Liam Gallagher’s ‘As You Were’ storms to the top of the charts

The former Oasis star shifted over 55,000 copies of his debut solo record ‘As You Were’ in just one day. 

 

His nearest competitor is The Darkness, who are currently sitting in second place with 4,000 sales.

Liam’s numbers include a huge 40,000 from people who pre-ordered the critically acclaimed record.

It will be the rocker’s first studio album chart-topper since Oasis’ seventh and final record, Dig Out Your Soul, hit the top spot back in 2008.

His two offerings with post-Oasis break-up band, Beady Eye, reached No.2 and No.3.

My music insider said: “Liam’s first solo album has already been a huge hit with critics and now it’s proving a hit with fans too.”

Last month I exclusively revealed how Liam said he would retire if his solo album didn’t sell well.

But there’s no need for him to hang up his mac and mic just yet!

Much to the relief of his fans and to the annoyance of his older brother Noel.

Insiders also predict that Liam could go on to sell over 100,000 copies by Friday’s chart countdown.

Although the number is huge in today’s music industry, the total is still well down the all-time chart for first week sales.

Adele holds the record with 803,000 for 25, followed by Oasis Be Here Now 695,761 and Ed Sheeran’s ÷ with 672,000.

Now it’s over to Noel to see what he can do with his band High Flying Birds, who release their third album next month.