Ireland’s Niall Breslin, aka Bressie, debuts at No1 on this week’s Album Chart with his new album ‘Rage And Romance’ taking a healthy lead over Justin Timberlake’s ‘The 20/20 Experience’ which drops to No2 after two weeks on top. This is Bressie’s second solo album since the demise of the Blizzards – his first – ‘Colourblind Stereo’ debuted and peaked at No8.
Pink climbs back up two places to No3 with ‘The Truth About Love’ - its first time back in the Top 3 since its release week back in September 2012 while David Bowie drops back a place to No4 with ‘The Next Day’. The second new entry this week belongs to Imagine Dragons for their debut album ‘Night Visions’. Originally released in 2012 in much of the world and achieving chart success elsewhere it now enters the Irish Album Chart at No9. The only other new entry in this week’s Top 40 is for Bring Me The Horizon with their fourth studio album – ‘Sempiternal’ – which comes in at No33 – a far better performance than 2010’s ‘There Is A Hell….’ which scraped into the Top 75 at No72. Their two previous releases – 2006’s ‘Count Your Blessings’ and 2009’s ‘Suicide Season’ both failed to chart.
Pink continues her twelve week climb up the Singles Chart to finally reach the summit this week with ‘Just Give Me A Reason’ – her third Irish No1 single to date – ‘Get The Party Started’ reached the top in 2002 and ‘So What’ in 2008. Passenger does a U-turn back up to No2 from No4 with ‘Let Her Go’ while Kodaline’s ‘High Hopes’ drops from last week’s No1 to No3. In a chart short on new entries a couple of tracks make good progress this week as Nelly’s ‘Hey Porsche’ climbs into the Top 10 at No10 from last week’s No26 while P.J & Duncan’s ‘Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble’ continues its recent new lease of life climbing from No32 to No19.