AFTER his sold out show at Dolans last weekend, singer-songwriter Cian Ducrot is celebrating a Number One record in the Irish Album Chart today. The album has the biggest chart entry this year for a debut album and has been certified platinum.
Cian thanked his many supporters today.
“We are #1! My debut album ‘Victory’ is #1. Thank you so much. It’s my first ever #1 at home in Ireland – unbelievable! Thank you so much for the support. I’m so so so grateful.”
The Cork born artist has enjoyed a succession of landmark moments leading up to his debut album release, including a Choice Music Prize for Irish Breakthrough Artist of the Year for 2022. Other highlights have included two Top 20 UK singles with ‘All For You’ and ‘I’ll Be Waiting’; huge shows as guest to Ed Sheeran and Dermot Kennedy, surpassing over half a billion streams across tracks; and a stream of engaging fan interactions – from one-to-one duets to attention-grabbing flash mobs – which have resulted in a huge following across social media.
Yet for all his instantly engaging charisma, Cian’s catalogue of classic melodies and highly relatable lyrics come from personal experiences and often immensely challenging emotions. As we’ve heard from his previous singles, Cian holds nothing back in his songwriting, whether he’s lamenting the loss of a late friend (‘Part of Me’), celebrating the relationship with his brother which has flourished in spite of a tough upbringing (‘Heaven’), or accepting that ghosts of past romances still linger when you’re with someone new (‘Everyone Who Falls In Love’).
Cian Ducrot plays Live at the Big Top, Limerick Milk Market on December 11.