With the Irish leg of his ‘To Be Loved Tour’ drawing to a close last weekend Michael Bublé continues to reap the rewards of his live performances as his album of the same name holds on to the No1 spot on this week’s Album Chart for another week.
This is his sixth week at No1 awarding him the most weeks at the top spot this year so far. Kodaline ‘s ‘In A Perfect World’ holds on to No2 for a second week while Bruce Springsteen also benefits from his current live dates in Ireland. He occupies the next 3 spots with the highest selling of his 12 albums that appear in this weeks chart - ‘Collection:1973-2012’ holds steady at No3, ‘Wrecking Ball’ moves up to No4 from last week’s No12 and ‘Greatest Hits’ moves up a place to No5. Selena Gomez takes the highest new entry this week with her debut solo release ‘Stars Dance’ entering the Top 10 at No9. She previously released three albums with her band – The Scene – none of which achieved Top 10 placings in the Irish Chart. Jahmene Douglas, runner-up in last years X-Factor, releases his debut album ‘Love Never Fails’ this week and claims the second highest new entry - entering the Chart at No30.
Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ takes a fourth week at No1 on the Singles Chart this week despite a challenge by One Direction who’s latest single ‘Best Song Ever’ enters the chart at No2 – not quite a match for February’s ‘One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)’ which entered the Chart at No1 but which was boosted by it’s Comic Relief association. Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ drops a place to complete the Top 3. French DJ Martin Solveig makes his second ever appearance in the Irish Singles Chart taking the next new entry at No8 with ‘Hey Now’ (with The Cataracts & Kyle). 2011’s ‘Hello’ (with The Dragonettes) spent over 38 weeks in the Singles Chart after peaking at No6.