Westlife continue to dominate the Album Chart with sales dipping just 16% against their debut last week, giving them the highest ‘week 2’ sales for any album in Ireland since The Beatles ‘1’ six years ago.
Oasis climb 3 places from No5 to No2 with ‘Stop The Clocks – Greatest Hits’, battling for their sixth No1 in Ireland and leapfrogging U2’s ‘U218’ singles collection which drops to No3. Il Divo have this week’s highest new entry at No4 with their third album ‘Siempre’, continuing the run of success of their self-titled first album which reached No2 in December 2004 and their second album ‘Ancora’ which made No3 this time last year. The Beatles ‘Love’ slips two places from No3 to No5, ahead of Mario Rosenstock’s Gift Grub Vol 7’, down from No4 to No6. Take That have the next new entry at No9 with their fifth album ‘Beautiful World’ – their first studio album since ‘Nobody Else’, which spent 2 weeks at No1 in 1995 and was followed by their ‘Greatest Hits’ which had three weeks at No1 the following year. Akon and Eminem take a second week at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘Smack That’ - heading one of the most static charts of the year, in which the Top 2 are unchanged from last week and the next 10 titles shuffle positions. Nelly Furtado breaks the deadlock at No13 with ‘All Good Things (Come To An End)’, up from a No44 download debut last week. It’s her sixth Top 30 single in Ireland and her third of 2006, following ‘Maneater’ and ‘Promiscuous’ which peaked at No2 and No5 respectively.