#3 is #1


In an all-new Top 3 The Script debut at No1 on the Album Chart with their third album ‘#3’, matching the top spot launches for the previous two – which both went on to spend five weeks at No1.

Bob Dylan has to settle for the runner-up slot for his thirty-fifth studio album ‘Tempest’, the same position as his previous release ‘Together Through Life’ in 2009.  His only Irish No1 over the past twenty years remains ‘Modern Times’ which debuted at the top in 2006.  The xx complete the trio of new entries at the top with their second album ‘Coexist’ at No3 – well ahead of the No49 debut for their eponymous first album which went on to peak at No14 following their Mercury Prize victory in 2010.  David Guetta climbs sixteen places from No20 to No4 with the release of the new 2.0 version of his ‘Nothing But The Beat’ album, which has now spent fifty-five consecutive weeks in the Top 50 since the original release in August 2011.  In a busy week for new releases, Dublin folk duo Heathers claim the fourth new entry at No8 with their second album ‘Kingdom’ – their debut ‘Here Not There’ peaked at No34 in April 2010, two years after it was first released.

The Script take a second week at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘Hall Of Fame’ (feat. will.i.am) – and in the process become the first artist to claim the Singles/Albums Chart double since March last year, when Adele scored with ‘Someone Like You’ and ‘21’.  Lykke Li climbs the chart for a sixth consecutive week, scaling new heights at No2 with ‘I Follow Rivers’.  David Guetta & Sia have this week’s highest new entry at No6 with ‘She Wolf (Falling To Pieces)’, and the pair also sees their classic ‘Titanium’ return to the Top 40 for an extraordinary 52nd week, a re-entry at No39.  The Killers chalk up a seventh Irish hit single, new at No13 with ‘Runaways’ - the lead single from their fourth album ‘Battle Born’, released today.  The third new entry in this week’s Top 30 is at No21 for ‘You Bring Me Joy’ by Amelia Lily, who finished in third place in last year’s X Factor.

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