Saturday 21 April 2018

Hometown debut single hits number 1, knocking Ed Sheeran off the top spot

Ryan McLoughlin posted this pic to Instagram following news Hometown hit number 1 in the Irish charts
Ryan McLoughlin posted this pic to Instagram following news Hometown hit number 1 in the Irish charts
Ryan McLoughlin posted this pic to Instagram after the news Hometown hit Number 1 in the Irish charts
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Louis Walsh's new band Hometown have been working hard to promote their debut single, 'Where I Belong' and it looks like the hard work has paid off as the single has entered the Irish charts at Number 1.

The lads have knocked Ed Sheeran into second position with his single, Thinking Out Loud, and Ariana Grande holds third with 'All About That Bass'.  Band Aid 30 are number 4 and One Direction are in fifth position with their new single Steal My Girl.

And the Hometown sextet - Dean (20) from Tallaght, Dayl (20) from Tipperary, Josh (17) from Wicklow, Ryan (20) from Kildare, Ryan (17) from Galway, and Cian (19) from Mayo - are understandably overjoyed with the news.

Ryan McLoughlin posted the above pic to Instagram with this message, "Can't contain ourselves! We're number 1!"

Liam McKenna, the band's equally thrilled tour manager followed up with a tweet: "'Where I Belong’ is fastest selling single from a debut artist and the fastest selling single from an Irish artist in 2014"

The lads popped in to the studio at Independent.ie last month to perform the single.  WATCH: Hometown pop in to Independent.ie studio to perform new single 'Where I Belong'

They'll also be performing in Aladdin at The Olympia Theatre from December 17 alongside Simon Delaney as The Genie, Linda Martin as Get Lucky, Fair City's Ryan Andrews and Al Porter playing Nurse Polly.

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