- 20 Aug 10
The rapper's Recovery album is at the top of the Irish chart this week, with new entries from Iron Maiden, David Gray and The Saturdays
Detroit rapper Eminem has climbed to the top of the Irish album chart this week with his latest offering Recovery. The album details how Marshall Mathers III has cleaned up his act, with tracks like recent release 'Not Afraid' reflecting on rehab and his new found sobriety.
This positive attitude must be working for the star, as he's managed to push Arcade Fire off the top spot. The Canadians (who will play two nights at Dublin's O2 this coming December) drop to No. 2 with new album The Suburbs.
Dublin's favourite twins also drop a spot this week. Jedward's debut Planet Jedward currently rests at No. 4.
Elsewhere, crooner Michael Bublé has made an impressive climb with Call Me Irresponsible. The album has gone from No. 43 to an impressive No. 13, while the singer's latest collection Crazy Love has dropped two places to No. 12. Bublé's popularity is no doubt linked to his upcoming appearances at the newly refurbished Aviva Stadium in September.
Other new entries this week come in the form of Iron Maiden's The Final Frontier (reviewed in next week's Hot Press), David Gray's Foundlings, and The Saturdays' Headlines.