Tinie Tempah heads straight to the top of this week’s Singles Chart with his third single release ‘Written In The Stars’ (feat Eric Turner), earning him his first Irish No1, eclipsing both his first single ‘Pass Out’ which peaked at No6 and ‘Frisky’ which reached No3.
The Script’s 3-week reign at the top comes to an end this week as ‘For The First Time’ drops to No2, while music producer turned performer Bruno Mars sees his first solo single ‘Just The Way You Are’ climb to No3 from last week’s No12. Taio Cruz’s ‘Dynamite’ holds at No4 while Katy Perry drops two places to complete the Top 5. With TV’s Glee Season 2 now airing, The Glee Cast make their usual mark on the Singles Chart with six tracks in the Top 40 and three climbing into the Top 20: ‘Billionaire’ rises from last week’s No25 to No15, ‘Telephone’ moves up from No22 to No18 and ‘Empire State Of Mind’ climbs from No29 to No20.
The Script continue at No1 on the Album Chart for a third week with ‘Science & Faith’ while also holding onto third place with their self-titled first album - with Imelda May’s ‘Mayhem’ sitting tight in between at No2. Michael Bublé’s ‘Crazy Love’ and Mumford & Sons’ ‘Sigh No More’ both benefit this week from live Dublin performances, each climbing 11 places to take No4 and No5 respectively. Neil Young has this week’s highest new entry with his 33rd solo studio album ‘Le Noise’ at No14, followed by new entries for Mark Ronson & The Business Intl’s ‘Record Collection’ at No16 (a better placing than his 2007 release ‘Version’ which peaked at No23) and Eric Clapton’s ‘Clapton’ at No20.