Singer/pianist Tom Odell looks set to overtake rapper Kanye West as his debut album Long Way Down shoots up the charts by Sunday.
The news that Tom Odell might reach the No.1 spot in the UK charts comes just two days after British music magazine NME gave a 0/10 as the 22 year-old's debut abum Long Way Down plummeted violently at the hands of jaded journo, Mark Beaumont who described Odell as a "virulent dose of musical syphilis." In response to his son's scathing review at the hands of NME, Odell's pilot father phoned up the music mag to complain that the debut had been reviewed unfairly, according to The Independent.
Will Tom Odell Tip Kanye From The Top Spot?
Lily Allen, who originally discovered Odell and signed him to her label, claiming he reminded her of David Bowie, rushed to his defence on Twitter with a searing tweet: "For all the people asking who the NME is, it's like this fanzine that people used to read in the 90s" after earlier describing NME as tw*ts in an earlier. The 22 year-old from Chichester made his name touring the open mic circuits but quickly rose to fame after being discovered by Allen, which led to an album advance, an EP and an appearance on Later With Jools Holland.
Performer Tom Odell Is Signed To Lily Allen's Label.
Odell, who won this year's BRITs Critics' Choice Award, has apparently sold almost as many albums as the rest of the top five combined, including Passenger's All The Little Lights, Rod Stewart's Time, Kanye West's Yeezus and Michael Bublés To Be Loved.
Tom Odell Set To Top The Charts.
Well NME may think "there's a place in hell reserved for Tom Odell" but the rest of the country seem to love him. If you're down in Glastonbury this weekend, be sure to catch Odell as he performs on the John Peel Stage - he's tipped for greatness and it won't be long before he's off the smaller stages.