After debuting at No1 on the Singles Chart last week with ‘Grenade’, Bruno Mars takes the Album Chart crown as well this week with ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ – the first artist to claim the double since The Script back in September last year. The album was released in many other territories in October, when sales of the import propelled it to No29 on the Irish Album Chart.
Rihanna drops to No2 after three weeks on top with ‘Loud’, followed by Imelda May’s ‘Mayhem’, down from No2 to No3. This week’s highest climber is a resurgent Adele, whose ‘19’ leaps from No18 to No6 three years after originally debuting on this chart at No3 – and her follow-up ‘21’ is due for release today (Friday). White Lies have the next new entry at No7 with ‘Ritual’, their second album and follow-up to 2009’s ‘To Lose My Life’ which debuted and peaked at No27 in Ireland.
With Bruno Mars ‘Grenade’ taking a second week at No1 and Matt Cardle’s ‘When We Collide’ a non-mover at No2, Adele has this week’s highest new entry at No3 with ‘Rolling In The Deep’. This is her third Irish chart single – and the most successful to-date, following ‘Chasing Pavements’ which reached No7 (2008) and ‘Make You Feel My Love’ which peaked at No5 (2010). Diddy-Dirty Money have the next new entry at No6 with ‘Coming Home’ (feat. Skylar Grey) – Sean Combs’ first Top 40 showing since 2007’s P Diddy/Keyshia Cole collaboration ‘Last Night’. The third and final new entry in this week’s Top 20 is for Aggro Santos at No17 with ‘Like U Like’ (feat. Kimberley Walsh), his second hit following ‘Candy’ which reached No14 last year.