25 to 1!

27/Nov/2015

With One Direction and Justin Bieber taking last week's charts by storm, it is Adele who soars straight to the top of this week's Album Charts with her third studio album '25'.


This week sees '25' exceed the one-week results set by her first two albums '19' and '21'. Although she fails to quite match Week one standards set by other titans of the Irish Charts such as U2 and Westlife, she is the biggest Week 1 seller since U2's 2009 'No Line On The Horizon'. U2 retain the record for the largest ever Week 1 sales with their compilation 'The Best Of 1980-1990'. Following Adele at No2 this week is Justin Bieber's 'Purpose' - retaining his position from last week's chart, pushing One Direction's 'Made in the A.M.' down from its No1 spot last week to No3 this week. Irish boyband Hometown enter this week at No4 with their self-titled album, whilst Gavin James' 'Bitter Pill' is welcomed into this week's chart at No5. Other new entries this week include Enya's eighth studio album 'Dark Sky Island' entering at No7 and Phil Coulter's latest release celebrating 50 years in the industry entering at No45.

This week's Singles Charts sees Justin Bieber dent Adele's No1 streak by reclaiming the Pole Position with his recent single 'Sorry' - sending Adele's 'Hello' down to No2. With no new singles in the Top 40, Justin Bieber holds onto the No3 and No4 positions with 'Love Yourself' and 'What Do You Mean?' - being followed by Rudimental & Ed Sheeran's 'Lay It All On Me' at No5. Other new entries into this week's Singles Chart include Adele's 'When We Were Young' at No46 and Sigala at No68 with his latest track 'Sweet Lovin'.


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