- 05 Apr 19
In a smashing success for Eilish, an additional three tracks from the album made the Singles Top 10 chart.
Billie Eilish’s When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? debuted at Number 1 on the Official Irish Albums Chart this week. Thus far, this is the second biggest opening week of the year, behind Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next back in February. Eilish’s debut album finished 2,400 sales ahead of her closest competition, last week’s Number 1 Mdrn Lv by Picture This. Her previous release, 2017's EP Don’t Smile At Me, peaked at Number 4 in February and returned to Number 10 this week.
Celebrating the news, Billie told OfficialCharts.com/Ireland: "I appreciate you making When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? the #1 album in Ireland so much. We worked really hard on this album. Thank you for the love!!"
At only 17 years old, Billie Eilish has found widespread popularity with her spooky twist on pop music. Supported by a passionate young fanbase, Eilish's meteoric rise has hit it's highest point yet with the release of When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?. Writing for Hot Press, Ed Power said of the album "This is shoot-to-chill pop with the safety catch off – a tour de force back lit with a blue streak of ferocity. At its best, it’s astonishing." Read his full review here.
Billie Eilish’s most popular album track ‘Bad Guy’ is making waves as this week’s highest new entry, landing at Number 2 following the album’s release. ‘Bury A Friend’ climbs five to Number 5, and ‘Wish You Were Gay’ leaps 15 spots to Number 6, a new peak for the song.
Lewis Capaldi also had a great week on the Irish Charts. He remains at Number 1 for a sixth consecutive week with ‘Someone You Loved’ and also posts three singles in the Top 50 this week with ‘Grace’ hopping seven places to Number 9, and ‘Tough’ which enters the Top 50 for the first time after zooming 36 places to Number 39.
Elsewhere in the Top 10, Westlife’s ‘Better Man’, their second single since announcing their comeback last October, debuted at Number 8- their 27th career Top 10 hit. Lil Nas X surges 21 spaces to 15 with his viral country-rap hit ‘Old Town Road’. From Picture This, track ‘Modern Love’ hit a new peak, with a placement at 23.