Ella's Ghost Welcomes In New Chart Era


In an historic week for the Irish Singles Chart, Ella Henderson makes headlines as she returns to the No1 spot on the chart with 'Ghost' and in the process becomes the first artist in Ireland to have a No1 Single based on both sales and streams.

This week is the first week that streams have been included in the Singles Chart in Ireland and with 100 streams equalling one sale, Ella sees nearly 25% of her sales accounted for by streams - while streams provide about 45% of all sales in the Top 100 Singles this week. John Legend benefits from this new combined chart - climbing back to No2 as 'All Of Me' takes the accolade of being the most streamed track this week - gaining more than half of its sales from streams. Coldplay jump two places to No3 with 'A Sky Full Of Stars', Ariana Grande (ft. Iggy Azalea) drops from last week's No1 to No4 with 'Problem', and Nico & Vinz's 'Am I Wrong' drops to complete the Top 5.

There are a number of new entries this week into the new style chart with Dingle's Walking On Cars taking the highest and getting their fifth Top 30 appearance in this chart as their 'Hand In Hand' EP enters at No19 - not quite a match for last December's 'Tick Tock' that debuted at No8. PA Curran, a school teacher from Bantry, gets the next new entry with his self-penned 'Unintentional Hero' which enters at No24 closely followed by Will.I.Am at No25 with his latest track 'It's My Birthday' (ft. Cody Wise).

With the controversy still raging over the cancellation of his Croke Park concerts Garth Brooks benefits from the publicity as his 'Ultimate Hits' climbs back to the top of this week's Album Chart. Ed Sheeran hold steady at No2 while 5 Seconds Of Summer lose their chart crown as they drop to No3 in their second week of release. The Manic Street Preachers get this week's highest new entry as their twelfth studio release 'Futurology' enters the chart at No8. Sia takes the next new entry at No 19 with her sixth studio release '1000 Forms Of Fear'. This is the only one of her albums to chart in Ireland so far despite her guest slots on three Top 10 Singles including 'Titanium' with David Guetta and 'Wild Ones' with Flo-Rida which both reached No3 in the Singles Chart.

The third new album release this week to make the Top 30 goes to Example for his latest offering 'Live Life Living' which enters at No28 - a better first week than 2012's 'The Evolution Of Man' which debuted at No34 but not up to 2011's 'Playing In The Shadows' which spent its first week at No6.

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