William John Paul "Liam" Gallagher (born 21 September 1972) is an English singer and songwriter. He rose to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Oasis, and later served as the singer of Beady Eye, before performing as a solo artist after the dissolution of both bands.His dress sense–with a penchant for Parka jackets–and abrasive manner have been the subject of commentary in the press; through these and his distinctive singing style he remains one of the most recognisable figures in British music.
His debut solo album As You Were, which was released 6 October 2017, proved to be a critical and commercial success, topping the UK Albums Chart and being certified Platinum. With over 103,000 units sold in its first week it was the ninth fastest-selling debut of the decade in the UK..In the United States, it opened at number 30 on the Billboard 200 with 15,000 album-equivalent units, including 14,000 traditional sales.. This marked a successful comeback for Gallagher, as both Beady Eye albums had failed to reach number one in the UK, and their second album had failed to chart at all in the US.In 2018, the album was certified Platinum with sales of over 300,000 units in the UK.. His second solo album, Why Me? Why Not., topped the UK charts on 27 September 2019.
His tenth chart topper (including eight with Oasis), it is the fastest selling vinyl of 2019..The album's lead single "Shockwave" became one of Gallagher's biggest solo hits, the best selling vinyl single of 2019 in the UK and his first solo single to top a chart in general, reaching number one in Scotland. The album received generally positive reviews from critics and debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, achieving Silver certification in its first week..