Alfie Boe claims his fifth top 10 album as a solo artist in the UK chart, in at number 10 this week, with the release of his vibrant and instantly classic album As Time Goes By via Decca Records.
As Time Goes By celebrates the golden era of music from the 30s and 40s, a time that is often overlooked. Since the charts inception in 1956, surprisingly many of the best-known tunes featured on the album had never made it to into the top 10. Classics such as 'Moonlight Serenade' hadn't charted since 1976 and 'Sing Sing Sing' was last in at 1971. Now Alfie brings these beautiful songs to the charts of the 21st century.
Alfie has created a lane of his own in a chart week that not only sees pop artists Take That, Little Mix and Rita Ora in the top 10 but is also the highest volume week of the year! He has previously has achieved four top 10 albums as a solo artist; Bring Him Home (2009), Alfie (2011), Storyteller (2012) and Trust (2013).
Since then he's also had two recent UK #1 albums under his belt for albums Together (2016) and Together Again (2017), made with his great friend Michael Ball.
Alfie says, "I'm delighted to have my record reach the top 10. It's been a project of love, these are the songs I grew up listening to so it's been an honour to record them for my own album. I'm very excited to start performing them live next year!"
Next year he'll be taking the new record on a huge UK tour, kicking off in Cardiff on 18th March, followed by a series of shows in some of the UK's most stunning venues including the Liverpool Philharmonic, Brighton Dome and before coming to a close at London's Royal Albert Hall on 17th April. Tickets on sale now Alfie-boe.com