Hozier's Hat-Trick


Hozier holds at No1 on the Album Chart for a third consecutive week, bucking the trend of the past few months when there's been a change at the top every week.

Ed Sheeran's four night stint at the 3Arena drives a surge in sales for both his albums: 'X' climbs from No4 to No2 and '+' leaps from No22 to No7. The highest new entry of the week is at No9 for Caribou's 'Our Love' - his seventh studio release, but the first to chart in Ireland. Stevie Nicks makes her first solo appearance on this chart since 2011 (when 'In Your Dreams' reached No33), arriving at No15 this week with her new compilation '24 Karat Gold - Songs From The Vault'. A year and a half after his first solo album 'The Messenger' debuted at No19, Johnny Marr lands at No16 with the follow-up 'Playland'. The fourth and final new entry in this week's Top 30 is at No21 for Nashville country trio Lady Antebellum with their sixth album '747'. Of the previous five 'Golden' was the most successful on this chart, reaching No10 in May last year.

Meghan Trainor takes a second week at No1 on the Singles Chart with 'All About That Bass', ahead of Ed Sheeran who soars from No41 to No2 with 'Thinking Out Loud', the third single from his second album 'X'. Nicki Minaj claims this week's highest new entry at No10 with 'Anaconda' - her eighth hit single in Ireland as lead artist and the third to make the Top 10. Also new this week is Ella Henderson with 'Glow' at No17. This is the follow-up to her No1 debut 'Ghost', both tracks from her first album 'Chapter One' released today (Friday 10th).

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