JLS have already shown that TV talent show runners-up can achieve chart success, having spent the last two weeks at No1 on the Album Chart, and this week it’s Susan Boyle’s turn to debut at the top, seven months after she came second to Diversity in the third series of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ is the fastest-selling debut album in Ireland since Leona Lewis ‘Spirit’ two years ago.
Lady Gaga leaps from No35 to No4 with the release of ‘The Fame Monster’ – a double CD expanded version of her debut album ‘The Fame’ which has already spent five weeks at No1 earlier this year. The Priests have the next new entry at No7 with their second album ‘Harmony’, ahead of Rihanna who debuts at No9 with her fourth album ‘Rated R’ – both reached the top with their previous albums ‘The Priests’ and ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’.
The X-Factor Finalists take a second week at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘You Are Not Alone’, heading a remarkably stable Top 10 where the only significant mover is Lady Gaga, whose ‘Bad Romance’ moves up three places From No6 to No3. Susan Boyle has this week’s TWO highest new entries with the Rolling Stones classic ‘Wild Horses’ at No12 and the title track of her album ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ at No20. Black Eyed Peas merit a special mention for ‘I Gotta Feeling’ – at No11 this week, but more significantly now the best seller of the year so far in Ireland, just ahead of Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’.