Niall Horan scores biggest opening week of 2020 so far to debut at Official Irish Albums Chart Number 1 with Heartbreak Weather

The Boomtown Rats have this week's bestselling vinyl album with their first record in over 30 years.

Congratulations to Niall Horan who is Number 1 on the Official Irish Albums Chart for the second time with Heartbreak Weather.

Niall’s second studio album surpasses Eminem’s Music To Be Murdered By to claim the biggest sales week of 2020 so far across all formats (physical, download and streaming), and outperformed his nearest competition this week, Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (2) by over 2:1.

Heartbreak Weather is Niall’s second consecutive Number 1 studio album following 2017’s Flicker, which returns to the Top 50 this week at 26. Read Offical Charts' recent interview with Niall.

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Niall is the second Homegrown act to claim a Number 1 album in 2020. Earlier this month, Hudson Taylor became the first with their LP Loving Everywhere I Go.

The Boomtown Rats’ first studio album in 36 years Citizens of Boomtown opens at Number 12, this week’s best-seller on vinyl.

Finally, Texan rapper Don Toliver makes a mark at Number 23 with his debut album Heaven Or Hell.

See the full Official Irish Albums Chart Top 50

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