Bradley Walsh. Bradley Walsh the guy who presents The Chase. Bradley Walsh the guy who laughs at names that sound a little bit like a penis on ITV everyday and gets paid to do it. Bradley Walsh the guy who can’t even get into the Soccer Aid team so they have to make up a position for him as ‘assistant manager’ because they can’t bare to watch his middle-aged lip wobble when he’s told he can’t take part. Bradley Walsh the guy who was once on Coronation Street. Bradley Walsh the guy your gran loves. Bradley Walsh the guy who is famous purely for once asking a question on a daytime quiz show about Darren Bent and a beachball. Bradley Walsh the number 1 selling British Debut artist of 2016. Bradley Walsh the superstar. Bradley Walsh the man responsible for the continued downward spiral of the British music industry. Bradley fucking Walsh.
That’s right. Bradley Walsh is the top selling British debut album artist of 2016. Not Zayn Malik who sold 65,208 copies of his debut album, not Brits’s critics choice of 2016 Jack Garratt who sold 62,954 copies of his debut album and not Blossoms who sold 74,155 copies of their debut album. 56-year-old Bradley Walsh with his album titled ‘Chasing Dreams’ sold 111,650 copies making it the top selling British debut album of 2016. (Stats taken from Music Business Worldwide using Official Charts Company data).
Your fucking Gran and her mates have done it again. They’ve yet again ruined the progressive and optimistic outlook we had on life. Your Gran and her mates took us out of Europe. Your Gran and her mates voted for a majority Tory government in 2015. Your Gran and her mates have purchased 111,650 copies of Bradley Walsh’s CD from Waitrose. Your Gran and her mates have made Bradley Walsh the top selling debut artist of 2016. Your fucking Gran and her fucking mates are back at it again.
Perhaps it is our fault. Perhaps it’s because your Gran and her mates don’t know how to illegally download music so every single copy they purchased counted. Perhaps it’s because they saw the ‘3 for £10’ deal and had to get three copies instead of one because your gran and her mates fucking love a good deal. But perhaps it is also a needed wake up call that a 56-year-old bloke can outsell the likes of Jack Garratt, Blossoms and Skepta. Perhaps the music industry is internally, externally and inevitably doomed.
Anyway, you can listen to the top selling British debut album of 2016 below. It’s not even that bad to be fair to Brad.