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Dream Debut For Bruce

Bruce Springsteen releases his 16th studio album ‘Working On A Dream’ this week and debuts at No1 on the Album Chart – his fourth consecutive Irish No1 following ‘Devils & Dust’, ‘Live In Dublin’ and ‘Magic’. His opening sales figures, however, are higher than any of his three previous albums, and greater than the combined sales of the rest of this week’s Top 5 albums. more


Morrison Makes His Mark

It’s all change at the top of the Album Chart this week with James Morrison vaulting from No13 to No1 with ‘Songs For You, Truths For Me’ – just 7 sales ahead of Beyoncé who slips to No2 after two weeks on top. This, his second album, debuted at No14 on release in September last year, but now surpasses the No5 peak for his first album ‘Undiscovered’ in 2006 to give him his first Irish No1. more


First Lady

After debuting at No11 two weeks ago and climbing to No2 last week, Lady Gaga takes the No1 spot this week with ‘Just Dance’, deposing Alexandra Burke who slips to No2 after four weeks on top. Not content with taking the No1 spot, Lady Gaga also has this week’s highest (and only) Top 30 new entry at No8 with downloads of ‘Poker Face’, cementing her achievement as the first new artist to break through in 2009. more


Beyoncé is…Number One

In November last year Beyoncé debuted at No3 on the Album Chart with her third solo album ‘I Am…Sasha Fierce’, and after seven weeks she now climbs convincingly from No8 to claim the No1 spot. more


Still On Top

Alexandra Burke starts 2009 holding on at the top of this week’s Singles Chart for a third week as the girls grab the Top 3 with Beyoncé moving up to No2 from last week’s No3 with ‘If I Were A Boy’ and Leona Lewis taking ‘Run’ back up 4 places to No3. Katy Perry also turns round as ‘Hot ‘N’ Cold’ climbs from No17 to No5. more