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Matt Healy shunned celebrations after 1975 chart success

The 1975 frontman Matt Healy slept under a towel on the night the rockers scored their first U.S. number one.

The group members were preparing for three gigs in London when they found out their second album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, had topped the Billboard 200 chart last weekend (06Mar16).


The news emerged two days after The 1975 hit the summit of the U.K. chart, meaning the stars had become one of only 15 artists in history to top the British and American charts simultaneously, joining iconic names like The Beatles and the Rolling Stones.


However, despite Matt's hard living reputation, upon hearing the news, he decided against celebrating with a night out and instead opted to go home and play video games with his 15-year-old brother.


"I didn't really (celebrate), in a party sense," he tells Britain's NME magazine. "We were very focused on the London shows and it's a really long set. I've been spending a lot of time with my brother as well, who I haven't seen for a while. He's 15.


"I actually ended up just going back to my house and playing FIFA (soccer game) with him until 2am. And then I slept under a towel 'cause I didn't have another duvet. The night my album went to number one I slept under a towel."


However, the significance of the band's big feat isn't lost on Matt.


"Number One album in America is a statistic that you hold up to superstars," he says. "It's a weird thing when you think about it."


With their London tour dates now finished, The 1975 will now head to Manchester, England, where they will play the city's O2 Apollo venue on Saturday (12Mar16).