Simply The Best


Carlow country singer Derek Ryan debuts at No1 on this week's album chart with his sixth album 'The Simple Things'.

His breakthrough came last year with album number 4 'Country Soul' which reached No10, and earlier this year his live album 'The Entertainer' debuted and peaked at No5, but this is his first No1. He's the first Country and Irish singer to top this chart since Nathan Carter (with 'Where I Wanna Be') this time last year. Eleven weeks since 'X' was released, Ed Sheeran's unbroken run in the Top 3 continues, up from No3 to No2 this week, just ahead of Sam Smith who climbs two places from No5 to No3 with 'In The Lonely Hour'. The second and final new entry in this week's Top 10 is at No7 for Maroon 5 with their fifth studio album 'V'. Their first album 'Songs About Jane' remains their most successful in Ireland to-date, spending three weeks at No1 in 2004.

A week ahead of the release of their fourth album 'No Sound Without Silence', The Script land at No1 on the Singles Chart with the lead single 'Superheroes' - their tenth Irish hit single and their third No1 following 'For the First Time' (2010) and 'Hall Of Fame' (2012). Lilly Wood and Robin Schulz slip to No2 after just one week on top with 'Prayer In C', while L.A. girl group G.R.L. climb for a sixth consecutive week, up two places from No5 to No3 with 'Ugly Heart'. The only other new entry in this week's Top 75 is at No36 for Duke Dumont with 'Won't Look Back', the follow-up to 'I Got U' which reached No1 back in March.

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