Sun | Mar 18, 2018

First solo BRIT Awards nomination for Liam Gallhagher

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Liam Gallagher has received his first solo BRIT Awards nomination, while his older brother Noel Gallagher was snubbed.

Former Oasis lead singer Liam will compete against Ed Sheeran, Loyle Carner, Rag'n'Bone Man and Stormzy for British Male Solo Artiste at this year's awards on February 21.

He already has six wins and 17 nominations as part of Oasis, including an Outstanding Contribution to Music Award in 2007 and BRITs Album of 30 Years in 2010, but this is his first ever nomination as a solo artiste.

Liam released his debut solo album As You Were in October and it topped the charts, selling 103,000 units in its first week.


Bitter feud


Noel hit number one with his latest High Flying Birds album Who Built the Moon? in November, but he sold less units than Liam during his first week, with just 78,000.

Liam, 45, and Noel, 50, have been locked in a bitter feud ever since Oasis split in 2009, when Noel walked out on the band after an argument.

And although Liam has been desperate for a reunion, he recently claimed the reason Noel isn't keen on reforming the band is because his wife Sara McDonald - whom he married in 2011 - won't let him.

The BRIT Awards 2018 take place at London's O2 Arena on 21 February and will be broadcast live on ITV.