With three quarters of the year down, OfficialCharts.com/Ireland can today reveal the most popular albums with the Irish public in 2019 so far.
Lewis Capaldi claims Ireland’s biggest album released in 2019 with Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent. Ireland’s fastest-selling debut album of the decade by a male artist, the album has so far spent five weeks at Number 1 and features two chart-topping singles in Someone You Loved and Hold Me While You Wait.
While Lewis claims the biggest album released this year, the overall best-seller since January 1 is the Motion Picture Cast Recording to The Greatest Showman. The soundtrack first released in December 2017 has shifted more copies on physical and download formats than any other so far this year and is also the fourth most streamed record.
Billie Eilish takes the honours for the most streamed album of 2019 to date with her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, also the year’s longest-reigning Number 1 at six weeks and biggest by a female artist. Ariana Grande ranks in fourth with Thank U, Next, followed by A Star Is Born’s cast recording in fifth position.
2019’s biggest album not to reach Number 1 on the Irish Top 50 is Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody OST, which peaked at Number 2 and sits in sixth position in the year-to-date chart. Ed Sheeran cemented his place as the act with most weeks at Number 1 on the Official Irish Albums Chart this decade (61 weeks) with No.6 Collaborations Project, which is 2019’s seventh biggest LP.
Picture This are ninth with their second studio album MDRN LV, 2019’s biggest album by an Irish act so far, while fellow homegrown acts in the Top 20 include Hozier’s chart-topping album Wasteland, Baby! at 13 and Dermot Kennedy’s self-titled collection makes an appearance at 16. Fellow Irish acts Walking On Cars at 41 with Colours and Gavin James’ Only Ticket Home is at 47.
The international male soloist with the most Number 1 albums this decade, Bruce Springsteen’s chart-topper Western Stars shines at Number 12, while the woman with the most chart-topping records since 2010 Taylor Swift occupies Number 25 with Lover. Fellow 2019 Number 1 albums Hurts 2B Human from Pink and Hollywood’s Bleeding by Post Malone are at Number 30 and Number 38 respectively.
Ireland's Official Top 50 biggest albums of 2019 so far
|1||THE GREATEST SHOWMAN||MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING||1|
|2||DIVINELY UNINSPIRED TO A HELLISH EXTENT||LEWIS CAPALDI||1|
|3||WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP WHERE DO WE GO||BILLIE EILISH||1|
|4||THANK U NEXT||ARIANA GRANDE||1|
|5||A STAR IS BORN||MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING||1|
|6||BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY - OST||QUEEN||2|
|7||NO 6 COLLABORATIONS PROJECT||ED SHEERAN||1|
|8||STAYING AT TAMARA'S||GEORGE EZRA||2|
|9||MDRN LV||PICTURE THIS||1|
|11||DON'T SMILE AT ME||BILLIE EILISH||4|
|12||WESTERN STARS||BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN||1|
|14||DUA LIPA||DUA LIPA||3|
|15||BEERBONGS & BENTLEYS||POST MALONE||1|
|16||DERMOT KENNEDY||DERMOT KENNEDY||5|
|17||50 YEARS - DON'T STOP||FLEETWOOD MAC||5|
|20||PICTURE THIS||PICTURE THIS||1|
|21||GOLD - GREATEST HITS||ABBA||1|
|23||ALWAYS IN BETWEEN||JESS GLYNNE||4|
|26||MAMMA MIA - HERE WE GO AGAIN||MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING||1|
|28||SPEAK YOUR MIND||ANNE-MARIE||4|
|30||HURTS 2B HUMAN||PINK||1|
|31||CURTAIN CALL - THE HITS||EMINEM||1|
|38||HOLLYWOOD'S BLEEDING||POST MALONE||1|
|40||WHAT IS LOVE||CLEAN BANDIT||22|
|41||COLOURS||WALKING ON CARS||2|
|42||GOODBYE & GOOD RIDDANCE||JUICE WRLD||16|
|43||DREAMS - THE COLLECTION||CRANBERRIES||3|
|45||GREATEST HITS||BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN||1|
|47||ONLY TICKET HOME||GAVIN JAMES||2|
|49||SHAWN MENDES||SHAWN MENDES||2|
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