William John Paul Gallagher (born 21 September 1972) is an English singer and songwriter. He was the lead singer of the rock band Oasis from 1991 to 2009 and the rock band Beady Eye from 2009 to 2014 before releasing his debut solo album in October 2017.Gallagher's debut solo album, As You Were, proved to be a critical and commercial success. It topped the UK Albums Chart and was the ninth fastest-selling debut album of the 2010s in the UK, with over 103,000 units sold in its first week. In 2018, the album was certified Platinum with over 300,000 units sold in the UK. His second album, Why Me? Why Not, received mostly positive reviews and topped the UK charts upon its release in September 2019. This made it his tenth chart-topping album including eight with Oasis, and it also became the fastest-selling vinyl of 2019.One of the most recognisable figures in British music, Gallagher is noted for his outspoken and abrasive manner and distinctive singing style. His attitude during Oasis' commercially peak years in the 1990s garnered attention from the British tabloid press, which often ran stories concerning his alleged drug use and behaviour. In March 2010, Gallagher was voted the greatest frontman of all time in a reader poll by Q magazine. In 2019, he received the MTV Europe Music Award for "Rock Icon" award.