Lady Gaga claims third Number 1 on the Official Irish Albums Chart with Chromatica

Plus The Scratch claim the year's biggest week of vinyl sales and reach a new peak with their debut album.

Lady Gaga’s new album Chromatica debuts at Number 1 on this week’s Official Irish Albums Chart.

The US megastar’s sixth collection is her third chart topper in Ireland as a credited artist following The Fame/The Fame Monster (2009) and Born This Way (2011). Gaga was also part of A Star Is Born’s chart-topping Motion Picture Cast Recording (2018).

In the process, Chromatica has scored 2020’s biggest week of album downloads and outsold the rest of the Top 5 combined.

MORE: Ireland's Official Top 50 biggest albums of 2020 so far

Last week’s Number 1 Dissimulation from KSI drops two places to Number 3, while Norwegian DJ Kygo earns his second Top 10 album with Golden Hour at 7.

Dublin group The Scratch clinch the biggest weekly vinyl sales tally of 2020 so far, following the release of the band’s debut album Couldn’t Give A Rats on wax. The album – which first entered the charts at Number 41 in April based on downloads and streams only – reaches a new peak this week of Number 9.

Finally UK rapper Aitch’s latest EP Polaris debuts at Number 50.

See the full Official Irish Albums Chart Top 50

Image: Francesco Carrozzini | © IRMA