- 03 Feb 17
His Dublin gigs are sold out – and he is back with two albums in the top five. Make no mistake: in Ireland, Ed Sheeran is one of the most popular artists of all time...
Ed Sheeran has fought off all-comers to top the Irish album charts again this week. Indeed he’s gone one better. While X holds the No.1 spot, he has also re-entered the Top 5 with the equally simply titled +, whoch is now at No.4
Sandwiched by the two Sheehan monoliths are Little Mix, whose Glory Days is an No.3, and Weekend, whose Starry holds down the No.3 position.
There is very little movement otherwise in the Top 10, though Drake has climbed from No.12 to No.7 with Views.
The biggest climber is the late George Michael, whose Ladies and Gentlemen – The Best of George Michael is up from No.32 to No.11. The highest new entry comes from Chainsmokers, whose Collage zooms straight in at No.16. Also new this week is 1975’s eponymous album, which is in at No. 36, propelled by the announcement of a Malahide Castle date during the summer.
Other newcomers include Kehlani’s Sweetsexysavage (45) and Izzy Bizu’s A Moment of Madness (47). Walking On Cars are the highest placed Irish act with their hugelty successful Everything This Way celebrating a year in the charts – that’s all of 52 weeks – by sneaking up from No.8 to No.6. All told it has been a brilliant year for the Dingle outfit.