After performing her cover of ‘Run’ on Saturday’s ‘X Factor’, Leona Lewis takes Snow Patrol’s 2004 hit straight to the top of this week’s Singles Chart – her third Irish No1 single following ‘A Moment Like This’ and ‘Bleeding Love’. Her performance also generates sales for her previous hit ‘Forgive Me’, back up to No7 from No12, and also sales for Snow Patrol’s original version, back in the Top 40 at No34.
Meanwhile Beyoncé holds for a second week at No2 with ‘If I Were A Boy’, ahead of the X Factor Finalists’ ‘Hero’, down to No3 after four weeks on top, and Katy Perry’s ‘Hot ‘N’ Cold’, down from No3 to No4. It’s all change in this week’s Album Chart, with three new entries and a re-entry in the Top 10. Top honours go to The Priests – three full-time clergymen from the diocese of Down and Connor – whose eponymous debut album comes in at No1, outselling their nearest rival by nearly 2:1. Leona Lewis re-enters the chart at No2 with ‘Spirit’, thanks to a new CD/DVD deluxe edition, just ahead of Beyoncé’s ‘I Am…Sasha Fierce’, new at No3 – the same debut position as her previous album ‘B’Day’ two years ago. Rod Stewart has the next new entry at No8 with his latest hits compilation ‘Some Guys Have All the Luck’, three places ahead of Dido whose third album ‘Safe Trip Home’ is new at No11.