The Donegal singer’s 40th Top 40 placing in 35-year career

It’s good news for Daniel O’Donnell as his brand-new studio album Daniel reached #3 in the UK Charts on Friday 23rd October. Released on 16 October 2020 on the DMGTV label, this is Daniel’s highest Top 40 placing. To date he has amassed 40 Top 40 albums, including 18 Top 10 albums, with 16 of them this century, a feat that has not been achieved by any other recording artist.

The Donegal based singer, who is one of the most prolific and successful recording artists in the UK charts, broke his own world record again with this achievement by becoming the first recording artist to chart at least one new album each year in the Artist Albums’ chart for 33 consecutive years. Last year, his album Halfway to Paradise reached #9 in the UK charts.

The album Daniel entered the charts at #2 and sat in that position for a week before officially securing the #3 spot in the chart Friday 23rd October 2020.

Daniel said: “I am delighted that this album has reached #3 in the UK charts. I can’t believe this is my 40th Top 40 placing in the 35 years I have been making music. I really enjoyed making this album, it is a collection of songs that are easy to listen to and a record that has something for everyone. I am grateful to all my fans who have been so loyal and supported me over the years, thank you for helping this album reach such heights.  It’s been a tough year for everyone but next year we will hopefully be out on the road again and performing once more.”

Available on CD, Vinyl LP as well as to download/stream, Daniel features 13 tracks of new recordings produced by Nigel Wright who has been the producer for many of the TV talent shows and worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber on a number of his musicals/films, including Phantom Of The Opera and Evita, the latter with Madonna.  Nigel was also a member of ‘80s Jazz/Funk international super-group Shakatak.  

Other highlights include Memories Are Made Of This made famous by Dean Martin, Daniel’s version of Ed Sheeran’s Perfect; Forever Young written by American folk legend Pete Seeger and recorded previously by Bob Dylan and 2015 X-Factor winner Louise Johnson, Love Can Build A Bridge which was originally released by The Judds and covered by Cher, Chrissie Hynde, Neneh Cherry with Eric Clapton, Come What May, the anthemic 1972 Eurovision Song Contest winner, Magic Moments, a huge hit for Perry Como, Dance The Night Away, Take Good Care Of My Baby by the legendary Bobby Vee, Our Special Absent Friends, Try To Remember, Smile, and Leaving On A Jet Plane, written by John Denver and which was a huge hit for American group Peter, Paul and Mary.

In further news, Daniel performed his first ever live-streamed concert from Millennium Forum Theatre in Derry, Sunday 1st November and he was joined on stage by his band who have sadly been out of action since the pandemic hit in March.

His live concerts for 2020 have been reschedule for August / September 2021:

Thu 12th Aug 2021     Killarney                      INEC         

Fri 13th Aug                Killarney                      INEC

Sat 14th Aug               Killarney                      INEC         

Sun 15th Aug               Killarney                      INEC 

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