JLS land at No1 on this week’s Irish Album Chart with their self-titled debut album, one place higher than the No2 debut for Alexandra Burke’s ‘Overcome’ three weeks ago – a victory of sorts for the runners-up over the show’s winner on last year’s X-Factor.
Michael Bublé slips to No2 after three weeks on top with ‘Crazy Love’, ahead of Michael Jackson’s posthumous ‘This Is It’ at No3 and Cheryl Cole’s ‘3 Words’ at No4. Snow Patrol have the next new entry at No5 with their first ever compilation ‘Up To Now’ which spans their 5-album, 15-year career. Robbie Williams has the third new entry at No6 with his eighth studio album ‘Reality Killed the Video Star’ – his tenth Top10 album in Ireland since going solo in 1995.
Cheryl Cole makes it four weeks in a row at the top of the Singles Chart with ‘Fight For This Love’, but challengers are gathering behind her: Black Eyed Peas climb from No5 to No2 with ‘Meet Me Halfway’, Leona Lewis is new at No3 with her fifth single ‘Happy’, newcomer Ke$ha debuts at No5 with ‘Tik Tok’ and Britney Spears comes in at No7 with ‘3’ – her 25th appearance on this chart in just 10 years.