13-year-old Faryl Smith, the teenage singing sensation, has broken yet another record, becoming the only classical artist to go gold within a week of releasing her debut album, Faryl. Early indications for this week reveal that Faryl is set to rise up the pop charts into the Top 5, out-selling U2′s No Line on the Horizon. It was also announced yesterday that Faryl will perform at the Classical BRIT Awards at the Royal Albert Hall on May 14th, making her the youngest ever solo artist to perform on the show.
This comes at the end of an unforgettable week for Faryl when she stormed into the pop charts at no 6 with her eponymous debut album, beating Charlotte Church and Hayley Westenra to become the fastest-selling classical debut artist ever. She also out-shipped U2′s latest chart-topping album last week, took the classical no 1 spot and sang the England rugby team to victory in front of 82,000 people at the Six Nations clash against France in Twickenham Stadium.
Faryl had already broken the record for signing the largest record deal for a schoolgirl when she signed to Universal Music, home of U2 and Amy Winehouse, for £2.3million. She first rose to prominence when she appeared almost a year ago on Britain’s favourite UK TV talent show.
Faryl said today, “This has been an amazing week for me. I can’t believe everything that’s happening and I’m still only 13!”
“I was really nervous about performing in front of so many people at the Six Nation’s game but it was brilliant that England won and I find it funny now that people are calling me England’s lucky mascot!”
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