Jake Shimabukuro's new album tops Billboard chart

Photo courtesy Danny Clinch
Photo courtesy Danny Clinch

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Jake Shimabukuro's new album, "Peace Love Ukulele" has debuted at number one on the Billboard World Albums chart.

The ukulele virtuoso's best showing to date has also made it onto the Heatseekers chart with a Hot Shot debut in the 4th position, and onto the Independent Albums chart at number 31.

Peace Love Ukulele is released by on Hitchhike Records, has topped the first week sales records of all previous Shimabukuro releases.

The Honolulu native were recently featured on NPR'S Weekend Edition, where he said "if everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place."

Listen to the full NPR "Weekend Edition" segment at http://n.pr/Shimabukuro_WeekendEdition.

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