Ed has the X-Factor


Ed Sheeran heads straight to the top of this week's Album Chart taking the No1 spot for his second studio album 'X'. His first album, 2011's '+', debuted at No2, finally taking the No1 position nine months later and has remained in the Top 100 for the whole of its life - climbing back into the Top 20 at No18 this week.

Garth Brooks drops from last week's No1 to No2 with 'The Ultimate Hits' while Coldplay hold steady at No3 with 'Ghost Stories'. With every album performing better than the last, Mastodon make their first appearance in the Irish Top 10 as they take their sixth studio release 'Once More 'Round The Sun' in at No8. Of their charting releases 2006's 'Blood Mountain' debuted at No41, 2009's 'Crack The Skye' entered at No37 while 2011's 'The Hunter' came in at No26. Having played both Cork and Dublin this week as part of their current tour Elbow take this week's highest climber as 'The Take Off And Landing Of Everything' climbs 32 places from No46 to No14, while 'The Seldom Seen Kid' re-enters the Top 50 for the first time since 2012, coming back in at No 44.

There is also a change at the top of the Singles Chart this week as Ella Henderson's 'Ghost' jumps a place to return to the No1 spot after an absence of a week. John Legend also climbs back up from No4 to No2 with 'All Of Me' while 5 Seconds Of Summer drop to No3 with 'Don't Stop' from last week's No1. Jason Derulo (feat. Snoop Dogg) continues his steady climb up the chart with 'Wiggle' and is rewarded this week with a Top Ten placing - at No9. This week's highest new entry goes to Example's 'One More Day (Stay With Me') which enters at No28. This is his fifth release as lead artist to have made the Top 30 with the most successful being 2011's 'Changed The way You Kissed Me' which reached No3. There are two more new entries in this week's Top 40 as independently released 'Forever Love' by Danna Richards enters at No32 while Oliver Heldens & Becky Hill take 'Gecko (Overdrive)' in at No33.

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