Snow Patrol hold at No1 on the Album Chart for a seventh consecutive week with ‘Eyes Open’ – the longest stint at the top since James Blunt’s ‘Back To Bedlam’ took up a ten week residency through Summer 2005.
Mika’s ‘Life In Cartoon Motion’ has a second week at No2, followed by Nelly Furtado’s ‘Loose’, up from No4 to No3 after 32 weeks in the Top 40 – the first of her three albums to make the Top 3 in Ireland. The Fray have this week’s highest new entry at No4 with their debut ‘How To Save A Life’. Originally released in September 2005 in the States, the album holds the current record for best-selling digital album of all time. Mika has a fourth week at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘Grace Kelly’, ahead of Jojo ‘Too Little Too Late’ at No2 and Akon (feat. Snoop Dogg) ‘I Wanna Love You’ at No3. Beyoncé’s ‘Listen’ is this week’s highest new entry at No6, the first single to be lifted from the Dreamgirls soundtrack and the tenth hit single of her solo career, matching the ten she had with Destiny’s Child. Kelis is this week’s highest climber, leaping from download-only No31 to No8 with the CD release of ‘Lil Star’, her fifth Top 10 single in Ireland.