There’s no change at the top of the Album Chart this week, with Mary Byrne benefitting from a Mother’s Day sales surge to take a second week at No1 with ‘Mine & Yours’, ahead of Adele’s ‘21’ which is a non-mover at No2.
In a good week for Irish artists, who lay claim to half the Top 10 albums, Bell X1 have this week’s highest new entry at No3 with ‘Bloodless Coup’, their sixth album over a period of eleven years and the fourth to make the Irish Top 10. Following their appearance on the Late Late Show, Villagers surge twenty nine places to No9 with ‘Becoming A Jackal’, nearly a year after landing at No1 on release back in May 2010. Following his surprise independently-released No3 hit single ‘Wasn’t Expecting That’, Jamie Lawson has the next new entry at No11 with his album of the same name, his third album but first to be released on a major label.
It’s another quiet week on the Singles Chart, with Adele at No1 with ‘Someone Like You’ for a sixth consecutive week – the longest run at the top since Black Eyed Peas in 2009 with ‘I Gotta Feeling’ – and Jennifer Lopez holding at No2 with the Lambada-sampling ‘On The Floor’. LMFAO leap from No10 to No3 with ‘Party Rock Anthem’ and Katy Perry & Kanye West are also on the move this week, up from No18 to No5 with ‘E.T.’ to give both artists a ninth appearance in the Irish Top 10. This week’s sole new entry comes in at No19 for Bruno Mars with ‘The Lazy Song’, his third solo hit following ‘Just The Way You Are’ and ‘Grenade’ which both made No1.