed the charts,” Daniel told the Sunday World.
“I’m 40 years in showbusiness this year – and I’ll be 60 in December, which is the reason for the album’s title – so to still be relevant and to be in the British charts is beyond anything I could have imagined starting out.
“I was at number three in the midweek chart in the UK, and then Adele pushed me down to four, so I had to take me lot. But sure isn’t it great to be in it at all.
“To be in the charts with the Beatles as well is incredible. When you think of the Beatles isn’t it unbelievable that they’re up there after all this time. It’s fantastic. It just shows that music that means something will never die.”
Daniel has also broken his own UK chart record as the first artist to have an album in the Official Albums Chart each year for the last 33 years.Tags: