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  • Vera Lynn is expected to beat rapper Drake to third place in the album charts
  • Forces Sweetheart has released her new album, Vera Lynn 100
  • Drake's new offering More Life is expected to hit fourth place in the charts

By Harvey Day For Mailonline

Published: 14:10 EDT, 20 March 2017 | Updated: 14:15 EDT, 20 March 2017

Dame Vera Lynn is expected to beat rapper Drake to third place in the album charts.

The Forces Sweetheart, who was serenaded by pupils at her former primary school as she marked her centenary, has released her new album, Vera Lynn 100.

And it is predicted to beat Drake, whose new offering More Life is expected to hit fourth place in the charts, according to data from the Official Charts Company.

Dame Vera Lynn (pictured) is expected to beat rapper Drake to third place in the album charts Dame Vera Lynn (pictured) is expected to beat rapper Drake to third place in the album charts

Dame Vera Lynn (pictured) is expected to beat rapper Drake to third place in the album charts

Drake's new project is officially described as a 'playlist' rather than an album and also features Skepta, Kanye West, Sampha and others.

The chart spot will mean Dame Vera, who has turned 100, will beat her own record as the oldest living artist to reach the top 20.

Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran is expected to retain his place at the top of the album and singles charts.

Sheeran's record Divide, which became the fastest-selling album by a male artist in the UK, is set to stay at the top of the album chart, followed by Depeche Mode's Spirit at number two.

It is predicted to beat Drake (pictured), whose new offering More Life is expected to hit fourth place in the charts, according to data from the Official Charts Company It is predicted to beat Drake (pictured), whose new offering More Life is expected to hit fourth place in the charts, according to data from the Official Charts Company

It is predicted to beat Drake (pictured), whose new offering More Life is expected to hit fourth place in the charts, according to data from the Official Charts Company

Sheeran's track, Shape Of You, is Number One in the singles chart, while Galway Girl and Castle On The Hill means he also retains second and third place.

The Official Charts Company said that the star's new album had now shifted over one million in sales across physical, digital and streaming equivalent. 

The Forces Sweetheart, who was serenaded by pupils at her former primary school as she marked her centenary, has released her new album, Vera Lynn 100 The Forces Sweetheart, who was serenaded by pupils at her former primary school as she marked her centenary, has released her new album, Vera Lynn 100

The Forces Sweetheart, who was serenaded by pupils at her former primary school as she marked her centenary, has released her new album, Vera Lynn 100

PRIMARY SCHOOLS STUDENTS SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DAME VERA 

Pupils from Dame Vera Lynn's former east London school, Brampton Primary, stand behind a birthday cake as they sing to her via Skype Pupils from Dame Vera Lynn's former east London school, Brampton Primary, stand behind a birthday cake as they sing to her via Skype

Pupils from Dame Vera Lynn's former east London school, Brampton Primary, stand behind a birthday cake as they sing to her via Skype

Dame Vera Lynn took a trip down memory lane on her 100th birthday as pupils from her old primary school sang Happy Birthday and serenaded her with her most beloved songs.

A specially arranged choir of 20 Year Five students at Brampton Primary School in Newham, east London, performed four songs on Skype for the Forces' Sweetheart including her much loved wartime hits We'll Meet Again and The White Cliffs of Dover, backed by an acoustic guitar.

Wearing a seasonal floral cardigan and speaking via Skype from her home in Ditchling, East Sussex, she thanked the starstruck students and recalled her 'very good memories' at the school.

The centenarian, who was born in East Ham in east London and who would have attended the school in the mid to late 1920s, told the students: 'I have very happy memories of my days at Brampton Park school and I do hope that you're happy there now.

'Thank you once again for your wishes and I wish you all the best. Bye-bye for now and stay healthy and enjoy yourselves.'

She also praised the students for a 'very well sung' medley and was virtually presented with a vanilla sponge cake shaped into the number 100. 

Dame Vera Lynn took a trip down memory lane on her 100th birthday as pupils from her old primary school sang Happy Birthday and serenaded her Dame Vera Lynn took a trip down memory lane on her 100th birthday as pupils from her old primary school sang Happy Birthday and serenaded her

Dame Vera Lynn took a trip down memory lane on her 100th birthday as pupils from her old primary school sang Happy Birthday and serenaded her


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