Olivia Rodrigo claims the Official Chart Double as her debut album SOUR storms to Number 1 on the Official Irish Albums Chart and latest single Good 4 U retains the top spot of the Official Irish Singles Chart.
The 18-year-old pop-rock rising star’s album has racked up the biggest opening week of chart sales so far in 2021, surpassing the previous best set just last week by J. Cole’s The Off-Season.
In addition, SOUR has scored the biggest opening week of album streams ever for a debut album, claiming the record from Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? released in April 2019.
Olivia also reigns supreme on the Official Irish Singles Chart with Good 4 U, which increases its sales week-on-week to hold at Number 1 for a second week. In the process, Olivia is the first female artist to claim the Official Chart Double with a debut album since Lady Gaga in 2010 with The Fame and its lead single Just Dance.
What’s more, Olivia’s previous single Deja Vu rises to a new peak of Number 2, and album track Traitor is this week’s highest new entry at Number 3, marking the first time in Official Irish Chart history a female artist has held all of the Top 3 positions concurrently. Only Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran have achieved this previously.
Official Irish Albums Chart
Following vinyl reissues, Irish/English group My Bloody Valentine’s entire three album discography features in this week’s Official Irish Albums Chart, and all reach new peak positions. Their seminal 1991 album Loveless re-enters at Number 6 and is this week’s best-selling album on wax, while their 1988 debut Isn’t Anything returns at Number 31, and 2013’s self-released MBV makes its Top 50 debut at Number 44.
US rap rock duo Twenty One Pilots scoop their third Top 10 album with Scaled and Icy (5), P!nk’s documentary companion album All I Know So Far: Setlist opens at 14, and British electro-rock artist Gary Numan makes a Top 20 debut with Intruder at 15.
This week’s final new entry is F**k Versatile, the debut album by Irish hip-hop group Versatile (19).
Official Irish Singles Chart
Ireland’s most downloaded song of the week belongs to K-pop group BTS with their second all-English single Butter, which becomes their second Top 10 single and debuts at Number 7. Just behind at Number 8, Tom Grennan claims his first Top 10 hit with Little Bit of Love, which scales three places.
Our Song sees Niall Horan unite with Anne-Marie at Number 10, giving the singer from Mullingar his sixth Top 10 hit, and British vocalist Anne-Marie her fourth. Niall is back at Number 28 with 2019 Julia Michaels collaboration What A Time, back in the Top 50 after going viral on TikTok.
Just outside the Top 10, Good Without the debut single from British newcomer Mimi Webb lifts to a new peak of Number 13, up nine places. Fello TikTok star Bella Poarch is this week’s highest climber with Build A Bitch, which climbs 11 rungs to Number 23.
Also this week, Little Mix claim their 22nd Top 20 hit as they team up with Swedish producers Galantis and French DJ David Guetta for Heartbreak Anthem at 17. Further down, Lil Nas X scores a new entry with Sun Goes Down at 35, US rappers Polo G & Lil Wayne make a dent at 42 with Gang Gang, and YouTube star Dream makes his Top 50 debut with Mask at 43.
Finally, the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest makes a significant impact on the Official Irish Singles Chart with four tracks entering the Top 50. Italian rock group Måneskin who won the competition lead the entries with Zitti E Buoni (14) while other acts and songs charting are: Go_A – Shum (37); Dadi Freyr – 10 Years (38); and Barbara Pravi – Voila (40).
Listen to The Official Chart with Bláthnaid Treacy at 7pm every Friday on RTÉ 2FM.