Leon’s Week – Leona’s Year


In the final weekly Singles Chart of 2007 Leon Jackson extends his lead at the top with ‘When You Believe’ with the highest weekly sales of the year – and the highest tally since Leona Lewis ‘A Moment Like This’ in the same week last year.

In a Top 5 unchanged from last week, Leona Lewis holds at No2 with ‘Bleeding Love’ – the best-selling single in Ireland of 2007, ahead of Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’ and Mika’s ‘Grace Kelly’. Britney Spears is the only significant climber on this week’s chart with downloads of ‘Piece Of Me’, up from No24 to No9, maintaining her incredible hit-rate: every one of the twenty singles she has released in Ireland has made the Top 20. There’s very little movement on the Album Chart this week, with the Christmas favourites keeping a stranglehold on the Top 10. Michael Bublé has a second week at No1 with ‘Call Me Irresponsible’, ahead of Shayne Ward ‘Breathless’ at No2 and Leona Lewis ‘Spirit’ at No3. Leona’s ‘Spirit’ is Ireland’s top-selling album of 2007, ahead of Amy Winehouse ‘Back To Black’ and Westlife ‘Back Home’. This is the first time since Chart-Track began monitoring retail sales in Ireland in 1992 that an artist has topped the year-end best-seller lists for both Singles and Albums.

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