Gavin James earn his first Number 1 on the Official Irish Albums Chart with the Boxes EP

21 Savage & Metro Boomin, Roisin Murphy, and Blackpink are new in this week's Top 10.

Gavin James is Number 1 on the Official Irish Albums Chart for the very first time in his career.

The Boxes EP debuts at the top spot, besting Gavin’s previous charting efforts with his debut album Bitter Pill which topped out at Number 5 in 2016, and 2018’s Only Ticket Home which peaked at Number 2. The Boxes EP had the most physical and download sales this week.

Celebrating his chart-topping achievement next to his piano, Gavin told “Thanks to everyone who bought it and has supported me over the years.”

Gavin is the fourth Homegrown act to score a Number 1 in 2020 following Hudson TaylorNiall Horan and The Coronas.

UPDATED: Ireland's Official Top 50 biggest albums of 2020 so far

Atlanta rapper and producer pairing 21 Savage and Metro Boomin secure Irish personal bests with their new album Savage Mode II at Number 4, while another Irish artist making a strong debut this week is dance legend Roisin Murphy. The former Moloko singer’s new disco album Roisin Machine enters at Number 5, Roisin’s highest-charting album ever either a solo artist or as part of her former duo.

K-pop girl group Blackpink take out their first Top 10 album in Ireland with their Korean-language debut The Album (6), and there’s a re-entry for Oasis’ (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? just outside the Top 10 following its 25th anniversary vinyl reissue (11).

UPDATED: Ireland's Official Top 50 biggest songs of 2020 so far

Legendary rockers Bon Jovi scoop their ninth Top 20 since 2000 with 2020, new at 16, iconic British group Queen’s first album with US glam-rock singer Adam Lambert titled Live Around The World bows at 22, Us + Them, a live album from Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters starts out at 27, and the first album from Slipknot frontman Corey Titled called CMFT enters at 29.

Kentucky rapper Bryson Tiller streams his way to a Number 38 debut with third album Anniversary, Dublin singer-songwriter Ailbhe Reddy’s debut album Personal History is a new entry at Number 47, and finally, Sufjan Stevens’ The Ascension makes its Top 50 debut at Number 48 following its physical release.

See the full Official Irish Albums Chart Top 50


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