Lewis Capaldi has debuted at Number 1 on this week’s Official Irish Singles Chart with Hold Me While You Wait.
The Scotsman’s latest track taken from his debut album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent – released May 17 – rocketed to the top spot with a lead of 599 combined sales. The song was the most downloaded of the week and ends the four-week reign of Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road which drops to Number 2.
Lewis told OfficialCharts.com/Ireland: “Ireland, I could kiss you all passionately on the mouth… with tongues. [Ireland] is the first ever country I’ve had two Number 1s in. It’s incredible. Thank you so much to everyone who went out and streamed and bought it. Madness!”
Now with two chart toppers and five Top 50 hits under his belt, Ireland is officially Lewis Capaldi’s most successful territory in relation of chart accomplishments.
Shawn Mendes breezes to his fourth Top 10 entry as If I Can’t Have You lands at Number 7, while Logic & Eminem’s collaboration Homicide debuts just outside the top flight at Number 12.
A Top 10 hit in parts of Australasia, Dominic Fike’s 3 Nights gains more ground on Irish soil, rising six to 19, and Kygo & Rita Ora are not far behind with Carry On at 24, this week’s highest climber. Ellie Goulding’s sixteenth Irish hit, aptly named Sixteen, lifts six positions to 25, and Lizzo’s highest charting song yet in Ireland, Truth Hurts surges once more, up six places to 29.
Bazzi claims a third Top 50 hit with Paradise (35), Billie Eilish makes her ninth Irish Singles Chart appearance with My Strange Addiction (39), and there’s a final new entry from Martin Garrix’s Summer Days featuring Macklemore and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy (42).
Listen to The National Chart Show with Bláthnaid Treacy at 8pm every Friday on RTÉ 2FM.
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