As women artists continue to dominate the Album Chart in 2011, Adele’s ‘21’ stays firmly lodged on the No1 spot for another week in a chart where ten of the top eleven places are occupied by female solo artists . Incredibly after seven months of the year the top spot has been occupied by a female artist every week except one.
Amy Winehouse’s legacy continues to be felt as ‘Back To Black’ climbs further up the chart from No4 to No2 and ‘Frank’ makes its first ever appearance in the Top 10 at No9. Beyoncé’s ‘4’ drops a place to No3, Adele’s ‘19’ climbs a place to No4 and Imelda May settles at No5 with ‘Mayhem’.
Gay Byrne’s ‘For One Night Only’ Friday night show again asserts its influence as last Friday’s guest Christy Moore re-enters the Top 20 with ‘The Collection 81-91’ at No15 and ‘Live At The Point’ at No18. Prince too reaps the benefits of a live performance as ‘Ultimate’ re-enters the Top 20 at No13 on the back of his Malahide Castle concert on Saturday.
The Wanted take their fourth week at No1 on this week’s Singles Chart with ‘Glad You Came’ ahead of X-Factor contestant Cher Lloyd’s debut single ‘Swagger Jagger’ which enters at No2 and provides the only new entry in this week’s Top 30. JLS’ ‘She Makes Me Wanna’ drops a place to No3 as do Pitbull’s ‘Give Me Everything’ and Beyoncé’s ‘Best Thing I Never Had’ which fall to Nos 4 & 5 respectively.