With Adele’s reign at the top of the Album Chart stretching to 14 weeks, Monaghan singer/songwriter Ryan Sheridan mounts a formidable challenge this week, landing at No2 with his debut album ‘The Day You Live Forever’.
The next new entry is at No8 for the latest Glee release ‘The Warblers’, the tenth Top 30 Glee album and the seventh to make the Top 10. Sade has the third new entry at No12 with her ‘Ultimate Collection’, arriving at the same spot as her previous album ‘Soldier Of Love’ in February last year. Her previous compilation ‘The Best Of Sade’ was released in 1994 when it reached No6. The fourth newcomer this week is actor/musician Hugh Laurie, whose tribute to New Orleans blues ‘Let Them Talk’ debuts at No14.
There’s no change at the top of the Singles Chart this week, with LMFAO taking a fourth week at No1 with ‘Party Rock Anthem’ while Jennifer Lopez holds at No2 for a fourth week with ‘On The Floor’ (feat. Pitbull). After their success in the second semi-final qualifier, Eurovision hopefuls Jedward move back up eight places from No11 to No3 with ‘Lipstick’, ahead of tomorrow night’s Final. With his previous single ‘Sweat’ down from No5 to No8, David Guetta chalks up yet another major hit this week with ‘Where Them Girls At’ (feat. Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj) leaping from No15 to No5 – his eighth Top 5 single in Ireland in less than two years. Lady Gaga takes two tracks from her forthcoming second album into the Top 10: ‘Judas’ reverses back from No22 to No9 while ‘The Edge Of Glory’ is new at No10.