Eminem does the double this week, securing the top spots on both the Singles and Album charts as ‘Recovery’ returns to the the top of the Album Chart from last weeks No2 – a feat he achieved back in 2002 with ‘Without Me’ and ‘The Eminem Show’
Arcade Fire slip a place to No2 while Iron Maiden achieve this week’s highest new entry with their 15th studio album ‘The Final Frontier ‘ occupying the No3 slot. This gives them their best Irish placing in the last twenty years, surpassing 2006’s ‘A Matter Of Life And Death’ which peaked at No5 and 2003’s ‘Dance Of Death’ which reached No6. David Gray also gains a top ten new entry with ‘Foundling’ which enters at No9 – not quite a match for 2009’s ’Draw The Line’ which debuted at No2 and his three previous albums which all went straight in at No1. The Saturdays complete the trio of new entries in the top ten entering at No10 with ‘Headlines’ – their best showing on the Album Chart to date: their debut ‘Chasing Lights’ peaked at No34 while last year’s ‘Wordshaker’ halted at No36.
This week’s Singles Chart remains steady with no change to last week’s Top 5. Eminem (Feat. Rihanna) stays at No1 with ‘Love The Way You Lie’ while Flo Rida Feat. David Guetta’s ‘Club Can’t Handle Me’ holds on at No2 and Yolanda’s ‘We Speak No Americano’ sits tight at No3. Irish DJ’s The Hijackers produce this week’s highest new entry debuting at No9 with ‘Lose Your Mind’ while Roll Deep see ‘Green Light’, their follow up to their recent top twenty hit ‘’Good Times’ , enter the chart at No18.