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27/Jan/2006

Monkey Business

Sheffield’s Arctic Monkeys take the Album Chart by storm this week, debuting at No1 with ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That Is What I’m Not’, and in the process setting a new first-week sales record for a debut album in Ireland (since 1992, when Chart-Track records began).
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20/Jan/2006

Beyoncé Checks In At Number 4

After several quiet weeks the Singles Chart livens up this week: the Top 3 titles remain unchanged, but there are 6 new entries in the Top 20. Beyoncé (feat. Slim Thug) leads the pack of newcomers with ‘Check On It’ debuting at No4, her 7th Irish solo hit single and second most successful to date – only ‘Crazy In Love’ charted higher (No1 in 1993).
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13/Jan/2006

Bedlam’s Back

After topping the Year-End Album Chart for 2005, James Blunt’s ‘Back To Bedlam’ now returns to No1 on the second chart of the New Year, up from No3 last week.
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06/Jan/2006

Shayne Scores New Year Goal

X-Factor victor Shayne Ward makes it to No1 this week with ‘That’s My Goal’, after debuting at No3 two weeks ago and climbing to No2 last week. Stock shortages over Christmas held him back for 2 weeks, but this week he takes a massive lead over all-comers, accounting for nearly 50% of all singles sales in Ireland over the past 7 days.
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