Blur Crack The Whip

01/May/2015

Blur land at No1 on the Album Chart with 'The Magic Whip', their first new release in twelve years since 'Think Tank' in 2003.


This is the band's fourth No1 album in Ireland, following 'The Great Escape' (1995), 'Blur' (1997) and '13' (1999) - the aforementioned 'Think Tank' and the classic 'Parklife' both peaked at No3. There's a new career-best for Josh Groban on this chart, new at No2 this week with his seventh studio album 'Stages', well ahead of the No11 peak for 'All That Echoes' in 2013. The third of four new entries in the Top 10 is at No4 for Paul Brady with 'The Vicar St. Sessions Vol. 1', legendary live performances from 2001 with an array of famous guest artists. The fourth and final new entry is for Le Galaxie with their second album 'Le Club' at No8 - their first ever appearance in either the Singles or Album Charts.

There's no change at the top of the Singles Chart with Wiz Khalifa taking a third week at No1 with 'See You Again' and Omi holding at No2 with 'Cheerleader'. This week's highest new entry is at No3 for Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen with 'I Really Like You', her third Top 10 single in Ireland following 'Call Me Maybe' (No1) and 'Good Time' (No6) in 2012. Also new this week is Swedish DJ Alesso at No23 with 'Cool' (feat. Roy English). This is his third appearance in the Irish Top 30 - his previous release 'Heroes' (feat. Tove Lo) reached No6 last year and prior to that 'Under Control' (with Calvin Harris & Hurts) reached No5.


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