Coldplay claim sixth chart-topping album in Ireland with Music Of The Spheres

Plus Irish stars Christy Dignam, Derek Ryan and David Keenan score big entries in this week's Top 50.

Coldplay deliver an out-of-this-world performance on the Official Irish Albums Chart as their new album Music Of The Spheres enters at Number 1.

The band’s ninth studio album becomes their sixth to reach the summit in Ireland, and their first in seven years, since 2013’s Ghost Stories.

Coldplay’s Number 1 albums in Ireland are: A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2002), X&Y (2005), Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (2008), Mylo Xyloto (2011), and Ghost Stories (2013).

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The imminent arrival of Adele’s new album 30 sends her previous two albums 25 and 21 to Numbers 2 and 4 respectively, while her debut record 19 sits climbs to Number 21.

Elsewhere in the Top 10, a reissue of The Beatles’ iconic Let It Be is new at 3, frontman of Irish rock band Aslan Christy Dignam enters at 7 with his defiant solo debut The Man Who Stayed Alive, and County Carlow country singer Derek Ryan lands at 10 with Soft Ground.

Further down, indie band Lovejoy open at Number 14 with their EP Pebble Brain, British artist Joy Crookes is new at 26 with her debut collection Skin, and Dundalk-born artist David Keenan enters at 33 with his second record What Then?.

Finally, rising star PinkPantheress enters at 36 with her debut mixtape To Hell With It, and US rapepr Young Thug bows at 38 with his second album Punk.

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

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