Sony Music have today (October 10) announced that Bradley Walsh will be releasing his second album, When You’re Smiling, on November 10.
The album follows the huge success of his first album Chasing Dreams. Released in 2016, the album has sold 141,443 copies to date according to the Official Charts Company. The record became the second highest selling UK debut of 2016 and, alongside the phenomenal success of Ball & Boe, bucked industry trends by achieving chart-topping sales predominantly with physical sales. To date, Chasing Dreams has just 357 'sales' from streaming.
When You’re Smiling will see Walsh record his own versions of songs by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Louis Armstrong and also includes songs from musicals including Cabaret, The King and I, and Guys And Dolls. In addition, Walsh has also co-written a brand new track with composer and producer, Steve Sidwell, called You Know Best.
Earlier this year, Walsh launched the PickASongForBradley.com campaign in which he called upon fans to suggest songs for him to cover on When You’re Smiling, which has resulted in Walsh covering The Very Thought Of You.
Speaking about the album, Walsh said: “I am very flattered that so many people loved Chasing Dreams. The amazing response that we received was a big surprise to us all and now we have to follow up that success with the second album. We have had a great time revisiting some of our favourite songs from stage and screen and I am very proud of what we’ve achieved. I can only hope that people enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it.”
You can read Sony Music COO Nicola Tuer talk about Sony's Q4 line-up - including Bradley Walsh - here.