- 30 Jan 15
Elsewhere, it's Top 10 entries from Meghan Trainor and our own Jape.
It's been a battle of the singer-songwriters at the business end of the Irish Albums Chart so far in 2015, and this week Ed Sheeran is victorious.
Doubtlessly buoyed by his live VH1 Storytellers show in Whelan's last weekend, Ed's second album X is No. 1. It pushes Hozier's eponymous debut down to second place.
Tayor Swift's 1989 rises a spot to No. 3.
The highest new entry comes from Meghan Trainor. Her 'All About That Bass' single was wildly successful last year and now its parent album, her long-playing debut Title, is at No. 4.
Sam Smith, George Ezra and Hudson Taylor all follow, while Jape's fifth album, the quite brilliant This Chemical Sea, enters at No. 8.
Uptown Special by Mark Ronson (who has just had an in-depth chat with Hot Press, to be published shortly) and Fall Out Boy's American Beauty/American Psycho round off the Top 10.