All Good For Damien

21/Feb/2014

Damien Dempsey heads straight to the top of the Album Chart this week with his greatest hits package - 'It's All Good - The Best Of'- taking the coveted No1 spot.


This is his second release to debut at the top of the chart - his third studio album 'Shots' also achieved this feat in 2005. Despite her performance at Wednesday night's Brit Awards, where she walked off with the award for Best Female Solo Artist , Ellie Goulding has to be content with the No2 spot as 'Halcyon Days' drops a place to make way for Damien - although there are only 8 sales separating the two. Other Brit Awards victors see the spoils of their success - the Arctic Monkeys' 'AM' returns to the Top 10 at No8, Bastille's 'Bad Blood' climbs 25 places from No37 to No12 and Lorde sees her 'Pure Heroine' climb back to No13.

There is also a change at the top of this week's Singles Chart as Clean Bandit feat.Jess Glynne take 'Rather Be' up a place to No1 swapping places with Pharrell Williams whose 'Happy' dips to No2 after a seven week residency at the top. Sam Smith achieves this week's highest new entry with 'Money On My Mind' entering at No4 - his first appearance as a solo artist in this chart as last year's debut single 'Lay Me Down' failed to make an impression. He did however reach No3 last June with his guest appearance on Naughty Boy's 'La La La'. Canadian twins Tegan & Sara take the next new entry debuting at No17 with their track 'Everything Is Awesome' (with The Lonely Island). Taken from the soundtrack of 'The Lego Movie' this gives the duo their first ever appearance on this chart although they did achieve a No24 entry last year for their album 'Heartthrob'. Kodaline take the next new entry in this week's Top 30 as their 2014 version of 'One Day' enters at No19 while Ellie Goulding takes the final new entry as last summer's 'Goodness Gracious' finally makes the Top 30 at No26.


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