Sting's CD edged out Joshua Bell's Voice of the Violin, which is now in second place following five weeks in the top slot. Paul McCartney's oratorio Ecce Cor Meum slipped from no. 2 to no. 4, one place behind crossover violinist Andr_ Rieu's The Homecoming.
The two new arrivals on the Billboard classical chart are both DG releases by renowned solo violinists: Hilary Hahn's recording of concertos by Paganini and Spohr with conductor Eiji Oue and the Swedish Radio Symphony (no. 7), and Anne-Sophie Mutter's new compilation disc, Simply Anne-Sophie.
On the Billboard classical crossover chart, Sarah Brightman's Diva: The Singles Collection remains at no. 1 for the second consecutive week. Andrea Bocelli, the operatic boy band Il Divo and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir continue to have three titles each in the crossover top 25.