Eminem's Kamikaze album becomes his eighth Number 1 on the Official Irish Albums Chart

Plus there are new entries from Troye Sivan, Why Don't We and The Kooks.

Eminem returns to the top of the Official Irish Albums Chart this week as his surprise new album, Kamikaze, debuts at Number 1. 

Marshall Mathers' tenth studio album is his eighth record overall (including 2005's greatest hits album Curtain Call) to reach Number 1 in Ireland. His last album, Revival, topped out at Number 3 last December.

Speaking to OfficialCharts.com, Eminem joked: "Does this mean I get to call myself Sir Eminem?".

Kamikaze outperformed its closest rival - Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2) - by 3:1 to take pole position this week.

New entries and high climbers 

Elsewhere in the Top 10, Australian singer-songwriter Troye Sivan debuts at Number 7 with his second album Bloom - a significant improvement on the Number 30 peak of his 2015 debut Blue Neighbourhood - and Picture This' self-titled debut rebounds back into the Top 10 some 54 weeks after its release, up three to 10 this week.

Fast-rising US boyband Why Don't We are new at 12 with 8 Letters, their first Irish chart entry, and Brighton-born musician Passenger opens at 13 with his tenth collection Runaway. 

Following Michael Jackson's 60th birthday celebrations last week, his Essential album released in 2005 re-enters at 24, and bowing at Number 50 are The Kooks with their fifth studio album Let's Go Sunshine.

View the latest Top 50 Official Irish Albums Chart in full

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