- 25 Oct 19
For the third week in a row, Dermot Kennedy dominates the charts with his debut album, Without Fear outselling his closest two competitors combined.
Dermot Kennedy is Number 1 on the Official Irish Albums Chart for a third straight week following the release of his debut album, Without Fear. The Rathcoole singer-songwriter’s debut again outsold his two nearest competitors combined to claim a third week at the summit. The album dominated all three metrics – physical sales, digital downloads and streaming equivalent units.
James Arthur scoops the highest new entry of the week with You at No. 6, his third Top 10 album, while Foals make their fifth Top 20 appearance with Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2 at No. 11.
Elsewhere, on the singles charts, Regard dethrones Tones & I from No. 1 on this week’s Official Irish Singles Chart.
After eight weeks ruling the roost, the Australian’s breakthrough single 'Dance Monkey' drops to No. 2, making way for Kosovan DJ Regard to claim his first chart-topper anywhere in the world. Ireland is the first territory worldwide that 'Ride It', boosted in popularity on the app TikTok, has reached No. 1, though it's gaining ground at No. 2 in the UK and No. 6 in Australia.
"I'm so happy and grateful to be No. 1 in Ireland," Regard told Official Irish Charts. "The track has really gone so far, and I'm amazed by the support received."
Elsewhere in this week’s Top 5, Picture This claim this week’s highest new entry with 'One Night', and a personal best. Debuting at No. 4, 'One Night' is now the Irish band’s highest charting song to date on home turf, bettering 'This Morning' that peaked at No. 6, and 'Everything or Nothing' that topped out at No. 7.
Also in the Top 10, Ed Sheeran’s 'South of the Border' featuring Camila Cabello & Cardi B climbs to a new high of No. 6, while American singer/producer Blackbear continues to scale the Top 50 with 'Hot Girl Bummer' at 10, up four, ahead of Meduza, Becky Hill and Goodboys’ 'Lose Control', which rockets 18 places to No. 13.