Louis Tomlinson shocked by UK number one album Faith In The Future

Louis Tomlinson celebrates his first solo Number 1 album with ‘Faith In The Future’

Louis Tomlinson could not believe today that he has topped the UK album charts.

The 30-year-old singer’s second solo album ‘Faith In The Future’ took the number one spot after a close battle with Bruce Springsteen and Louis admitted it was “not necessarily something I saw coming”.

Louis said: “My album is number one on the UK album Charts – I can’t quite believe I’m saying that. I just want to say a massive, massive thank you for all the incredible support the fans have shown me in the last week and my whole career.

“This is an absolute honour and not necessarily something I saw coming. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

He added on Twitter: “NUMBER 1 IN THE UK! F****** love you all!!!

“The support over this release week has been on a different level. Thank you so much to everyone involved!

Here at MarkMeets we’ve been pushing fans to support Louis and request plays on local and national radio.

“Don’t even know what to say. Just mind blown. THANK YOU!”

‘Faith In The Future’ is Louis’ follow-up to his debut solo album ‘Walls’, which was released in 2020.

He is now the fourth member of One Direction to top the UK album charts with a solo offering.

Faith In The Future becomes Louis’ first chart-topper as a solo artist, and fifth including his work as a member of One Direction. The phenomenally successful group reached achieved Number 1 albums with Take Me Home (2012), Midnight Memories (2013), Four (2014) and Made In The A.M. (2015). Faith In The Future also tops the Official Vinyl Albums Chart, proving the most-purchased record on wax this week, and is the week’s biggest album in independent record shops.

Zayn Malik went to number one with his 2016 debut ‘Mind Of Mine’, Harry Styles has had two number ones with self-titled 2017 record and 2022’s ‘Harry’s House’, while Niall Horan reached number one with his 2020 album ‘Heartbreak Weather’.

Bruce Springsteen enjoys a Number 2 debut with Only The Strong Survive today. The Boss’s 21st studio album – and his second collection of covers – provides him with his 23rd UK Top 10 LP across his 47-year career.

Getting us into the festive spirit early this week are Andrea, Matteo and Virginia Bocelli, whose Family Christmas vaults 42 places into the Top 5 for the first time (5). The record becomes Andrea’s 13th Top 10 album to date.

Aled Jones and Russell Watson claim their third collaborative Top 20 album with their festive release Christmas With Aled & Russell (14). The pair previously saw success with 2018’s In Harmony (8) and 2019 follow-up Back In Harmony (7).

Elsewhere, Wizkid bags his second UK Top 20 LP with More Love Less Ego (16). The Nigerian superstar, born Ayodeji Ibra’him Balogun Jr., enjoyed similar success with 2020 release Made In Lagos (15).

Little Mix’s 2021 hits collection Between Us now boasts over a year – 53 weeks and counting – on the Official Albums Chart Top 40 (28), while George Ezra’s former Number 1 record Gold Rush Kid rebounds 6 spots thanks to the release of its Special Christmas Edition (32).

And finally, as Taylor Swift sees unprecedented demand for tickets to her 2023 The Eras Tour, her 2019 LP Lover returns to the Top 40 (39).

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