Dermot Kennedy takes out the highest new entry on this week’s Official Irish Singles Chart.
The Dubliner has scored his first Top 10 hit with Outnumbered at Number 4, which is taken from his newly announced debut album Without Fear, set for release in September.
While her friend Ed Sheeran spends a sixth week at Number 1 with his Justin Bieber collaboration I Don’t Care, Taylor Swift impacts at Number 5 with her LGBT+ equality track You Need To Calm Down, marking her 27th Top 50 appearance and the 11th time she has entered the Top 5.
Lewis Capaldi’s Spotify Singles cover of Billie Eilish’s When The Party’s Over sees him notch up a seventh Top 50 entry at 15, one position ahead of Mabel’s Mad Love, which rises two to a new personal best of 16. Little Mix also make an appearance in the Top 20 – Bounce Back becomes their 24th Top 50 hit at 20.
Finally, Drake’s two new tracks released to celebrate Toronto Raptors’ NBA Championship win both slam dunk into the Top 50. Money in the Grave featuring Rick Ross shoots to Number 18, while Omerta lands at Number 44.
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Official Irish Homegrown Top 20
Dermot Kennedy’s brand new single has gone straight in at Number 1 on the Official Irish Homegrown Chart.
Outnumbered leads this week’s Top 20, outperforming the nearest competition by over 2:1.
The success of Outnumbered follows the announcement of Dermot’s debut album Without Fear, to be released on September 27. The singer from Rathcoole has also confirmed his biggest show ever on home soil; after a four-night, sold-out residency at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre earlier this year, Dermot will headline the 3 Arena in December.
Elsewhere on the homegrown countdown, Walking On Cars swim five places with their latest single Coldest Water, up to Number 13.
The Irish Homegrown Top 20, compiled by The Official Charts Company, highlights the biggest tracks by Irish acts each week based on combined sales across physical, download and streaming. It is the only chart focusing on artists from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.