Lewis Capaldi claims Ireland's fastest-selling debut album of the decade by a male artist with Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent: "That's mad"

The National and Tyler, The Creator score new entries in the Top 10.

Lewis Capaldi claims Ireland’s fastest-selling debut album of the decade by a male artist as his new LP, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, enters the Official Irish Albums Chart at Number 1.

Overall, Lewis’s album is the fourth-fastest seller since 2010, behind Mary Byrne’s Mine & Yours, Planet Jedward from Jedward, and One Direction’s Up All Night.

The album, which racked up 6,389 combined sales this week, is Ireland’s fastest-selling release of 2019 so far, overtaking Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next by 1,000 combined chart sales.

Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent claimed 4.78 million track streams this past week, the highest seven-day total for a male solo act since Ed Sheeran’s ÷, surpassing recent albums from streaming heavyweights such as Post Malone, Drake and Eminem.

Lewis told OfficialCharts.com/Ireland: “My album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent is the Number 1 album in Ireland. I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who went out and bought it. That’s mad. I cannot wait to come back over. Get ready for a big kiss, every single last one of you.”

The National secure their fourth Top 3 album with I Am Easy To Find (3), Tyler The Creator earns his first Top 5 with Igor (4), and Rammstein land their highest charting record with their self-titled seventh album (11).

DJ Khaled debuts at Number 14 with Father of Asahd, his best chart position yet in Ireland, ahead of Spice Girls’ Greatest Hits, which re-enters the Top 50 at Number 24 in the run-up to their first show in Ireland for 21 years; they kick off their Spice World 2019 Tour at Dublin’s Croke Park tonight.

Finally, there are also new entries for Carly Rae Jepsen’s Dedicated (39) and Pat Coldrick’s Ophelia (46).

See the full Official Irish Albums Chart Top 50

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