Bristol-born tenor Paul Potts, winner of ITV’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, debuts at No1 on the Album Chart this week with ‘One Chance’ just four months after his first audition for the show, when he was still selling mobile phones.
Kings Of Leon are this week’s runners-up with ‘Because Of The Times’, climbing back to No2 where they debuted 15 weeks ago and still battling for their first Irish Number One album. Following Saturday’s Castletown House gig, Barbra Streisand climbs from No8 to No4 with her ‘Essential’ greatest hits collection, just behind Rihanna’s ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ which drops from No2 to No3. As lead singer of Black Eyed Peas, Fergie has had three Irish Number One singles, but this week she gets her first solo Number One with ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, up from No2 after 6 weeks climbing the chart. Rihanna and Jay-Z slip to No2 after 8 weeks on top with ‘Umbrella’, ahead of non-mover Enrique Iglesias ‘Do You Know?’ at No3 and Timbaland ‘The Way I Are’, up from No6 to No4 on downloads. The Cast Of High School Musical have this week’s highest new entry at No18 with ‘What Time Is It’, the first single from the forthcoming ‘High School Musical 2’ album.