Ariana Grande’s thank u, next extends its reign over the Official Irish Singles Chart for a fifth week, and makes history in doing so.
The Floridian singer claims the strongest week of video streams ever in Ireland, with 749,000 plays in the last seven days. Eminem held the previous record of 531,000 with his single Killshot.
In an all-female Top 5 this week, Ava Max reaches a new peak with Sweet But Psycho, up one to Number 2, while Without Me by Halsey also claims to a personal best, lifting a place to Number 3. Rita Ora’s Let You Love Me returns to its peak position of Number 4, and Zara Larsson zooms five to Number 5 with Ruin My Life, her third Top 5 appearance.
New entries and high climbers
Mark Ronson & Miley Cyrus have this week’s highest new entry at Number 11 with Nothing Breaks Like A Heart, just ahead of Rewrite The Stars by James Arthur & Anne-Marie, which rises seven places to Number 12. Ellie Goulding & Diplo’s Close To Me ft. Swae Lee also ascends seven, reaching Number 13.
6ix9ine secures three new entries this week with tracks from his new album Dummy Boy: Kika ft. Tory Lanez (24), Tik Tok ft. Lil Baby (28) and Mama with Nicki Minaj & Kanye West (29).
Elsewhere, a Christmas charity single called Lean On Me credited to Colmans Stand Together opens at Number 27 after just two days on sale. The track – a cover of the Bill Withers classic - was recorded by a group of students from St Colman’s College in Fermoy in support of their classmate who has been diagnosed with cancer.
Meek Mill makes his first Irish Singles Chart appearance with Going Bad ft. Drake at Number 30, and there’s another chart debut for UK X Factor winner Dalton Harris - his James Arthur collaboration The Power of Love enters at 35. The 1975 are also new this week with It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You) at 45.
Finally, Christmas has come early in the Irish Top 50, with six festive tracks making appearances. They are: Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You (14), Fairytale of New York from The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl (25), Wham’s Last Christmas (26); Do They Know It’s Christmas from Band Aid (41); Ariana Grande’s Santa Tell Me (44), and Michael Buble’s It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas (48).
View every Official Irish Singles Chart Number 1 of 2018: