Noel Gallagher and Polo G make strong debuts on this week’s Official Irish Albums Chart, but it is Olivia Rodrigo who remains on top.
The 18-year-old actress and singer’s debut album SOUR claims a fourth week on the throne, picking up the most album streams in Ireland this week.
The biggest CD and download album of the week is Back The Way We Came: Vol 1, the greatest hits package from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, which debuts at Number 2 and is the group’s fourth album to reach the Top 2 positions of the Official Albums Chart.
Streaming his way into the Top 3 at Number 3 is US rapper Polo G with his third studio album Hall of Fame, now his second Top 5 entry and highest-charting to date, surpassing the Number 5 peak of his second record 2020’s The Goat.
American comedian, poet and actor Bo Burnham makes his chart debut at Number 6 with Inside (The Songs), a companion album to his Netflix special Bo Burnham: Inside.
Just behind at Number 7 are Dublin post-punk group Fontaines D.C. with Live at Kilmainham Gaol, a special Record Store Day 2021 release that is the country’s bestselling vinyl record of the week. Rounding out the Top 10 are rap trio Migos with Culture III at 10.
Welsh artist MARINA earns her fifth Top 50 entry with Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land (26), Maroon 5’s seventh studio album Jordi is a new entry this week (35), American alt-rock group Garbage scoops their highest-charting album in nine years with No Gods No Masters (42) and British singer-songwriter Jessie Ware’s latest album What’s Your Pleasure? returns following the release of its deluxe edition (50).