South London youth top SoundScan classical charts

UK-Japan News November 2018

Libera, an all-boy vocal group comprising some 40 singers aged 7–16, reached the top spot on Japan’s SoundScan classical weekly chart for the week of 4 November with their album Beyond. Charles Kennedy, founder of the band’s UK label Invisible Hands Music, told a Press Association correspondent: “After all their hard work, seeing Libera plant a Union Jack at the top of the charts in Japan, the world’s second-biggest music market, is immensely gratifying. This sales triumph, following their Top 20 chart performance in the United States, is a win for British exports”.