After debuting at No3 last week on the strength of just two days sales, Metallica climb to No1 on this week’s Album Chart with their ninth studio album ‘Death Magnetic’, five years after their previous release ‘St. Anger’ achieved the same feat.
The Blizzards debut at No2 with their second album ‘Domino Effect’, improving on the No4 debut for their first album ‘A Public Display Of Affection’ two years ago. In a great chart-week for Irish artists, Lisa Hannigan has the next new entry at No3 with ‘Sea Sew’, her first solo album after working with Damien Rice, The Cake Sale and others. The Script drop to No4 after five weeks at No1, ahead of Rihanna’s ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ at No5, down from No4. Mick Flannery has the third new entry this week at No6 with ‘White Lies’, his follow-up to ‘Evening Train’ which never made the chart. The Kings Of Leon climb from No8 to No1 on this week’s Singles Chart with ‘Sex On Fire’, surging ahead of Katy Perry who slips to No2 after four weeks on top with ‘I Kissed A Girl’. Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. – better known as rapper T.I. from Atlanta, Georgia – has this week’s highest new entry at No19 with ‘Whatever You Like’, his second solo hit in Ireland two years after ‘Why You Wanna’ reached No17.