Daniel O’Donnell’s latest album makes new chart record

Each year for the last 25 years Donegal singing star, Daniel O’Donnell, has successfully placed an album in the UK charts and has set a unique record along the way.

Each year for the last 25 years Donegal singing star, Daniel O’Donnell, has successfully placed an album in the UK charts and has set a unique record along the way.

Not event the Rolling Stones, U2 or Sting has managed to achieve this rate of consistent success over such a time span.

Daniel started his recording career in 1984 and has produced at least one album, and occasionally two per year, and owing to his loyal following, he has placed on the UK charts every year since 1987.

His newest release, “Songs from the Movies (and More)” is currently riding high in the UK at number 28, ahead of artists like Adele, Lana Delrey and The Script.

The Kincasslagh singer, who is currently in the US, said he was “delighted” with the achievement.

“We have released a record every year and we have a great following and it is amazing I suppose. I’m delighted with this record. It is 25 years and it’s a quarter of a century, which really is a long time,” he added.

Daniel said he has only his fans to thank for their loyal support and he is still a huge live draw whenever he performs around the world.

As well as marking a quarter of a century in the charts, Daniel and his wife Majella celebrated ten years of marriage together this year and to mark the occasion recently renewed their vows on the holiday island of Tenerife.

Majella said the vow renewal all happened very quickly and romantic Daniel even bought her a new Sapphire and Diamond ring to mark their special occasion.

“When we got married I remember saying to Daniel that I would like to renew our vows in 10 years, because it seemed so far away and yet here it is,” she said.

Majella stated on Daniel official website that they were in Tenerife last month for a couple of weeks and they had two friends staying with them who are priests.

“I was telling them about the renewal thought and they said why not do it. So we did,” explained Majella.

She added: “When we went to renew the vows Daniel surprised me with a beautiful new Sapphire and Diamond ring. Aren’t I the lucky girl? I really hope the next 10 years go a little slower.”