Michael Jackson strengthens his posthumous grip on the Album Chart, with ‘The Essential’ and ‘Number Ones’ holding at No1 and No2 respectively. With ‘Thriller’ at No4, ‘King Of Pop’ at No5 and ‘History’ at No10 his dominance of this chart is unprecedented.
Florence & The Machine have this week’s highest new entry at No3 with their debut album ‘Lungs’– fulfilling the expectations raised by their 2009 Brit Awards Critical Choice Award. Cascada have the next new entry at No16 with ‘Evacuate The Dancefloor’, their third album following ‘Everytime We Touch’ which spent 5 weeks at No1 in 2007 and ‘Perfect Day’ which reached No6 last year. David Guetta and Kelly Rowland’s ‘When Love Takes Over’ takes a third week at No1 on the Singles Chart, ahead of Black Eyed Peas who leap 16 places from No18 to No2 with downloads of ‘I Gotta Feeling’, their eleventh Top 20 hit in Ireland in six years. Mirroring their performance on the Album Chart, Florence & The Machine have this week’s highest new entry at No3 with ‘Cosmic Love’. Michael Jackson’s ‘Man In The Mirror’ drops two places to No5, his only Top 10 song this week, with ‘Thriller’ the next highest at No14.