- 22 Nov 22
2019 saw Dermot Kennedy’s debut album top the UK charts. He looks on track for a repeat with second album Sonder.
Dermot Kennedy’s second album Sonder looks poised to land the Terenure native his second UK No.1 album this week. The album has already overtaken Taylor Swift’s Midnights by 12,000 sales so far.
Kennedy’s Without Fear debuted at No.1 in 2019, making him the first Irish solo artist to do so since Ronan Keating’s self-titled debut in July 2000.
Sonder is also climbing the Irish Albums Charts steadily, and will also complete against Midnights and Drake's new album with 21 Savage, Her Loss.
Amongst Kennedy's new album, Queen's The Miracle looks set to place in the Top 40, having been re-released as an eight-disc collection, which includes six unreleased tracks; four of which feature legendary Freddie Mercury on lead vocals.
Others vying for a spot include Michael Jackson's 40th anniversary re-release of the iconic Thriller, and Iron Maiden's The Number of the Beast, which is also celebrating its 40th year since its original release.
In a festive change of pace, Mariah Carey's All I want for Christmas is You re-entered the charts earlier than ever on Friday, and taking the (sleigh) reins, Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra with their new LP, Silver Bells look ready to jingle all the way to a Number 4 spot. This would make it the conductor's 13th UK Top 10 album.
Bublé's Christmas, and Minogue's self-titled, Kylie Christmas, both stand stead-fast to earn a place among the 40.
Listen to Sonder below: