Friday, 5 May 2017

Imelda May tops UK Americana Chart and No. 5 In UK Album Chart

IMELDA MAY TOPS UK AMERICANA CHART AND NO. 5 IN UK ALBUM CHART
WITH CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM
‘LIFE. LOVE. FLESH. BLOOD’





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“May has made the album of her life” - Daily Telegraph

Irish superstar singer and songwriter Imelda May topped the UK Americana chart (Friday April 28, 2017) with her highly praised new album - ‘Life. Love. Flesh. Blood’ and landed No.5 (16,800 sales) in the Official UK album chart (her second UK top 5), ahead of artists including Texas and Drake with her strongest first sales week ever in the UK, and the album has debuted at No.2 in her native Ireland.

Howard Mills of the Americana Music Association UK stated, “Imelda May has become a firm favourite with the Americana community in the UK, adding a touch of glamour as a presenter at our Awards show this year. We are over the moon to see her fabulous new album hit the top spot on the Official Americana Albums chart.”

Imelda has had a jam-packed week of promotion around her new record, including appearing live this morning on Chris Evans BBC Radio 2 show where she performed a brilliant cover of U2’s ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I Was Looking For’. Listen again here. and HERE


Earlier this week, Imelda joined the Guardian for a webchat where she discussed a range of topics and questions sent in by fans including what is like to learn Bob Dylan is a fan of your music, followed by a rammed HMV in-store on Oxford Street, where she performed an acoustic set of material from her new album ‘Life. Love. Flesh. Blood’.
Imelda begins her extensive 2017 UK Headline Tour next week, which will include a night at The London Palladium on 18 May. A string of shows in the US and Canada in June follows, including three dates as support for Elvis Costello.
For more information please visit: imeldamay.co.uk

‘Life. Love. Flesh. Blood’ is one of the most critically acclaimed albums of this year. Praised by publications including Q, Uncut and Mojo (“A powerful new direction”), The Sun, The Mirror to the Mail On Sunday (who made it Album Of The Week, gave it four stars and stated: “Great albums tend to be growers, but this one grabs you at first acquaintance”). Support also comes from The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph (comparing it to Bob Dylan’s classic album ‘Blood On The Tracks’) alongside support from US industry publications Rolling Stone and Billboard Magazine as well as UK tastemaker music publications from The Arts Desk to The Four Oh Five.

“This is the unmistakeable sound of an artist finally, thrillingly, finding her own voice” **** Evening Standard
“11 strong songs which ache, break, and twang as craftily as they do sincerely” **** Q
“This is a triumphant rebirth” **** Daily Mirror
“It’s a hugely effective, beautifully crafted reboot that should open up new audiences and point to future triumphs” **** The Sun
“An album that wears its heart on its sleeve” **** Daily Mail

Related BLOG POSTS / Album Details/ UK Tour Dates:

Imelda May Premieres Empowering New Video For Female Anthem ‘Should’ve Been You’

Imelda May premieres Black Tears live video on The Four Oh Five

Imelda May announces forthcoming Album LIFE. LOVE. FLESH. BLOOD

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