After two weeks in the runner-up spot, Usher climbs to the top of the Singles Chart this week with ‘OMG’ (feat. Will.i.am) – his tenth Irish hit single and second No1, six years after reaching the top with ‘Yeah!’.
The Glee Cast leap seventeen places from No19 to No2 with Madonna’s ‘Like A Prayer’, while their ‘Gives You Hell’ travels in the opposite direction, down nine places from No1 to No10. James O’Connor & Audrey Trainor have this week’s highest new entry at No9 with ‘Falling Up’, released across seven versions covering a range of genres. Cathy Davey has the next new entry at No17 with her independently-released ‘Little Red’ – her first Irish hit single despite both albums making the Top 30. Nashville country music group Lady Antebellum have the third and final Top 20 new entry with their US triple-platinum single ‘Need You Now’ new at No18.
AC/DC’s ‘Iron Man 2’ soundtrack holds at No1 on the Album Chart for a second week, ahead of a resurgent Lady Gaga who jumps from No7 back to No2 with ‘The Fame’. Glee’s ‘The Power Of Madonna’ is this week’s highest climber, up seventeen places from No22 to No5, which means there are now three Glee albums in the Top 10 – Volume 1 is at No8 and Volume 2 is at No9. Josh Ritter has this week’s highest new entry at No7 with his seventh album ‘So Runs The World Away’, his fourth Irish Top 10 album following ‘Hello Starling’ (2003), ‘The Animal Years’ (2006) and ‘The Historical Conquests Of’ (2007). Usher has the next new entry at No17 with his sixth studio album ‘Raymond v Raymond’, the follow-up to ‘Here I Stand’ which debuted at No2 in May 2008.