What a time to be alive indeed! Tom Walker fends off some stiff competition to go straight in at the top of the Official Albums Chart this week.

Tom, the winner of the British Breakthrough at this year’s BRIT Awards sees his first studio album What a Time to be Alive claim the Number 1 spot with 37,000 combined sales, 64% of his tally coming from physical format sales
Speaking to OfficialCharts.com as he received his Number 1 Award, a delighted Tom says: “To everybody who has bought, supported and just been absolutely lovely about this record, who have come to the shows and been there since day one, here we are. Thank you so, so much. Thank you for the support. This is next level!”

Watch Tom Walker’s video message in full: