- 05 Jun 20
Dublin's own The Scratch also claimed the year's biggest week in vinyl sales.
After four years of anticipation, Lady Gaga reclaimed her status as a queen of pop with the release of Chromatica last Friday -- and Irish listeners can't seem to get enough of it. Her sixth studio album, featuring collaborations with the likes of Ariana Grande and K-pop juggernaughts Blackpink, debuted at No. 1 on the Irish charts. This marks her third chart-topper in Ireland, following 2009's The Fame/The Fame Monster and 2011's Born This Way. Riding a wave of success, Chromatica has also scored 2020's biggest week of album sales and outsold the rest of the Top 5 combined.
DaBaby and Roddy Ricch's collaboration 'Rockstar' snagged the No. 1 spot on the singles chart, no doubt boosted by a surge in popularity on TikTok. Though the collab knocked Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande's 'Rain On Me' down to No. 2, Lady Gaga secured the week's highest new entry with 'Sour Candy', featuring Blackpink. It's a giant milestone for Blackpink, who now boast the highest chart position achieved by a K-pop group in Ireland ever.
Dublin's own rock group The Scratch reached a new peak for their debut album Couldn't Give a Rats. Though the record has been available digitally since April, last week's vinyl release gave them a major surge, ultimately securing the year's biggest week of vinyl sales. The boost continued digitally, where the record reached its highest chart spot yet at No. 9. Revisit our interview with The Scratch from earlier this year here.