- 17 Aug 18
Nicki Minaj and Sean Keane are among new entries on Irish Albums Chart.
Nicki Minaj leads four new entries on this week's Official Irish Albums Chart, including one by legendary folk singer Seán Keane. The US rapper's fourth album Queen scores the highest new entry of the week at Number 5, her second Top 10 collection on the chart after 2012's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
The cast recording of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again leads the way at Number 1 for a fourth week, followed by another soundtrack - The Greatest Showman - at 2.
Elsewhere, US rapper Trippie Redd scores a Top 20 debut with his first studio album Life's A Trip at Number 16, and a new Elvis Presley album called Where No One Stands Alone - featuring 14 performances of gospel songs with newly-recorded instrumentation and backing vocals - lands at Number 27.
Newcomer Billie Eilish continues to climb with her debut Don't Smile At Me, up five places to 29, and Irish singer and musician Seán Keane is new at Number 34 with Gratitude - his twelfth album and first in four years.
1. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, Motion Picture Cast Recording
2. The Greatest Showman, Motion Picture Cast Recording
3. Scorpion, Drake
4. Staying at Tamara’s, George Ezra
5. Queen, Nicki Minaj
George Ezra continues his run at the top of the Official Irish Singles Chart this week as ‘Shotgun’ claims an eighth week at Number 1.
US producer Benny Blanco - who has helmed huge hits for Justin Bieber and Katy Perry - advances three places into the Top 5 at Number 3 with his debut single ‘Eastside’ ft. Halsey and Khalid.
Canadian duo Loud Luxury are also still climbing with their breakout hit ‘Body,’ up four spots to Number 5, and rapper Juice Wrld lifts two spots to Number 11 with ‘Lucid Dreams.’
Enigmatic Lithuanian producer Dynoro vaults 12 places to Number 12 with Gigi D'agostino collaboration ‘In My Mind,’ and Jax Jones advances five places to Number 15 with ‘Ring Ring’ ft. Mabel & Rich The Kid.
Australian singer-songwriter Dean Lewis zooms 20 places with breakthrough single ‘Be Alright,’ Nicki Minaj's ‘Bed’ ft. Ariana Grande rises eight ranks to 28 while two more cuts from the collection make the Top 50: ‘Barbie Dreams’ at 41 and ‘Majesty’ at 50.
Finally, Bazzi's ‘Beautiful’ ft. Camila Cabello leaps 15 places to Number 29 and ‘Happy Now’ by producer Zedd & Elley Duhe is new in at 39.
1. ‘Shotgun,’ George Ezra
2. ‘In My Feelings,’ Drake
3. ‘Eastside,’ Benny Blanco feat. Halsey & Khalid.
4. ‘Rise,’ Jonas Blue feat. Jack & Jack
5. ‘Body,’ Loud Luxury feat. Brando