INTL: Louis Tomlinson scores Number One with ‘Faith In The Future’
Louis Tomlinson performing 'Silver Tongues' on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon below
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Louis Tomlinson’s Faith In The Future, his first album with BMG, has soared to Number One in the UK, his best solo chart performance yet.
In the UK, the album, Tomlinson’s second solo release, sold more than twice as much as its predeccor Walls. Additionally, internationally, the album debuts at number two in Germany, Australia, and the Netherlands; number three in Italy and Sweden; and number six in Finland. In France, the album entered at number nine on the combined Albums Chart and number two on the Vinyl Albums Chart.
Jamie Nelson, BMG Vice President A&R UK, said: “We are all so delighted with the extraordinary results coming through for us around the world for Louis on Faith In The Future. His vision for his music has been front and centre, and we have been very focused on backing that vision. This has been a BMG team effort and when I spoke with Louis this morning, he was keen to highlight the difference he is feeling on this release, and his respect for the passion and care the BMG teams have put into this campaign.”
Lisa Wilkinson, Director Marketing UK at BMG, said: “The entire UK team are absolutely thrilled with the result on Faith In The Future. We spent the last year really getting to understand Louis, his brand and most importantly his fans so we could deliver the most successful campaign he’s ever had. Suffice to say we’ve exceeded all expectations and I’m so proud of the team and how we’ve collaborated together not just domestically but with our global colleagues.”
Faith In The Future has been a passion project for the singer who reveled in taking his time to get his sophomore album just right. The album is a collection of songs designed for the live environment. The first single to be released was the crowd-pleasing ‘Bigger Than Me’, quickly followed up with ‘Out Of My System’, and the third and final single ahead of the album release, ‘Silver Tongues’. Speaking on the release of the latest pop-punk single, Tomlinson said it is “the song I’m most proud of on the record.”
Tomlinson is set to embark on a huge UK and European Arena tour in 2023.
In 2020, Tomlinson released his million-selling smash debut solo album Walls which hit the Top Three in the UK and Top 10 in the USA. A lyrically personal album that proved he had found his feet as a solo artist, the album produced a clutch of acclaimed singles including the emotive first release ‘Two of Us’, the raucous ‘Kill My Mind’, and the reflective ‘We Made It’.
November 11, 2022 9:00am ET by Pressparty