Daniel O'Donnell is celebrating after his new studio album Daniel hit No. 3 in the UK Charts, his highest ever Top 40 placing in Britain in his 35-year career.

The Donegal-based singer, who has had more Top 40 albums than any other recording artist, also broke his own world record again by becoming the first recording artist to chart at least one new album each year in the UK albums’ chart for 33 consecutive years.

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"I am delighted that this album has reached No. 3 in the UK charts. I can’t believe this is my 40th Top 40 placing in the 35 years I have been making music," O’Donnell said.

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"I really enjoyed making this album, it is a collection of songs that are easy to listen to and a record that has something for everyone. I am grateful to all my fans who have been so loyal and supported me over the years, thank you for helping this album reach such heights. 

"It’s been a tough year for everyone but next year we will hopefully be out on the road again and performing once more."

O'Donnell’s new album features his versions of Ed Sheeran’s Perfect, Bob Dylan's Forever Young, and John Denver’s Leaving on A Jet Plane.

The singer will also perform his first ever live-streamed concert from Millennium Forum Theatre in Derry, Sunday 1st November 1st, where he will be joined on stage by his band who have been out of action since the pandemic hit in March.