May Day


Imelda May debuts at No1 on this week's Album Chart with 'Tribal', her third consecutive chart-topper in Ireland following 'Love Tattoo' in 2009 and 'Mayhem' in 2010.

Paulo Nutini slips to No2 after two weeks on top with 'Caustic Love', ahead of Damon Albarn's first solo release 'Everyday Robots' new at No3. This is his eleventh Top 10 album in Ireland: six with Blur, three with Gorillaz and one with The Good, The Bad & The Queen. After debuting at No78 last week with a special Record Store Day double vinyl edition, the re-formed Pixies reach No4 this week with the full release of their fifth studio album 'Indie Cindy'. The album arrives twenty-three years after their previous release 'Trompe Le Monde' in 1991, although various solo projects have been pursued in the intervening years. The only other new entry in this week's Top 30 is at No24 for Rodrigo y Gabriela with their fourth studio album '9 Dead Alive'. Their most successful album to-date is the self-titled second release which made No1 in 2006.

It's all change at the top of the Singles Chart as Calvin Harris debuts at No1 with 'Summer' - his twentieth Top 30 single over a seven year period, and his fourth No1 (if we include his appearance on Rihanna's 'We Found Love'). John Legend dips to No2 after a week on top with 'All Of Me', ahead of Sigma's 'Nobody To Love', up six places to from No9 to No3. Dutch hip hop star Mr. Probz is this week's highest climber, leaping fifteen places from No22 to No7 with the Robin Schulz remix of 'Waves', and also moving fast in the right direction this week is Kiesza with her debut release 'Hideaway' up ten places from No21 to No11. The next new entry in this week's Top 20 is at No15 for The Voice of Ireland (Series 3) winner Brendan McCahey with his version of the Bo Diddley classic 'You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover'.

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