The Official Charts Company reports that Gallagher has topped this week’s UK Albums Chart with combined sales of 103,000, 91% of which coming through physical purchases and digital downloads. ‘As You Were’ was also the most streamed album of the week.
It makes Liam’s solo debut the third fastest-selling of 2017 behind Ed Sheeran’s ‘÷’ and Rag’n’Bone Man’s ‘Human’.
Reacting to the news online, Liam took to Twitter to congratulate fans, as well as himself, for “making it happen”.
“It’s official,” he said. “Rock n Roll is No1”. See his tweet in full below.
It's official Rock n Roll is No1 congratulations to you to me congratulations to all of us for making it happen as you were LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) October 13, 2017
Watch Gallagher react to the news in the video beneath:
Upon first hearing Gallagher’s new album, Liam fans hailed his solo record as a “modern day classic”.
Meanwhile, Liam Gallagher has revealed that he’s not a fan of Queen.
Speaking in a new interview conducted by Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, Liam explained: “I get Freddie Mercury has a great voice and all that, and obviously they’ve got some great songs. But I do find them a bit Queen-y.”
He added: “Listen, they’re a top band and obviously they’ve got great songs, but I dunno, man. Brian May’s guitar sound sounds like he’s got it clogged in his ass.”