- 27 Sep 19
Ariana Grande, Khalid, and Westlife get a boost from their live shows, while Post Malone barely edges out Liam Gallagher for the album of the week.
Post Malone has held onto No. 1 on the Official Irish Albums Chart this week by the tightest of margins. The New York rapper's third studio album, Hollywood's Bleeding leads Ireland's Top 50 for a third week running, edging out Liam Gallagher's Why Me? Why Not. by just a handful of combined chart sales.
Gallagher's album did however top the charts in physical sales this week and debuted at No. 2. This is his 13th Top 3 achievement of his career, counting his solo work as well as his work with Oasis and Beady Eye.
After three sold-out nights at 3Arena this week, Ariana Grande saw a bump in four of her albums' rankings. Thank U, Next, her most recent album, rebounded eight places to No. 6; Sweetener vaulted 20 slots to return to the Top 10 at No. 9; My Everything scaled 59 positions to No. 39; and Dangerous Woman rocketed a whopping 53 spots to No. 42.
Similarly, Khalid’s two studio albums Free Spirit and American Teen made gains following his 3Arena gig, charting at No. 8 and No. 29, respectively.
Keane joined the charts this week with the highest new entry at No. 12 for their fifth studio album, Cause and Effect. This is the seventh time the band has cracked the Top 50. Donegal singer-songwriter John Doherty aka Little Hours also joined the ranks this week with his debut album, Now The Lights Have Changed claiming the No. 15 slot. Blink-182 rounded out the new entries at No. 23 with their ninth studio album, aptly named Nine.
As her new song, 'God Is A Dancer', makes its singles chart debut, Mabel’s debut album High Expectations climbed to No. 20 this week.
The top single for the week goes to 'Dance Monkey' by Tones & I for a fifth straight week. The Australian’s global hit outsold No. 2 and No. 3 combined: Post Malone's 'Circles' and Joel Corry's 'Sorry', respectively.
There are new Top 10 peaks this week with Sam Feldt’s 'Post Malone' ft. Rani, up one position to No. 4, while Kosovan DJ Regard climbed 14 spots to Number 5 with 'Ride It', which has gained popularity through the app TikTok.
'Strike A Pose' by Young T & Bugsey ft. Aitch continued to climb steadily, up five places to No. 15, while Stormzy claimed this week’s highest Top 50 climber with 'Wiley Flow', up 15 to No. 30.
The Script claimed the highest new entry on this week’s Official Irish Homegrown Chart Top 20. 'The Last Time', the lead single from the group’s upcoming sixth studio album, debuted at No. 3 this week as Dermot Kennedy’s 'Outnumbered' held onto the top spot for another week.
After announcing a second night at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Westlife’s 'Dynamite' also re-entered the Top 20 at No. 17.