Ireland's Official Top 40 biggest albums of 2018 so far

Plus debut albums from Picture This, Anne-Marie, Niall Horan and more feature.

The Greatest Showman has been a cinematic and musical behemoth in 2018, so it's little wonder its much loved soundtrack is Ireland’s biggest album of the year so far.

The Motion Picture Cast Recording amassed 15 weeks at Number 1 on the Official Irish Albums Chart across three separate stints, and has never left the Top 10 since it debuted at Number 10 in January. The album includes hit songs This Is Me, Rewrite The Stars and The Greatest Show.

Current runner-up is Ed Sheeran’s Divide, Ireland's best-selling album of 2017, followed by Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys. The US rapper’s debut Stoney, released in 2016, is at 19.  

George Ezra's sophomore effort Staying at Tamara's is in fourth, while at 5 it's pop-rock band Picture This, who also score the biggest album by an Irish act of the year so far - check out the full Top 10 here. The band’s first full-length album topped the Official Irish Albums Chart last August and includes Top 40 hits Never Change and Addicted To You.

Drake's Scorpion, released in July, is already sixth biggest LP of 2018 so far, while the smash hit musical Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again sees its cast recording, also released in July, in seventh place.

Ed Sheeran makes two more appearances, with 2014’s X at Number 8 and his 2011 debut  + at 26, Taylor Swift's Reputation is at 9 – the singer performed shows in Ireland this summer – and 10th biggest album of the year is Anne-Marie's debut Speak Your Mind.

Several other debut albums also appear in the YTD Top 40: Niall Horan's Flicker is at 14; Camila, from Camila Cabello, is at 18; Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy comes in at 30; US singer-songwriter Khalid is at 35 with American Teen; and Irish band The Academic are at 37 with Tales From The Backseat.

Following the untimely death of Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan in January, the band’s greatest hits Dreams – The Collection is at 16 after re-entering at Number 3.

Ireland's Official Top 40 biggest albums of 2018 

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 THE GREATEST SHOWMAN MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING 1
2 DIVIDE ED SHEERAN 1
3 BEERBONGS & BENTLEYS POST MALONE 1
4 STAYING AT TAMARA'S GEORGE EZRA 1
5 PICTURE THIS PICTURE THIS 1
6 SCORPION DRAKE 3
7 MAMMA MIA - HERE WE GO AGAIN MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING 2
8 X ED SHEERAN 5
9 REPUTATION TAYLOR SWIFT 1
10 SPEAK YOUR MIND ANNE-MARIE 2
11 DUA LIPA DUA LIPA 1
12 ON THE ROAD CHRISTY MOORE 1
13 THE VERY BEST OF FLEETWOOD MAC 7
14 FLICKER NIALL HORAN 1
15 GOLD - GREATEST HITS ABBA 1
16 DREAMS - THE COLLECTION CRANBERRIES 3
17 QUESTION MARK XXXTENTACION 2
18 CAMILA CAMILA CABELLO 3
19 STONEY POST MALONE 6
20 SWEETENER ARIANA GRANDE 1
21 GLORY DAYS LITTLE MIX 1
22 KAMIKAZE EMINEM 1
23 CURTAIN CALL - THE HITS EMINEM 1
24 BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA PINK 1
25 THE THRILL OF IT ALL SAM SMITH 1
26 + ED SHEERAN 1
27 REVIVAL EMINEM 3
28 WILDNESS SNOW PATROL 1
29 NUMBER ONES MICHAEL JACKSON 1
30 INVASION OF PRIVACY CARDI B 2
31 RUMOURS FLEETWOOD MAC 1
32 SHAWN MENDES SHAWN MENDES 2
33 DAMN. KENDRICK LAMAR 2
34 MAMMA MIA MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING 5
35 AMERICAN TEEN KHALID 18
36 17 XXXTENTACION 9
37 TALES FROM THE BACKSEAT ACADEMIC 1
38 LEGEND BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS 8
39 DIAMONDS ELTON JOHN 10
40 LEGACY DAVID BOWIE 7

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