Beyoncé earns the Official Irish Chart Double following the release of her seventh studio album, RENAISSANCE.
As the album itself finishes in first place across all formats - physical, downloads and streaming - to become her latest chart-topping collection on the Official Irish Albums Chart, its lead single Break My Soul also claims Number 1 this week on the Official Irish Singles Chart, dethroning Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill following an impressive seven weeks at Number 1.
Bey’s influence on the Irish Singles Chart continues further down, as she claims the two highest new entries of the week with ALIEN SUPERSTAR (17) and CUFF IT (18).
Official Irish Singles Chart
Cian Ducrot enters the Top 10 with All For You, climbing to a new high of Number 9, his first Top 10 single in Ireland. Further down the Top 20, Becky Hill & David Guetta rebound four places back up to Number 20 with Remember.
Calvin Harris, Justin Timberlake, Halsey and Pharrell climb to a new peak of 23 with Stay With Me, while Sigala & Talia Mar’s Stay The Night rises four to Number 25.
East London DJ Eliza Rose enters the chart with mega-viral hit B.O.T.A. (Baddest of them All), soaring to Number 26 to become Eliza’s first Top 50 single.
Two more new entries are up next, as Fred Again.. and Swedish House Mafia burst into the Top 50 with Turn On The Lights Again (34), while Taylor Swift sees August – from her 2020 album folklore – also enter the chart for the first time (38).
Finally, Chris Brown sees 2019 track Under The Influence fly into the chart at Number 46 after it recently went viral.
Official Irish Albums Chart
As Beyoncé claims chart supremacy this week, Harry Styles’ Harry’s House (2) and Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR (3) hang on to their Top 3 placings with strong performances on physical and digital download.
Little Mix’s Between Us collection returns to the Top 20 this week after climbing three (18), closely followed by Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia (19) and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours (20).
Bob Marley & The Wailers sail 16 to Number 24 with greatest hits album Legend, and Kate Bush’s The Whole Story flies 34 places to Number 27. The Cranberries see 2013 compilation Dreams: The Collection back in the chart at Number 40.
Finally, last week’s Number 1, The Sweetest Part by Gavin James holds onto a spot in this week’s chart at Number 49.