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We’ll chart again: Forces Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn outsells teen pop sensation Zara Larsson two to one as 100 … – Daily Mail

Dame Vera Lynn is outselling teen pop sensation Zara Larsson in the album charts – despite being 81 years older than the Swedish singer.

The Forces Sweetheart, who was serenaded by pupils at her former primary school as she marked her centenary, has released her new album, Vera Lynn 100.

Her new record 100 is now in third position in the midweek charts after selling nearly 15,000 copies.

Dame Vera Lynn is outselling teen pop sensation Zara Larsson in the album charts – despite being 81 years older than the Swedish singer

Meanwhile, Swedish sensation Zara Larsson, 19, is at number six after shifting 8,206 copies of So Good.

A source told The Sun: ‘It’s amazing she can compete with the biggest stars.

‘It shows what Dame Vera’s music means to the country.’  

She is also predicted to beat Drake, whose new offering More Life is expected to hit fourth place in the charts, according to data from the Official Charts Company.

Meanwhile, Swedish sensation Zara Larsson, 19, is at number six after shifting 8,206 copies of So Good

Drake’s new project is officially described as a ‘playlist’ rather than an album and also features Skepta, Kanye West, Sampha and others.

The chart spot will mean Dame Vera, who has turned 100, will beat her own record as the oldest living artist to reach the top 20.

Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran is expected to retain his place at the top of the album and singles charts.

It is predicted to beat Drake (pictured), whose new offering More Life is expected to hit fourth place in the charts, according to data from the Official Charts Company

Sheeran’s record Divide, which became the fastest-selling album by a male artist in the UK, is set to stay at the top of the album chart, followed by Depeche Mode’s Spirit at number two.

Sheeran’s track, Shape Of You, is Number One in the singles chart, while Galway Girl and Castle On The Hill means he also retains second and third place.

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