Children In Need’s Got It Covered Is The UK’s Biggest Selling Album

Children In Need’s Got It Covered has topped the compilation album charts and become the UK’s biggest selling album this week.

The album is an exciting new venture for the charity this year and features a glittering line-up of some of the UK’s most critically-acclaimed actors from stage and screen who have banded together to help make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people throughout the UK.
Full album track list is as follows:
David Tennant has covered Sunshine on Leith by The Proclaimers
Helena Bonham Carter CBE has covered Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell
Jim Broadbent has covered Blue Moon by Rogers and Hart
Olivia Colman CBE has covered Glory Box by Portishead
Shaun Dooley has covered Never Grow Up by Taylor Swift
Luke Evans has covered Smile by Charlie Chaplin
Suranne Jones has covered Symphony by Clean Bandit
Adrian Lester OBE has covered I Wish by Stevie Wonder
Himesh Patel has covered All These Things That I’ve Done by The Killers
Jodie Whittaker has covered Yellow by Coldplay
Plus a special group cover of It Must Be Love by Labi Siffre
Each track was carefully crafted and recorded at the legendary recording studios, Abbey Road and Rak Studios in London, whilst the actors received expert guidance and mentoring from Brit and Mercury award-winning record producers and songwriters, Guy Chambers and Jonathan Quarmby. With over 20 years of industry experience, veteran vocal coach Mark De-Lisser also came on board to help the actors produce their tracks.
The album hit the headlines earlier this week after the Official Charts Company took the disappointing decision to recategorise it and remove it from the album chart, which it was topping with more than 10,000 more sales than its closest contender, E.L.O. The move to the compilation chart was apparently due to the fact that the album was recorded by various artists and therefore broke the rules of the album chart. 
In a statement released earlier this week The BBC said:
"This is extremely disappointing, we know many of the contributors are also saddened by the news. It's important to remember what this album is about - helping the lives of disadvantaged children in need.
"The public have been buying the album in huge volumes and that should be recognised. They should think again."

The Official Charts Company responded by stating:
“We understand and sympathise with Children In Need’s concerns that their album will no longer feature in the UK’s artist albums chart. 
“The album is on course to take the Number 1 spot on the compilation albums chart and be the biggest selling album of the week – which is a huge achievement, while raising money for such a deserving cause.
“‘Got It Covered’ was described to us pre-release as an artist album, but on release it was clear that it was a various artists compilation, as it is widely credited as across retail and music services. We are sorry this fact was not picked up sooner, and we are huge supporters of all the incredible and important work Children In Need do and would urge everyone to continue to go out and buy the album.”
BBC Children in Need relies on the generosity and creativity of the thousands of supporters and fundraisers who raise millions of pounds for the charity every year. To date, the UK public has raised over £1 billion for children and young people facing disadvantage across the UK.
Please continue to support this project by streaming, downloading or buying the Got It Covered CD here