Four out of Four for 1D

21/Nov/2014

One Direction take their fourth studio album 'Four' straight to the top of this week's Album Chart, continuing their winning formula - they have released an album every November for the last four years and each album has gone to No1.


Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and Hozier are non-movers at No's 2,3 & 4 while Sam Smith's 'In The Lonely Hour' climbs from last week's No7 to complete the Top 5. In a big week for pre-Christmas new releases (13 in this week's Top 50) David Bowie takes the second new entry at No11 with his latest compilation 'Nothing Has Changed', while 2014's Voice Of Ireland winner Brendan McCahey enters at No20 with his official debut 'To Where I Begin'. Katherine Jenkins releases her tenth studio album 'Home Sweet Home' this week and enters at No21 - her fifth time in the Top 30 while Bette Midler takes the next new entry for her first studio release since 2006. 'It's The Girls' is her 14th studio album and enters at No28 - her best performance on this chart to date. Robert Mizzell makes his first ever appearance in the Irish Top 30 with 'Pure Country - The Essential Collection' entering at No29 while the final entry into the Top 30 goes to Canada's Nickelback who find themselves in the Top 30 for a sixth time with their latest studio album 'No Fixed Address' entering at No30.

Thirty years on from the original recording, the Band Aid team assembles a new supergroup - Band Aid 30 - for an updated recording of 'Do They Know It's Christmas' - this time to raise money for the Ebola crisis in Western Africa. This is the fourth recording of the song (1984, 1989, 2004 and 2014) and as with previous releases heads straight to the top of the chart. This is the fastest selling single in Ireland since James Arthur's 'Impossible' at Christmas 2012. The second new entry of the week goes to David Guetta who achieves another chart success as 'Dangerous'(with Sam Martin) enters at No 11 - of his 24 singles releases over the past five years only one has failed to reach the Top 20. 5 Seconds Of Summer get the next new entry with 'Good Girls' which enters at No17 giving them their fifth Top 20 hit, while Olly Murs takes the final new entry in this week's Top 20 entering at No20 with 'Wrapped Up' (feat. Travie McCoy)- taken from his forthcoming new album 'Never Been Better'.


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