Noel Gallagher to drop NFT amid competitive chart battle with Foo Fighters

The race to Number 1 on the Official Charts is as close as it’s been in a long while – and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are dropping an NFT of their latest album, in the hope it’ll move the needle.

Noel Gallagher

NFTs, remember them? There’s no shame if not. The spiel definition of a Non-Fungible Token is that they’re unique digital certificates registered in a blockchain that record ownership of artwork or a collectible. They were all the rage in 2021 and ‘22, but have taken a tumble in recent times.

From tomorrow, though, fans of Council Skies – the latest album from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – will be able to buy the record in NFT format, via the platform Serenade

Last year, Muse’s Will Of The People album became the first chart-accredited release that had a Web3 product, and eventually went on to secure the Number 1 spot.

Foo Fighters

The ex-Oasis man has a battle on his hands with Dave Grohl and co.

Noel Gallagher will be hoping to achieve the same feat as he and his outfit go head-to-head with Foo Fighters’ terrific, emotionally-weighty eleventh studio album, But Here We Are, in one of the most tightly-contested chart races in ages.

The first sales flash released earlier this week put Council Skies ahead by just four sales, with the top spot since shifting in favour of the Foos when both records surpassed 30,000 sales. 

At the latest count, which is obscured by the time lag that streaming platforms (DSPs) report their data, Dave Grohl and co. will be hoping to extend that again by marginally superior streaming figures on the likes of Spotify. 

That is, of course, unless a tidal wave of NFTs tips the balance back towards the ex-Oasis man. Stranger things have happened.

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