A Scottish former postman’s viral sea shanty is the second biggest-selling song of the year, according to newly released figures.
Nathan Evans’ hit Wellerman, which topped the charts in March, has clocked up 713,000 chart sales in 2021.
The 26-year-old, from Airdrie, quit his job delivering the mail earlier this year after helping to kickstart a viral craze of sea-shantying on TikTok and signing a record deal with Polydor Records.
Meanwhile, Olivia Rodrigo claimed both the highest-selling song and album of the year so far, according to the Official Charts Company.
The 18-year-old American singer’s debut single, Drivers License, has notched up more than one million chart sales since its release in January.
Rodrigo, also known for playing Nini Salazar-Roberts on the Disney+ series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, has become one of 2021’s break-out stars.
Her two other singles released this year also feature in the top 40 song chart – Good 4 U at 10 and Deja Vu at 32.
Dutch DJ Tiesto claims the third biggest song with The Business, which peaked at number three in March and has secured 640,000 chart sales.