Adele holds at No1 on the Singles & Album Charts for a third consecutive week with ‘Someone Like You’ and ‘21’ – the first artist to achieve this feat since James Blunt six years ago with ‘You’re Beautiful’ and ‘Back To Bedlam’.
Jessie J and B.o.B spend a third week in the Singles Chart runners-up spot with ‘Price Tag’, ahead of Jedward at No3 and this week’s highest new entry at No4 - Nicole Scherzinger with ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’. This is the Pussycat Dolls singer’s third solo release and the most successful to-date, bettering ‘Baby Love’ (No15 in 2007) and ‘Poison’ (No7 in December last year). X-Factor finalist Mary Byrne jumps from No31 to No12 with her debut single ‘I Just Call You Mine’, nudging ahead of the next new entry at No13 - Snoop Dogg and David Guetta with ‘Sweat’. Black Eyed Peas climb from No21 to No15 with ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’, their fifteenth Top 20 single in Ireland, and The Wanted debut at No17 with ‘Gold Forever’, this year’s official Comic Relief single.
With few significant changes in the upper echelons of the Album Chart this week, the highest climber and only Top 10 new entry is Thin Lizzy’s ‘Greatest Hits’, up from No26 to No10 twenty-five years after Phil Lynott’s death. There are, however, three new entries outside the Top 10: Daniel O’Donnell at No11 with ‘Moon Over Ireland’, Royseven at No15 with ‘You Say We Say’ and The Vaccines at No16 with ‘What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?’