- 05 Aug 22
Beyoncé has landed at the top of both the albums and singles charts with new album RENAISSANCE leaving all other artists in the dust.
The Tik-Tok star recently announced his debut headline UK and Ireland tour, with shows in Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol, Birmingham, Dublin, Limerick and Cork, in addition to his previously announced Lafayette, London show on September 20th – which sold out in less than twenty four hours. The singer will also tour with X-Factor sensation Ella Henderson for her upcoming UK shows.
The Hot Press Y&E Series performer rose to fame through his Tik-Tok account where he shares upcoming songs and funny videos. The solemn video for 'All For You' was filmed in the starlet's native Cork, depicting a supposed funeral afters, heavy on emotions - emphasising the track's poignant lyrics.
Queen Bee has claimed the Official Irish Chart Double with newly released album RENAISSANCE claiming the top spot on the Official Irish Albums Chart. The Houston singers lead single from her latest drop 'BREAK MY SOUL' has managed to also secure number one spot on the Official Irish Singles Chart, knocking Kate Bush's 'Running Up That Hill' to number two.
Beyoncé's album tracks 'ALIEN SUPERSTAR' and 'CUFF IT' claim spots 17 and 18 on the singles chart, entering the mix as the two highest charted entries of the week.
Taylor Swift has appeared on the charts this week after a bit of a carbon footprint scandal. The singer's 2020 track 'August' from the album Folklore has entered the charts for the first time at number 38 as we enter the first month of Autumn. Earlier in the week, it was revealed that Taylor Swift is the celebrity who causes the most carbon dioxide emission through the use of gas-guzzling private jets, taking a remarkable 170 flights on her private aircraft.
Harry Styles' Harry's House and Olivia Rodrigo's Sour still remain strong contenders in the Official Irish Album's Chart, sitting in second and third position, respectively. Styles' remains a strong singles contender as well, with tracks 'As It Was', 'Late Night Talking', and 'Music For A Sushi Restaurant' remaining among the top 30 singles.
Previous Hot Press cover star Dermot Kennedy is another Irish player in the charts, with single 'Something To Someone' rising 33 places to number 29 on the Official Irish Singles Chart. The Malahide singer-songwriter has recently announced his sophomore album SONDER with new single 'Dreams', and his recent outdoor dates at St Anne's Park and Malahide Castle have predictably boosted his sales. He'll headline Electric Picnic in September, ahead of the new album on the 23rd.