Nearly 20 years after the formation of the supergroup and 10 years since this material was last available, The Traveling Wilburys debut strongly at No1 on this week’s Album Chart with their eponymous album/DVD collection - the second fastest-selling album of the year so far, behind Arctic Monkeys ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’.
Rihanna misses out on the Singles/Albums Chart double, climbing from No3 to No2 with ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’, ahead of the next new entry ‘The Police’, a double-CD hits collection at No3. Bruce Springsteen drops from No1 to No4 with ‘Live In Dublin’, followed by two further new entries: Bon Jovi ‘Lost Highway’ at No5 and Queens Of The Stone Age ‘Era Vulgaris’ at No6. ‘Lost Highway’ is Bon Jovi’s tenth studio album and it debuts higher than their previous album ‘Have A Nice Day’ which came in at No9 in September 2005. For QOTSA, ‘Era Vulgaris’ is their fifth album and the third to debut in the Top20, following ‘Songs for the Deaf’ (No11 in 2002) and ‘Lullabies To Paralyze’ (No2 in 2005). Rihanna and Jay-Z enjoy a fourth week at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘Umbrella’, still way ahead of the chasing pack which is lead by Hellogoodbye – up from No4 to No2 with ‘Here (In Your Arms)’. Three songs climb into the Top 10 on the strength of a physical release this week: Stellarsound & Paula Flynn ‘Let’s Dance’ at No5, Enrique Iglesias ‘Do You Know? (The Ping Pong Song)’ at No6 and Kelly Rowland (feat. Eve) ‘Like This’ at No9. Kelly Clarkson has this week’s highest new entry at No13 with her seventh single in four years ‘Never Again’: all seven have made the Top 20 in Ireland, but none have reached higher than No4. The only other new entry in the Top 20 comes from Dublin 4-piece the Coronas, new at No18 with their second single ‘The Talk’, improving on the No22 peak for ‘Decision Time’ back in February.