22 September 2003, 22.04
16-year-old New Zealander has shot to the top of the
UK's classical music chart with the fastest-selling
debut album in its history.
by Hayley Westenra sold a record-breaking 19,068
copies last week, taking it to the top of the classical
chart and to number eight in the pop album chart.
beat the previous record of 18,500, which was held
by another teenage singing star - Charlotte Church.
was discovered when she was an 11-year-old busker.
since landed a £3 million record deal.
is amazing, unbelieveable," said a stunned Hayley,
who now lives in London.