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27/May/2011

First Lady

There are no surprises this week as Lady Gaga lands at No1 on the Album Chart with her eagerly-anticipated second album ‘Born This Way’. Her debut album is a hard act to follow: since release in January 2009 ‘The Fame’ has spent 8 weeks at No1 and has taken up permanent residence in the Top 50 throughout this time.
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20/May/2011

Jedward's Chart Consolation

This time last year, Germany won the Eurovision Song Contest and their winning song ‘Satellite’ debuted at No2 on the Irish Charts for Lena, well ahead of Niamh Kavanagh’s song for Ireland ‘It’s For You’ which peaked at No8. This year it’s a different story: Jedward’s ‘Lipstick’ rockets to No1 while Azerbaijan’s winning entry ‘Running Scared’ by Ell & Nikki enters the chart at a lowly No41.
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13/May/2011

Great Day For Ryan

With Adele’s reign at the top of the Album Chart stretching to 14 weeks, Monaghan singer/songwriter Ryan Sheridan mounts a formidable challenge this week, landing at No2 with his debut album ‘The Day You Live Forever’.
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06/May/2011

Another Week, Another Challenge – But Adele Holds On

Adele takes a thirteenth week at the top of the Album Chart with ‘21’ as this week’s strongest challenger Fleet Foxes land at No3 with their second album ‘Helplessness Blues’ – well ahead of their self-titled debut album which entered the chart at No39 in June 2008 and peaked at No23 six months later.
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