Every Irish Number 1 album of 2018

We look back at all the huge albums that have topped the Official Irish Albums Chart in 2018.

From Ed Sheeran's two-week reign right back at the top of the year, 2018 has been an eclectic year for Official Irish Albums Chart Number 1s.

Huge movie musicals have played a big part this year: The Greatest Showman spent 14 weeks at Number 1 over three separate stints, while the cast recording of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again logged a month at Number 1 on release in July.

There were quite a few firsts at the top of the Official Irish Albums Chart. Post Malone, J. Cole, Drake and Kanye West all hit Number 1 for the first time, and Westmeath rockers The Academic spent two weeks at Number 1 with their debut album Tales from the Backseat.

The only female solo stars to hit the top were Taylor Swift, whose Reputation sneaked back to Number 1 for a week in June, and Ariana Grande, who racked up a second chart-topper when Sweetener went straight in at Number 1.

Remember every Official Irish Albums Chart Number 1, and brush up on chart trivia in our gallery:

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