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Amanda Holden scores highest-charting British female debut album of 2020 so far

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Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden is thrilled with her album’s success (Picture: REX)

Amanda Holden has achieved a major milestone with her new album, scoring the highest-charting British female debut record of 2020 so far.

The Britain’s Got Talent judge, who recently swapped the panel for the stage, has landed the number four spot with her record Songs From My Heart.

Opening up about the album’s success, she said she initially thought the opportunity to be in the charts had ‘passed her by’.

‘It was always a big childhood dream of mine to be a singer in the charts,’ Amanda, 49, explained to the Official Charts. ‘To be honest I thought (still hanging on to my 40’s) the opportunity had passed me by.

‘This career moment in my life has honestly been the most thrilling so far. Made all the more special because my husband and children were such a huge part of it too.’

It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, after Amanda revealed earlier this week that Amazon quickly sold out of CD versions of the album on the day it was released.

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Amanda recently performed on Britain’s Got Talent (Picture: Dymond/Thames/Syco/REX)

The TV star told her Instagram followers: ‘Hello! I just wanted to share the news that Amazon have run out of stock of both my signed and unsigned CD, which is brilliant but also gutting […] 

‘I am overwhelmed and extremely grateful to all of you who have bought it so far, it is overwhelming.’

And it’s clear that the record means a huge amount to the star, after she explained that one of the songs is dedicated to her and her husband Chris Hughes’ stillborn son Theo.

Amanda Holden

Amanda has smashed it with her debut album

She was seven months pregnant with her son in 2011 when Theo died in the womb, with Amanda still having to give birth due to her advanced stage of pregnancy. 

Amanda remembered her baby boy and thanked her husband Chris for his strength in the emotional song With You.

The track is taken from Ghost the Musical, and is from the character Molly’s perspective as she sings about her late partner Sam. 

Speaking to The Mirror, Amanda said: ‘The last lines of this song are “You took my life with you, Took my world with you” and so this is for Theo, our baby who was born sleeping and for Chris who stayed strong when I fell apart.

‘It was Chris who told me he always thought of Theo when he heard this song which floored me so it’s also his song for Theo.’



Sands UK charity

Sands UK is a stillbirth and neonatal death charity, which works to reduce the number of babies dying and to ensure that those affected by the loss of a baby receives the best possible care for as long as they need it.

The charity aims to better understand the causes of baby deaths and works with governments and other organisations to raise awareness of issues surrounding baby loss.

Sands provides bereavement support at a local and national level.

Please visit the Sands UK website for more information and contact details.

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Credit: Original article published here.

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