Perry’s Prism Peaks


Katy Perry debuts at No1 on this week’s Irish Album Chart with her fourth album ‘Prism’, three years after her previous release ‘Teenage Dream’ achieved the same feat.

Pearl Jam dip to No2 after a week on top with ‘Lightning Bolt’, ahead of Arctic Monkeys ‘AM’ at No3 and Kodaline ‘In A Perfect World’ at No4. James Blunt also releases album number four this week, ‘Moon Landing’, and lands at No5. His 2004 debut ‘Back To Bedlam’ spent an incredible fourteen weeks at No1 and the follow-up ‘All The Lost Souls’ also reached the summit in 2007. His third album ‘Some Kind Of Trouble’ fared less well, peaking at No6 in 2010. Cavan folk singer Lisa O’Neill has the third of this week’s new entries at No14 with her independently-released second album ‘Same Cloth Or Not’, the follow-up to 2009’s ‘Has An Album’ which didn’t make the chart. The fourth and final new entry in this week’s Top 30 is at No21 for veteran superstar Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli with ‘Love In Portofino’ – his follow-up to ‘Passione’ which reached No3 earlier this year.

After being deposed by Birdy last week, Lorde returns to take a second week at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘Royals’. Hozier climb one place to No2 with ‘Take Me To Church’, ahead of Birdy, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus at No3, No4 and No5. Lady Gaga makes a return to the chart this week at No9 with ‘Do What U Want’ (feat. R. Kelly) – the second track (following ‘Applause’) from her much-anticipated third album ‘Artpop’. Just outside the Top 10 at No12 is the 2012 X Factor winner James Arthur with his second single ‘You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You’. His debut ‘Impossible’ was released just after his win last December and spent five weeks at No1 – and was the best-selling single of 2012. With their self-titled debut album out today, Union J have the next new entry at No19 with ‘Beautiful Life’, their second appearance on this chart following ‘Carry You’ which reached No12 back in June, while Icona Pop take the last new entry in this week’s Top 20 as ‘All Night’ enters at No20.


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