Jedward remain undisturbed at the top of the Album Chart this week as ‘Young Love’ takes a second week at No1 holding off a challenge from the Chieftains collaborative album ‘Voice Of Ages’ which leaps 37 places up the chart from No39 to No2.
Benefitting from the RTE airing at the weekend of the ‘making of’ documentary for the album, this release to mark their 50th anniversary has given them their highest chart position for 13 years. Maroon 5 climb in their second week on the chart from No4 to No3 with ‘Overexposed’ while Chris Brown is this week’s highest new entry with his 5th studio release, ‘Fortune’, entering the Chart at No4. This is the best first week position for any of his albums, although 2007’s ‘Exclusive’ did achieve a No2 slot in 2008. Paul Simon also benefits from TV exposure this week as ‘Graceland’ moves back into the Top 10 at No8 after the showing of ‘Under African Skies’.
Flo Rida also maintains his position at the top in this weeks Singles Chart, holding on at No1 for a third week with ‘Whistle’ while Maroon 5 continue their steady 10 week climb up the rankings to reach No2 with ‘Payphone’. Will.I.Am and Eva Simons drop a place to No3 with ‘This Is Love’ while Fun. & Janelle Monae halt their recent slide down the chart and climb two places back up to No4 with ‘We Are Young’. In a week low in new releases Owl City make the highest impression entering the chart at No26 with ‘Good Time’ (Feat. Carly Rae Jepsen) – their first entry into the Singles Chart since 2010 when they scored a No1 with ‘Fireflies’.