Could Michael Ball be about get his first number one album in 27 years?

28 March 2019, 10:05 | Updated: 28 March 2019, 10:44

Michael Ball, who received an OBE in 2016, could have his first solo No.1 in 27 years
Michael Ball, who received an OBE in 2016, could have his first solo No.1 in 27 years. Picture: Getty

By Giorgina Ramazzotti

Michael Ball's new album Coming Home to You is set to be the performer's first number one in 27 years as a solo artist.

The singer and actor's first album in five years, Coming Home To You, is edging ahead of Jack Savoretti's album Singing To Strangers by just 4,000 sales according to the Official Charts Company.

Michael's last solo number one album - the self-titled collection, Michael Ball - reached the peak position in 1992.

Listen to a track from the album below:

Known for his success in a singing duo, Michael's latest solo effort follows in the footsteps of his number one albums with Alfie Boe.

Together was released November 14 in 2016, becoming Michael's second number one album and Alfie's first, and was certified double platinum, peaking at over 600,000 copies sold.

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Alfie and Michael's album collaboration Together Again - released on October 27, 2017 - was the pair's second number one, with over 300,000 in recorded sales.

But despite Michael's latest solo offering, the singing duo's partnership is far from over. In 2018, Alfie and Michael won the Classic FM Album Of The Year at the Classic BRIT AWARDS.

Alfie Boe and Michael Ball perform at the Classic BRIT Awards 2018
Alfie Boe and Michael Ball perform at the Classic BRIT Awards 2018. Picture: Getty

Michael and Alfie are also set to star opposite each other later this year, in a staged concert production of Les Misérables.

Opening on August 10 at the Gielgud Theatre, the musical production will serve as a placeholder while the original West End production of the show is replaced by Cameron Mackintosh's new version.

Alongside his singing career, Michael has turned his hand to both TV and radio and was honoured by the Queen in 2016 with an OBE.

The star is a double Olivier Award winner and has appeared in stage productions of Aspects of Love, Woman in White, Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.