- 29 Nov 19
Christy Moore takes two positions within the Top 10 in this week's Official Irish Albums Chart.
Irish artists are well represented in this week's Official Irish Albums Chart – taking almost half the positions within the Top 10. Christy Moore's new album Magic Nights, the week's the best-selling album on physical format, debuts at No.2, while a double pack of Magic Nights and his previous release On The Road opens at No.9.
In his 8-star review of Christy's new album, Hot Press's Jackie Hayden noted that, "you can't beat the real thing, but if you can't catch Christy on his current tour, this generous double CD will nicely." The Irish folk legend is set to celebrate a successful year with an impressive ten-date run at Vicar Street, Dublin, kicking off on December 9.
Fending off stiff competition from Christy, Westlife have held onto their No.1 slot for the second week running. Their first studio album in nine years, Spectrum, became 2019's fastest-selling album when it debuted at the top of the charts last week.
“Everybody in Ireland, thank you so much for making our brand-new album Spectrum Number 1," Westlife said in a statement last week. "It’s our 11th Number 1 album so thank you so much guys, it means an awful lot to us. We’ll see you next summer for loads of concerts – Pairc Ui Chaoimh, see you there!”
Elsewhere on the chart, Coldplay enter at No.5 with their new album Everyday Life – the most-downloaded album of the week. Leonard Cohen's Thanks For The Dance also debuts this week, taking No.6, while Robbie Williams collects his 15th Top 10 album on the Irish charts with The Christmas Present at No.7.
Sigrid's Sucker Punch also re-entered the chart at No.46 after her gig at Dublin's 3Arena last Friday, while Queen's Greatest Hits also rose to No.22 following the anniversary of Freddie Mercury's death on November 24.
Over on the Official Irish Singles Chart, meanwhile, Lewis Capaldi scores his third No.1 single on these shores with 'Before You Go' – jumping 10 places since last week. The achievement makes Lewis the artist with the most No.1 singles in Ireland in 2019, following 'Someone You Loved' and 'Hold Me While You Wait'. Last week's No.1, Billie Eilish's 'Everything I Wanted', drops to No.3, while Dua Lipa holds onto her No.2 position. Stormzy takes this week's highest new entry with 'Own It' featuring Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy – Sheeran's 40th Top 50 hit on the Irish Singles Chart.