Teen Opera Star Passes Million Mark
Australia (Billboard) - The debut international album by 16-year-old
New Zealand classical singer Hayley Westenra has sold one
million copies worldwide, according to Universal Music New
which was released last September, has become the best-selling
debut album in the history of the British classical charts.
The album was produced by Giles Martin, who brought aboard
his father, Sir George Martin.
the New Zealand pop charts for a record 15 weeks, and has
shifted 135,000 units in the nation of four million, equivalent
to an album selling 10 million copies in the U.S.
says "Pure" is the No. 2 best-selling New Zealand
album ever, after Crowded House's hits set "Recurring
Dream" (Capitol), which has sold 1.2 million units worldwide.
is set for U.S. release this spring, according to Westenra's
official Web site, http://www.hayleywestenra.com. It is being
released outside New Zealand by Decca.
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