Dermot Kennedy fends off Taylor Swift for Number 1 on the Official Irish Albums Chart

Dermot holds onto the top spot, but Taylor continues to knock on the door of Number 1 with Evermore.

Dermot Kennedy retains the top spot on this week’s Official Irish Albums Chart, taking out a 17th non-consecutive week at Number 1 with Without Fear.

The County Dublin singer-songwriter’s debut album was the most purchased and streamed album of the last seven days, edging out Taylor Swift’s Evermore, which remains at its peak position of Number 2 for a second week.

Australian rapper The Kid Laroi’s debut commercial mixtape F**k Love is back in the top flight for the first time in six weeks, advancing 14 slots to Number 6. Miley Cyrus also rebounds into the Top 10, after three weeks away, rising five to Number 7 with Plastic Hearts.

Juice WRLD’s posthumous chart-topper Legends Never Die vaults 11 spots spots (10), Little Mix’s Number 1 album Confetti advances four positions (13), Taylor Swift’s Folklore gains ground of five places (14), and Ed Sheeran’s ÷ climbs 11 rungs following the success of his new release Afterglow (16).

See the full Official Irish Albums Chart Top 50