With less than 10 days to go before Eurovision 2012, British entrant Engelbert Humperdinck is already a winner, thanks to the Official Charts Company.
Engelbert, who was the guest of honour at The BPI's annual Rock The Boat yesterday evening (Wednesday, May 16), was presented with two Official Singles Chart Number 1 Awards.
The Official Number 1 Award was created by the Official Charts Company in December as part of the 60th anniversary of the Official Singles Chart. The brushed aluminium trophy is presented in partnership with BBC Radio 1 and OfficialCharts.com to every new artist who reaches the coveted Number 1 spot, with recipients to date including Jessie J, Gotye, Tulisa, DJ Fresh, Rita Ora, Carly Rae Jepsen, the Military Wives and Cover Drive among others.
Engelbert Humperdinck is the first heritage artist to receive the award, in recognition of his two Number 1 singles, Release Me and The Last Waltz, which both reached the top of the Official Singles Chart back in 1967.