The Script hold on at No1 on the Album Chart for a fifth week, the longest stretch at the top for an Irish artist since Snow Patrol reigned at No1 for seven weeks in early 2007.
Glasgow rockers Glasvegas have this week’s highest new entry at No2 with their self-titled debut album, just ahead of Metallica who have the next new entry at No3 for their ninth studio album ‘Death Magnetic’ which was rush-released on Wednesday and therefore charts on just two days sales. It’s their first studio album since 2003’s ‘St. Anger’, which debuted at No4 (after just one day’s sales) and took two weeks to climb to the top. Katy Perry takes a fourth week at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘I Kissed A Girl’ but there’s a challenge from the Pussycat Dolls who climb from No6 to No2 with ‘When I Grow Up’, released this week on CD. This is their sixth Irish hit single and the fourth to reach No2 – but only their debut ‘Don’t Cha’ made it all the way to the top. This week’s highest new entry comes in at No8 for Kings Of Leon with downloads of ‘Sex On Fire’, the first release from their upcoming fourth album ‘Only By The Night’ - and their most successful single to-date in Ireland, beating the No13 peak for ‘Fans’ last year. The next new entry is at No11 - ‘Just Stand Up!’, a charity single performed by an all-star line-up of female artists including Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Mary J Blige & Rihanna, in support of ‘Stand Up To Cancer’.