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2006 – Love Conquers All

Westlife take a sixth consecutive week at No1 on the Album Chart with ‘The Love Album’ and in the process they beat Snow Patrol’s ‘Eyes Open’ in the battle for the year’s best-selling album, overtaking them on the final stretch around lunchtime last Friday. more


Leona X-mas Winner

X Factor winner Leona debuts at the top of the Singles Chart this week with ‘A Moment Like This’ to claim the coveted Christmas Number One spot – quite an achievement, given the CD has only been on the shelves for 2 days and the download has only been available for 5 days. more


Christmas Comes Early For Westlife

One week before the Official Christmas Chart, Westlife make it four consecutive weeks at the top of the Album Chart with ‘The Love Album’. In terms of both chart performance and sales, this is their most successful album to date, selling almost twice as many in the first month as their previous fastest-seller ‘Coast To Coast’ six years ago. more


Smack That Beats Take That

As Christmas approaches, the flood of new releases is reduced to a trickle and stability sets in at the top of the charts. Akon (feat. Eminem) has the best-selling single in Ireland for a third week with ‘Smack That’, and Eminem also debuts further down at No28 with ‘You Don’t Know’ – the first single from his ‘Eminem Presents Re-Up’ album, featuring 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and new protégé Ca$his. more


Westlife Lead The Pack - Again

Westlife continue to dominate the Album Chart with sales dipping just 16% against their debut last week, giving them the highest ‘week 2’ sales for any album in Ireland since The Beatles ‘1’ six years ago. more