Liam Gallagher and John Squire claim first chart-topping collaborative album

"Thanks to everybody that went out and bought this, it means a lot!"
Liam Gallagher and John Squire

Mancunian rock royalty Liam Gallagher and John Squire storm straight to Number 1 with their first collaborative LP, outselling their closest competition 3:1 to reach the summit. 

Former Oasis singer Gallagher and The Stone Roses guitarist Squire’s eponymous debut Liam Gallagher & John Squire earned 39,400 chart units in total – 94% of which are across physical and download sales. 

Liam Gallagher & John Squire also tops the Official Vinyl Albums Chart, shifting the most copies on wax over the past seven days, with 45% of its total made up of vinyl sales. The most-purchased album of the week in the UK’s independent record shops, the album tops the Official Record Store Chart, too. 

Liam now boasts a total of 14 Official Number 1 albums, across a career spanning three decades.

WATCH Liam Gallagher and John Squire accept their Official Number 1 Album Award:

MORE: See where every Liam Gallagher song and album has charted in the UK here

As a member of Oasis, Liam achieved eight chart-toppers: Definitely Maybe (1994), (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? (1995), Be Here Now (1997), Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants (2000), Heathen Chemistry (2002), Don’t Believe The Truth (2005), Dig Out Your Soul (2008) and hits compilation Time Flies… 1994-2009 (2010). 

Under his own moniker, Liam boasts a further five Number 1 albums: As You Were (2017), Why Me? Why Not. (2019), live recording MTV Unplugged (2020), C’MON YOU KNOW (1) and Knebworth 22 (Live) (1). 

With former band Beady Eye, active 2009-2014 and comprising Liam, Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock, he earnt two Top 5 LPs: 2011’s Different Gear, Still Speeding (3) and 2013 release BE (2). 

Liam Gallagher & John Squire serves as Squire’s first-ever UK Number 1 album; having previously earnt solo placings with 2002’s Time Changes Everything (17) and 2004 record Marshall’s House (90). As a member of Manchester rock outfit The Stone Roses, Squire has seen four Top 10 and eight Top 40 LPs.  

Squire’s previous UK chart best came courtesy of Do It Yourself, the sole album from his 1996-1999 project The Seahorses. The record peaked at Number 2 on its release in 1997, going on to spend 49 weeks on chart.

Speaking exclusively to Official Charts, Liam Gallager and John Squire say: "Thanks to everybody that went out and bought this, it means a lot!"

Liam Gallagher John Squire

Bruce Dickinson, best known as lead singer of Iron Maiden, secures a solo best with his seventh solo record The Mandrake Project (3). His first full-length collection in 19 years, the LP becomes Dickinson’s first Top 10 release as a soloist. With Iron Maiden, Dickinson has achieved five chart-topping albums in the UK to date. 

It’s a second Top 5 collection for Leeds rockers Yard Act this week, as their second studio LP Where’s My Utopia? debuts at Number 4. The group first saw Official Albums Chart success with 2022 record The Overload, which peaked at Number 2. 

Yard Act were this week’s guests on The Record Club with Bowers & Wilkins; watch and listen back on Spotify here. 

Following her record-breaking success at last weekend’s BRIT Awards, which saw her take home six trophies, RAYE’s My 21st Century Blues makes a phenomenal return to the Top 5 this week; vaulting 98 places (5). The album originally peaked at Number 2 upon its release in 2023. Read more on RAYE’s post-BRITs uplift on the Official Chart here

Kaiser ChiefsKaiser Chiefs’ Easy Eighth Album becomes the band’s eighth Top 10 release to date (6), following the success of 2005 debut Employment (2), 2007’s Yours Truly, Angry Mob (1), 2008 record Off With Their Heads (3), 2011’s The Future Is Medieval (10), 2014’s Education, Education, Education & War (1), 2016 album Stay Together (4) and 2019’s Duck (3). 

Everything Everything are the third act representing Manchester in this week’s Top 10, with seventh studio album Mountainhead making its debut (9). Meanwhile, British rapper and songwriter Skrapz, born Christopher Kyei, earns a career-best with his fourth studio collection Reflection (10); his first Top 10 album. 

And, finally, Djesse Vol. 4 secures English singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier his first Top 40 album (26).

See the full Official Albums Chart Top 100 here from 5.45pm.

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for a second week in a row… dear god we’re doomed. i’m not familiar with the stone roses but i’m sure the guy is cool but im sorry, i really hate oasis. wonderwall is literally the indie-rock version of dance monkey.

all together now - aye sed mAaAybEeEeEeEeEeE…




dude, you just have bad taste. Deal with it