Justin Bieber takes the No1 crown on the Album Chart this week, moving up from last week’s No6, as ‘My Worlds’ - the expanded re-issue of his debut album - helps propel him to the top giving him his first ever Irish Number One.
‘Glee - The Music: Vol 2’ is pushed down into second place while ‘Glee – The Music: Vol 1’ remains at No3. Mumford & Sons are also non-movers at No4 with ‘Sigh No More’ while Lady Gaga’s ‘The Fame’ drops three places to No5. In a quiet week for new releases this week’s highest new entry is awarded to Jonsi – better known as part of Sigur Ros – whose debut solo album ‘Go’ enters the Chart at No15 while Rufus Wainwright enters at No37 with his sixth studio album ‘All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu’.
The Single Chart sees no change at the top as Lady Gaga and Beyoncé hold firm with ‘Telephone’ and take a 3rd week at No1. Train’s ‘Hey, Soul Sister’ enters the Top 10 at No2 – up from last week’s No11 – while Timbaland’s ‘Carry Out’ (feat. Justin Timbalake) is one of the week’s highest climbers moving up to No3 from last week’s No19. Rihanna’s ‘Rude Boy’ drops a place to No4 as Jedward turn around with ‘Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby) and rise two places to complete the Top 5.
Usher feat. Will.I.Am also makes a good climb up the Chart from No42 to No11 with ‘OMG’ while this week’s Chart contains only two new entries. Paramore enter at No31 with ‘The Only Exception’ – only their second time in the Top 50 – 2009’s ‘Ignorance’ just dented the Chart reaching No49 and Taio Cruz Feat. Ke$ha debuts with ‘Dirty Picture’ at No42.