Britain’s newest male solo star Conor Maynard has kicked up a storm across the UK this week.
His debut single ‘Can’t Say No’ smashed straight into the chart at no. 2 with huge first-week sales, and is currently sitting pretty at no.4 having sold nearly 120,000 copies already, while his sold-out UK headline tour has seen pandemonium in cities across Britain including Bristol, Birmingham, Brighton, Newcastle and Sheffield.
Last Tuesday he played at London’s Dingwalls, a show which the Evening Standard claimed saw him 'primed for pop stardom', The Times promised 'it was obvious that arenas beckon' and The Guardian talked of him as 'the hope of a nation that has yet to produce a 21st century male pop star able to win over little girls and their older brothers alike.'
With well-known faces such as Lily Allen and her celebrity mates in the audience prompting a flurry of showbiz stories, the likes of Kylie, Pixie Lott, Taio Cruz and JLS all sending him messages on Twitter and both The Independent and Daily Star running major profiles on him in the past seven days, Conor Maynard has arrived in style.
And there’s no slowing down as his ever-growing army of Mayniacs look set to keep him riding high in the charts. In fact, he’s adding thousands of Facebook fans by the day, bringing him to more than 340,000 ‘Mayniacs’ as of today.