Niall Horan's ascension to super-stardom was confirmed this weekend as his debut album, Flicker, raced straight to the top of the US charts, and secured itself a place at No.1.

Taking to Twitter to pay tribute to everyone involved in his success, a clearly overwhelmed Niall sounded incredulous over his career trajectory.

In a heartfelt post, he wrote: "My mind is completely blown. An album that I wrote has gone to #1 in the United States and I cannot thank you guys enough for supporting it."

"It’s been a crazy couple of years for me between writing, recording and promoting this record,” the Mullingar-native continued. “Today it really feels like all the hard work has paid off."

The singer went on to thank his label, his management and his band for their guidance and support before turning his attention to his loyal fanbase.

"You are incredible!" he told them. "The love I get on a daily basis is amazing. Thank you and thank you again!"

Prior to securing the No. 1 spot, Niall tweeted his enthusiasm over his debut album's release, telling fans: "It's something I've worked really hard on and I'm incredibly proud of it."

Elaborating on the personal nature of the record, he added;" This is the first time I've put my thoughts and emotions on paper and then onto record and it feels really good."

As if we couldn't love that lad enough.