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).