- 05 Mar 09
They're outselling the rest of the top 20 combined.
U2’s No Line On The Horizon is on course to top the Irish album chart tomorrow, with sales that are greater than the rest of the top 20 combined.
“This is great news for our retailers and for the industry” proffers Universal MD Mark Crossingham. “It’s bringing customers back into stores.”
Agreeing with those sentiments HMV’s Irish Music Manager Pat Howe adds: “Sales of No Line On The Horizon have exceeded our already high expectations, and the album has sold exceptionally well for us across all the formats, which are proving hugely popular among collectors. It's been one of the biggest week-one releases we've seen in quite a while. U2 are one of the few bands who can reach beyond their core fanbase to connect with a much wider audience. This not only helps to generate huge sales, but gets people into stores and excited about music.”
U2 have already charted at number one in France, Belgium, Japan, Finland, Poland and the Czech Republic, with mid-week sales figures also suggesting that come Sunday they’ll be at the summit in the UK.