- 24 Sep 21
Malahide singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow also claims a Top 10 entry this week with 'Grapefruit Season'.
US rap star Lil Nas X has landed straight in at No.1 on the Official Irish Albums Charts with debut album Montero, which features the hits 'Call Me By Your Name' and 'Industry Baby' (featuring Jack Harlow).
Montero was the most-streamed of the week to take the top spot, finishing ahead of Drake’s Certified Lover Boy - which was knocked to No.2, by almost 300 chart sales.
The 22-year-old Georgia native's long-awaited first LP is the fifth rap album to top the Irish Charts so far in 2021, following J. Cole, Dave, Kanye West and Drake.
Dublin’s James Vincent McMorrow scores his third Top 10 album and first in five years with his fifth studio album Grapefruit Season at No.8, while Bob Dylan’s Springtime in New York, a new collection of songs from the archives, debuts at 10, becoming his fourth Top 10 in as many years.
Limerick folk band Hermitage Green have the most downloaded album of the week, with their first album in five years, Hi Generation, debuting at No.21.
Over on the singles chart, Ed Sheeran retains the No.1 spot this week with 'Shivers'.
The second single from the British megastar’s fifth studio album = makes it two weeks at the top, with Sheeran honoured as the first recipient of the Irish Recorded Music Association’s Official Irish Singles Chart Number 1 Award.
“'Shivers' has gone No.1 – thank you so much for this," the 'Bad Habits' singer said in a video. "It feels so good coming back after so long and have everyone love the songs like this. Thank you so much. I will see you next year on tour. Nice one!”
Sheeran joins Dublin group Inhaler, who were the inaugural holders of the award for a Number 1 album for their chart-topping debut It Won’t Always Be Like This.
Lil Nas X claims three entries on this week’s Official Top 50 from Montero; Industry Baby with Jack Harlow climbs to No.2 while 'That’s What I Want' is the week’s highest new entry at No.3. Former No.1 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name)' returns to the Top 50 at No.14.
Elton John & Dua Lipa’s 'Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)' edges closer to the Top 10, up three to No.11 while Taylor Swift claims a new entry with 'Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)' at No.15. The re-recording of her 2015 single becomes Taylor’s 28th Top 20 in Ireland and outperforms the original, which peaked at 39.
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