Adele retains the Singles and Album Chart crowns for a fourth consecutive week with ‘Someone Like You’ and ‘21’ – and with her previous album ‘19’ climbing from No3 to No2, Adele is only the third artist in 20 years to achieve this rare double in Ireland. She follows in the footsteps of Michael Jackson (posthumously) in July 2009 and Norah Jones in 2004.
Just behind Adele at No3 is this week’s highest new entry for The Strokes with ‘Angles’ – their fourth album in ten years, following ‘Is This It’ (No4 in 2001), ‘Room On Fire’ (No2 in 2003) and ‘First Impressions Of Earth’ (No3 in 2006). Chris Brown shrugs off recent controversies to land at No8 with his fourth album ‘F.A.M.E’, just ahead of the next new entry at No9 for Green Day with ‘Awesome As F**k’ - six years after their previous live offering ‘Bullet In A Bible’ debuted and peaked at No8.
With Adele and Jessie J locked at No1 and No2 for a fourth consecutive week, Jennifer Lopez climbs from No8 to No3 with ‘On The Floor’ (feat. Pitbull) – her best showing on this chart since ‘Get Right’ debuted at No1 six years ago. The only Top 30 new entry this week comes from Dublin band Royseven at No16 with ‘We Should Be Lovers’, the first hit from their second album ‘You Say, We Say’ which debuted at No15 last week.