Justin Bieber narrowly beats For Those I Love to Number 1 on the Official Irish Albums Chart

Plus Glen Hansard claims his first Top 5 album in six years.

In a narrow race separated by just 67 sales, Justin Bieber beats For Those I Love to Number 1 on this week’s Official Irish Albums Chart.

The Canadian superstar’s sixth studio album Justice is Number 1 for a second week, picking up the most streams of the week. Justice is Justin’s first album to spend more than one week at Number 1 in Ireland and held onto the top spot thanks to the release of a Triple Chucks Deluxe edition of the record.

Debuting at Number 2 is the self-titled debut album from For Those I Love. The poet and electronic artist’s first LP racked up the most downloads and vinyl sales of the past seven days.

Live at Sydney Opera House gives The Frames’ Glen Hansard his first Top 5 album six years, entering at Number 5. The Oscar winner’s first live album was the best-selling album of the week on CD.

More new entries this week include British alternative singer-songwriter Ben Howard’s fourth album Collections From The Whiteout (17), Michigan rapper NF’s new mixtape Clouds (21), and Promises from electronic producer Floating Points, saxophonist Pharoah Sanders and The London Symphony Orchestra (43).

See the full Official Irish Albums Chart Top 50

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