First week UK sales of 106k - not bad at all.
Including his career with Oasis, As You Were is Liam’s ninth Number 1 in total, joining other artists with nine Number 1s records such as ABBA, Queen, Gary Barlow (Take That and solo) and George Michael (Wham! and solo). Speaking of Oasis, their greatest hits Time Flies vaults 17 slots to Number 15 this week.
The performance of Liam’s debut solo record this week nearly doubles the opening week total of Oasis’ own debut, Definitely Maybe, which tallied 56,000 back in its release week in 1994. As You Were is officially the ninth-fastest selling debut of the decade.
The album also posts impressive sales on vinyl, with 16,000 copies sold, giving Liam the biggest one-week vinyl sale in over 20 years, topping the Official Vinyl Albums Chart and Official Record Store Chart in the process.
With a bit more time passed, I’d say there are 2 particularly weak tracks on the album (including the opener and lead single Wall of Glass), but the rest are still solid.