Slipknot beat Ed Sheeran to Number 1 on the Official Irish Albums Chart by 12 combined sales

Sean-nós vocalist Sibéal lifts to a new Top 10 peak in her second week on chart.

Congratulations to Slipknot who have scored their first Number 1 on the Official Irish Albums Chart.

The masked rockers’ sixth studio album We Are Not Your Kind is their fifth consecutive Top 5 album and was the best-selling album this week on CD and vinyl formats. Slipknot snare the top spot by a narrow margin of just 12 combined sales, edging out Ed Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Project, which drops to Number 2 after four weeks leading the Top 50.

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Sean-nós vocalist Sibéal jumps four places to Number 6 with her self-titled album, a new peak, while Bon Iver debut just outside the Top 10 at Number 11 with i,i; only available to digitally download and stream, the CD and vinyl versions are released on August 30.

Finally, US rapper Trippie Redd claims his second Top 20 album with ! at Number 20.

See the full Official Irish Albums Chart Top 50