Blackpool singer-songwriter Rae Morris’s debut album went straight into the Top 10 in the music charts.
Rae’s debut album Unguarded reached number nine, according to the official albums chart announced yesterday.
Rae, 22, was signed by Atlantic Records two years ago.
She spent the summer at Ocean Way Studios in Hollywood recording the album, which features tracks including current single Under The Shadows as well as past releases Closer and Skin.
The former St George’s High School pupil was in the resort to publicise her album last week.
She played tracks to around 100 people in HMV on Bank Hey Street.
Earlier this year she narrowly missed out on being named the Sound Of 2015 artists by BBC Music.
She is now embarking on her first full UK tour.
Elsewhere in the charts, Meghan Trainor’s debut album Title reached the top spot this week.
Title finished 5,000 copies ahead of nearest rival, Ed Sheeran’s x, to secure the Number 1 spot on the Official Albums Chart,