James Blunt debuts at No1 on this week’s Album Chart with his second album ‘All The Lost Souls’, his follow up to 2004’s ‘Back To Bedlam’ which was one the most successful debut albums ever, spending 14 weeks at No1, with an unbroken 12 month run in the Top 40.
50 Cent stays ahead of Kanye West – ‘Curtis’ drops to No2 and ‘Graduation’ slips to No3 – ahead of this week’s next new entry at No4 for Declan O’Rourke with his second album ‘Big Bad Beautiful World’. ‘Since Kyabram’ debuted at No5 nearly three years ago and went on to reach double platinum status in Ireland. Co. Monaghan four-piece The Flaws have the only other new entry in this week’s Top 20, coming in at No18 with their debut album ‘Achieving Vagueness’. Sean Kingston’s residency at the top of the Singles Chart extends to four weeks with ‘Beautiful Girls’, still ahead of Plain White T’s ‘Hey There Delilah’ – the most downloaded song in Ireland for the past 5 weeks. 50 Cent and Justin Timberlake climb from No5 to No3 with the CD and 12” release of ‘Ayo Technology’, leapfrogging Kanye West ‘Stronger’ and Timbaland ‘The Way I Are’, both down one place from last week. Akon and Foo Fighters share the ‘highest climber’ honours this week, both up 14 places with ‘Sorry, Blame It On Me’ and ‘The Pretender’ moving 24-10 and 25-11 respectively.