Ireland's Official Top 50 biggest albums of 2022 so far

Harry Styles, Fontaines D.C., The Weeknd and Dermot Kennedy all secure places in the list.

Harry Styles’ Harry’s House is the biggest album in Ireland so far in 2022, IRMA and the Official Charts Company can confirm. 

Year-to-date data shows that Harry’s House has pulled ahead of nearest competition, Ed Sheeran’s = (Equals) to shift more units than any other LP in Ireland this year so far. 

Harry’s House - the third solo album from Harry - is the most-streamed and also the most physically-purchased album of the year so far in Ireland. Lead single As It Was is today also named the biggest song in Ireland this year so far, meaning the Redditch-born superstar has both the biggest album and single in Ireland of 2022 so far.

Coming in at second place is Ed Sheeran’s blockbuster album = (Equals), which has the most digital downloads of any album in Ireland of 2022 so far. Equals was named the biggest album in Ireland of 2021 as a whole, and Ed makes a total of three appearances in the chart; once again in the Top 10 with Divide (5) and in the larger Top 50 with X (28). 

The biggest album by an Irish artist is Dermot Kennedy’s 2019 debut Without Fear (4), which is still proving to be extremely popular, going on for three years after its release. Dermot’s highly-anticipated second album is due for release later this year.

And finally, three further releases from 2022 feature in the Top 50; The Weeknd’s sinister concept record Dawn FM (18), Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers (27) - the first album in five years from acclaimed rapper Kendrick Lamar - and Dublin five-piece Fontaines D.C. round off the new entries with April’s chart-topping Skinty Fia (37).

Ireland's Official Top 50 biggest albums of 2022 so far

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 HARRY'S HOUSE HARRY STYLES 1
2 = ED SHEERAN 1
3 SOUR OLIVIA RODRIGO 1
4 WITHOUT FEAR DERMOT KENNEDY 1
5 DIVIDE ED SHEERAN 1
6 FINE LINE HARRY STYLES 1
7 50 YEARS - DON'T STOP FLEETWOOD MAC 4
8 BETWEEN US LITTLE MIX 2
9 GREATEST HITS QUEEN 5
10 CURTAIN CALL - THE HITS EMINEM 1
11 GOLD - GREATEST HITS ABBA 1
12 DIAMONDS ELTON JOHN 3
13 30 ADELE 1
14 FUTURE NOSTALGIA DUA LIPA 1
15 PLANET HER DOJA CAT 3
16 THE HIGHLIGHTS WEEKND 3
17 DIVINELY UNINSPIRED TO A HELLISH EXTENT LEWIS CAPALDI 1
18 DAWN FM WEEKND 1
19 RUMOURS FLEETWOOD MAC 5
20 HAPPIER THAN EVER BILLIE EILISH 1
21 WE'RE ALL ALONE IN THIS TOGETHER DAVE 1
22 FOLKLORE TAYLOR SWIFT 1
23 TALES FROM THE SCRIPT - GREATEST HITS SCRIPT 1
24 1989 TAYLOR SWIFT 1
25 MR. MORALE & THE BIG STEPPERS KENDRICK LAMAR 1
26 RED (TAYLOR'S VERSION) TAYLOR SWIFT 1
27 DUA LIPA DUA LIPA 3
28 X ED SHEERAN 1
29 GREATEST HITS BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN 1
30 SINGLES MAROON 5 22
31 LOVER TAYLOR SWIFT 1
32 LEGEND BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS 8
33 CERTIFIED LOVER BOY DRAKE 1
34 DERMOT KENNEDY DERMOT KENNEDY 4
35 1 BEATLES 6
36 LEGACY DAVID BOWIE 7
37 SKINTY FIA FONTAINES DC 1
38 U218 SINGLES U2 8
39 AM ARCTIC MONKEYS 1
40 GREATEST HITS RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS 2
41 GREATEST HITS PITBULL 25
42 BEST OF 50 CENT 23
43 HARRY STYLES HARRY STYLES 1
44 JUSTICE JUSTIN BIEBER 1
45 HOZIER HOZIER 1
46 NEVERMIND NIRVANA 5
47 WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP WHERE DO WE GO BILLIE EILISH 1
48 TEENAGE DREAM KATY PERRY 34
49 GRADUATION KANYE WEST 32
50 PIANO MAN - THE VERY BEST OF BILLY JOEL 1

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