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Northern Irish singer Donna Taggart tops US Billboard charts with Celtic Lady

By Claire Williamson

A Northern Ireland singer has topped the Billboard World Album Music Chart in the US.

Donna Taggart from Co Tyrone has shot straight to the top of the charts after one of her songs went viral online.

Her single Jealous of The Angels has been viewed more than 27 million times after she posted it on her Facebook page in August.


The song sparked a huge online reaction prompting thousands of people to leave messages on her page.

Now, her album Celtic Lady Vol 2 is top of the Billboard World Album Music Chart in the US.

Meanwhile the single has reached No 1 in the iTunes USA Easy Listening Chart and also has risen to the top in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the UK.

In addition her song has become one of the Top 50 in the US download chart alongside Beyoncé and Adele.

Thanking the public for their support Donna said: "I have been completely overwhelmed by the response to this post.

"Thousands of you have sent personal messages over the past few weeks and I am truly humbled by the response. Jealous Of The Angels was written by the amazing Jenn Bostic."

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