Dublin trio The Script take their brand of Celtic Soul right to the top this week as their self-titled debut album enters this week’s Album Chart at No1. It’s been a successful few months for the band who saw both of their first two singles entering the Top 10 and with this release can claim the second fastest selling album of the year so far as well as having the distinction of being the first Irish band to enter the Album Chart at No1 with their debut since The Thrills achieved the same feat in 2003.
Abba’s reign at the top of the Chart was short-lived as they drop a place from last week’s No1 to No2 while Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida’ also slips a place from No2 to No3. Another debut album claims this week’s highest new entry as Noah and The Whale’s ‘Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down’ enters the Chart at No32. Kid Rock takes a fourth week at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘All Summer Long’ as the Top 3 remain unchanged from last week – Katy Perry’s ‘I Kissed A Girl’ holding onto the No2 slot and The Script staying at No3 with ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’. Despite still having no physical release Rihanna continues her climb up the chart, moving from last week’s No7 to this week’s No4, while Nelly is this week’s highest climber – up from No45 to No20 with ‘Body On Me’ (featuring Akon & Ashanti).