Congratulations to Dublin alt-rockers Kodaline who have earned their third Number 1 on the Official Irish Albums Chart.
New set Politics of Living romped to the top with near double the sales of its nearest rival, Rod Stewart’s Blood Red Roses, at Number 2.
Kodaline’s first chart-topper was debut album In A Perfect World in 2012, followed by sophomore album Coming Up For Air hitting Number 1 in 2015. Politics of Living has already spawned the Top 50 singles Brother and Follow Your Fire.
Kodaline told OfficialCharts.com/Ireland: “We just want to thank you guys in Ireland so much for making Politics of Living Number 1. It means the world to us. Youse are all legends!”
After four weeks at Number 1, Eminem’s Kamikaze falls to 3, two slots ahead of another iconic rapper; Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V bows at Number 5.
New entries and high climbers
Cher claims her first Top 10 album in Ireland for 20 years, with Dancing Queen at 10, while Logic secures his third Top 50 entry with YSIV at 19. Sigala also makes a dent in the Top 20; his debut collection Brighter Days enters at 20.
Following her two nights at Dublin’s 3 Arena last week, Shania Twain’s Greatest Hits returns to the Top 50 at 39, and finally, Westlife’s Unbreakable: The Greatest Hits - Volume 1 impacts at Number 45 after they announced that new music and a new tour are coming soon.
Take a look at every Official Irish Albums Chart Number 1 of the year: