Norfolk man, 89, breaks UK music chart record

Britain's Got Talent 2019 winner Colin Thackery, from Norwich, has become the oldest solo artist to

Britain's Got Talent 2019 winner Colin Thackery, from Norwich, has become the oldest solo artist to score a top 20 album. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

A Norfolk singer who captured the hearts of a nation to win Britain's Got Talent has made chart history with his debut album.

Colin Thackery, from Norwich, signed a record deal with Decca Records in July 2019 after being crown

Colin Thackery, from Norwich, signed a record deal with Decca Records in July 2019 after being crowned Britain's Got Talent winner. Picture: Chris O'Donovan - Credit: Archant

Colin Thackery, who hails from Norwich, has seen his debut album 'Love Changes Everything' reach number 13 in the Official UK Albums Chart.

It means the 89-year-old has become the oldest solo artist ever to debut in the top 20.

Colin Thackery, from Norwich, captured the hearts of a nation with his performances on Britain's Got

Colin Thackery, from Norwich, captured the hearts of a nation with his performances on Britain's Got Talent. Picture: ITV - Credit: ITV

After his moving performances saw him crowned Britain's Got Talent champion in June, the Korean War veteran signed a record deal with Decca Records a month later.

And now the Chelsea Pensioner is already celebrating chart success, with his record sitting pretty above artists including Liam Payne and Kylie Minogue.

Mr Thackery said: "To receive the news that my debut album has made the top 20 is a wonderful early Christmas present I wasn't expecting.


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"To know that my music has reached so many people has been the cherry on top of a fantastic year."

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