The Classic Brit Awards rewards excellence in classical and crossover music, and are seen by the music industry as the equivalent of the Brit Awards which recognise talent in the pop genre. It is an absolute honour to be the first local media to pick the news up that Joseph Calleja, the internationally acclaimed tenor from Malta is nominated in one of the awards’ prestigious categories, that being none other than the Breakthrough Artist of the Year. The accolade sponsored by MasterCard is given to the artist who has made an impact on the music scene within the past year despite being relatively new.
Be My Love – A Tribute to Mario Lanza released through Decca Music is the work which helped him garner the nomination but nevertheless, his most recent studio album Amore will definitely aid the committee to reach a verdict. The latest collection which features a mixture of popular and non-popular tracks is currently on sale across the world, managing to peak at number #1 on the iTunes Chart in Malta, #86 on the mainstream chart in the United Kingdom and also number #4 on the Classical Chart in the United Kingdom. This years’ edition of the Classic Brit Awards is set to be hosted by Myleene Klass from the Royal Albert Hall on the 2nd October 2013. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.
Source: Classic FM