Lea Salonga’s concert album reaches No. 7 spot on Billboard chart
Lea Salonga landed on the 7th spot on Billboard’s Classical Contemporary Album chart with her latest concert album.
The collection features recordings from her show at the Sydney Opera House in Australia back in 2019. The Tony Award-winning singer-actress expressed her joy over the feat on her Twitter page yesterday, Dec. 10.
“OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m on a Billboard chart!!!!” Salonga stated alongside a screenshot of the list.
Italian singer Andrea Bocelli tops the list with his 17th studio album called “Believe.” Meanwhile, Neil Diamond and the London Symphony Orchestra, Metallica and San Francisco Symphony and Mat & Savanna Shaw take the second, third, fourth and fifth spots respectively.
— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) December 9, 2020
Salonga’s said album includes her iconic songs “A Whole New World,” “Reflection” and “On My Own” from popular productions “Aladdin,” “Mulan” and “Les Misérables.” She was also set to hold a tour in North America earlier this year, but eventually pushed it to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite the setback on the tour, Salonga has been kept busy amid the lockdown in the Philippines. She released a new song called “Dream Again” last August to help raise funds for COVID-19 relief efforts across the globe.
Salonga has also joined Lin-Manuel Miranda and Meryl Streep in an online concert last April to celebrate the 90th birthday of composer Stephen Sondheim. The event also benefited the nonprofit organization Artists Striving to End Poverty. /ra
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