It was a long way to the top for the first black artist to hit No.1 on the UK classical chart.
Noah Stewart was in London preparing for his Covent Garden debut when he got the news. “My manager called me and said, ‘Noah, you went number one.’ Continue reading
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A tenor singer from Harlem, New York, who used to be a receptionist at the city’s famous Carnegie Hall, has become the first black singer to top the UK classical album chart in its 25-year history, his record company has said. Continue reading
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