Just over a year after debuting at No1, Ed Sheeran's second album 'x' returns to the summit this week, bringing the tally of weeks at the top to fourteen.
With his first album '+' climbing from No7 to No2, Ed's the first artist to occupy the top two spots on this chart since Bruce Springsteen exactly three years ago (with 'Greatest Hits' and 'Wrecking Ball'). Tame Impala lay claim to this week's highest new entry with their third album 'Currents' at No7 - well ahead of their previous best, No39 for their second album 'Lonerism'. Also making an impact this week is Jason Isbell who makes a first ever appearance on the Irish Chart with his fifth solo studio release 'Something More Than Free' at No48. In doing so he pips former bandmates Drive-By Truckers who made their Irish Chart debut at No57 with 'English Oceans' last year.
Lost Frequencies hold at No1 on the Singles Chart for a third week with 'Are You With Me', ahead of Walk The Moon who climb to a new peak, up from No4 to No2 with 'Shut Up And Dance'. 5 Seconds Of Summer land their fifth Irish hit single with this week's highest new entry 'She's Kinda Hot' at No7. A new entry last week at No24, Sam Feldt's 'Show Me Love' is this week's highest climber, up eleven places to No13. The second new entry of the week comes in at No22 for Calvin Harris & Disciples with 'How Deep Is Your Love', his 20th Top 30 hit as lead artist over a period of eight years.