Ed Rules

31/Jul/2015

In the first Irish Album Chart to include streams as well as sales, Ed Sheeran's dominance continues, holding on to the top two spots with 'x' and '+'.


He's not the only artist with two albums in the Top 10...following their Cork and Dublin gigs at the weekend, Kodaline climb from No9 to No3 with 'Coming Up For Air' and from No13 to No8 with 'In A Perfect World'.  This week's highest new entry is at No4 for The Chemical Brothers with their eighth studio album 'Born In The Echoes', a return to chart form for the duo whose previous release 'Further' peaked at No19.  Also new this week at No25 is 'VII: Storm Und Drang' from US metal band Lamb Of God - a new personal best ahead of 'Sacrament' (No78 in 2006), 'Wrath' (No32 in 2009) and 'Resolution' (No41 in 2011).  Twenty-three years after its original release, the third solo album from Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, 'Amused To Death', returns to the chart at No33 - remixed, remastered and repackaged.

Belgian DJ Felix De Laet, better known as Lost Frequencies, takes a fourth week at No1 on the Singles Chart with 'Are You With Me', although Walk The Moon narrow the gap as 'Shut Up And Dance' takes a second week at No2.  160,000 people watched Ed Sheeran perform in Croke Park at the weekend and evidently plenty of them downloaded and streamed his songs - he has 14 tracks in this week's Top 100, including 'Photograph' which climbs from No9 to No3.  Drum & bass duo Sigma has this week's highest new entry at No20 with 'Glitterball' (feat. Ella Henderson), their third Irish hit following 'Nobody To Love' and 'Changing' which reached No3 and No8 respectively last year.


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