Drake's Scorpion holds off The Greatest Showman to claim second week at Number 1 on the Official Irish Albums Chart

Plus there are new entries from Years & Years, The Coronas and Tom Grennan on this week's chart.

Drake has held on to claim a second week at Number 1 on the Official Irish Albums Chart.

Last week, the rapper and singer’s latest album Scorpion became his first chart-topping record in the country. This week he fends of fierce competition from The Greatest Showman, which rebounds from 2 to Number 2, while George Ezra's Staying At Tamara's completes the Top 3.

New entries and high climbers 

Pop trio Years & Years claim this week’s highest new entry with their second album Palo Santo at Number 6, the follow up to their chart-topping debut Communion, and Picture This’ self-titled debut returns to the Top 10, up a place to Number 10.

The latest album from Irish folk legend Christy Moore is also on the climb – On The Road jumps five places to Number 12 - and Dublin rockers The Coronas debut at Number 18 with Reprise, a mini-album of previously unfinished songs and tracks that didn’t quite fit on their previous albums.

Further down, Tom Grennan’s debut album Lighting Matches opens at 28, the original Mamma Mia soundtrack re-enters at 43 ahead of the sequel's release next week, and following his massive show at Marlay Park this week, Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic returns to the Top 50 at 46.

Check out Ireland's Official Top 40 biggest albums of 2018 so far here.

View this week's Top 40 Official Irish Albums Chart in full

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