Adele scores the Official Irish Chart Double as 30 claims biggest opening week of 2021

30 becomes Adele's third Number 1 album in Ireland, outperforming the rest of this week's Top 10 combined.

Adele dominates this week’s Official Irish Charts as her new album 30 lands straight in at Number 1 with the biggest opening week chart sales of 2021 so far.

30 marks Adele’s third consecutive Number 1 album in Ireland – following 21 (2011) and 25 (2015), which appear at Numbers 13 and 18 this week – and outperforms the rest of this week’s Top 10 combined.

Adele also claims the rare Official Chart Double this week as Easy On Me reclaims the Number 1 spot for a fifth total week at the summit. Two more songs from 30 also land in the Top 5 – Oh My God at Number 3, and I Drink Wine at Number 5.

Meanwhile, veteran Irish troubadour Christy Moore is new at Number 2 on this week’s Official Albums Chart with his 31st solo album Flying Into Mystery.

Elsewhere in the Top 10, Robert Plan & Alison Krauss open at Number 6 with Raise The Roof, a recording of Oasis’ Knebworth 1996 enters at Number 7, and Bruce Springsteen secures another Top flight collection with The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts at Number 10.

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New in this week’s Top 20 is a 30th anniversary of U2’s Achtung Baby at 11, and London rap collective D-Block Europe are at 20 with their new mixtape Home Alone 2.

The festive season has officially arrived on the chart! Michael Bublé’s enduring Christmas album, which gets a 10th anniversary reissue this week, zooms 24 places to Number 16.

Further down, classical collection Happy Together by Andre Rieu & The Johann Strauss Orchestra opens at Number 30, Elbow’s new album recorded in lockdown Flying Dream 1 is new at 39, and James Blunt’s new greatest hits, The Stars Beneath My Feet (2004 – 2021) lands at Number 41.

View this week's Official Irish Albums Chart Top 50 in full

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