Niall Horan attended the Country Music Association Awards Wednesday night (Nov. 8) to accompany Maren Morris on stage for their collaboration "Seeing Blind," but before the performance, Billboard had to congratulate him for his latest major achievement: debuting at NO. 1 on the Billboard 200 with Flicker.
"Thank you very much," the 24-year-old Irishman said on the red carpet. "That's all you want to hear. When you write somethin', you wanna hear No. 1 on the Billboard top 200, and that's the news I got."
Horan divulged that when he first heard that his debut solo album, Flicker (Oct. 20), had reached No. 1, he was in Philadelphia for his Flicker Sessions Tour, and about 45 minutes from going on stage.