Days after fearing that coronavirus would nix his chances of having his sophomore effort to debut on top, the One Direction member calls the accomplishment ‘incredible.’
- Mar 21, 2020
AceShowbiz – Niall Horan‘s second release, “Heartbreak Weather”, has topped the U.K. albums chart, landing him his first British number one as a solo artist.
The Irish singer was forced to celebrate his success at home as Brits self-isolate due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s huge for me,” he said. “I spent 14 months on this album and to have it received like this is just incredible for me.”
Niall, who failed to reach the top of the U.K. charts with his 2017 debut “Flicker”, feared the COVID-19 lockdown would nix his chances of debuting at number one, telling fans on Instagram Live earlier this week: “I have really enjoyed doing the Instagram lives this week. I would obviously have preferred to have been on the relevant tv shows, in the radio stations etc, but being live from the comfort of my own living room has been really fun.”
“It’s been a great way to chat with the fans in their 10s of thousands and see their reactions to the album.”
The One Direction star’s tourmate, Lewis Capaldi, stays put at two with “Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent”, and British country duo The Shires are at three with “Good Days”.
British indie rockers Circa Waves enter the chart at four with “Sad Happy”, and Lil Uzi Vert‘s album “Eternal Atake” completes the top five.
There’s also a new number one on the singles chart, as Saint Jhn‘s “Roses” climbs a place to the top, pushing The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights” down to two.
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