‘You’re A Star’ winner Leanne Moore from Limerick debuts at No1 on this week’s Singles Chart with ‘On Wings’, fifteen years after her mother Chris Moore had a No1 hit with ‘Life Without You’. This is the first time that a mother & daughter have both had No1 singles in Ireland and the single is a charity release in support of raising road safety awareness.
Chris Brown slips to No2 with ‘Forever’ after one week on top, but as consolation he has a Top 10 debut with Jordin Sparks ‘No Air’, up from No22 to No10. Rihanna dips from No2 to No3 with ‘Take A Bow’, ahead of Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida’, down from No3 to No4. Ne-Yo climbs from No12 to No5 with ‘Closer’, released this week on CD to give him his biggest hit in Ireland since ‘So Sick’ reached No2 in March 2006. Coldplay coast to a second week at No1 on the Album Chart this week with ‘Viva La Vida’, still outselling all chart rivals by a massive margin: their total sales this week are greater than the combined sales of the next five titles. Duffy climbs from No7 to No2 with ‘Rockferry’, which has now spent 17 weeks in the Top10 since debuting at No1 at the beginning of March. Chris Brown leaps from No48 to No3 with ‘Exclusive’, thanks to the release this week of the new ‘Forever Edition’ – with bonus tracks including his No1 ‘Forever’. Icelandic 4-piece Sigur Rós have this week’s highest new entry at No4 with their fifth studio album ‘Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaus’, which translates as ‘With a Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly’. Their chart success has improved with each of their five studio albums: their first album ‘Von’ never charted, second album ‘Ágætis Byrjun’ debuted at No33 in 2000, third album ‘()’ came in at No17 in 2002 and their fourth album ‘Takk…’ debuted at No6 in 2005.