The Star Is Born’s Motion Picture Cast Recording has debuted at Number 1 on the Official Irish Albums Chart.
Comprising of 18 new songs sung by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, and some spoken word dialogue tracks featuring other cast members, the soundtrack album marks the third time Lady Gaga has reached the Irish Albums Chart top spot, following 2008’s The Fame and 2011’s Born This Way.
After a close race all week, Twenty One Pilots settle for the Number 2 spot with Trench, which becomes their second Top 10 album in Ireland, and highest charting so far.
New entries and high climbers
George Ezra and Post Malone both return to the Top 10 after announcing Irish tour dates for 2019; both Staying at Tamara’s and Beerbongs & Bentleys ascend five positions to 6 and 8 respectively. The debuts albums from both artists also seen an uplift – Post’s Stoney rises 14 to Number 20, and George’s Wanted On Voyage propels to 15 spots to Number 29.
Fresh from announcing their return to music, Westlife’s Greatest Hits returns to the Top 50 at Number 26, while Echo & The Bunnymen make a dent at Number 32 with The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon, plus Lil Baby and Gunna’s collaborative album Drip Harder gives the Georgian rappers their first Irish Chart appearance at Number 39.
Finally, three albums re-enter the Top 50 this week: Queen’s The Platinum Collection is at Number 40 as hype surrounding the upcoming movie Bohemian Rhapsody continues to build, The Cure are at 42 with Greatest Hits after announcing a Dublin show for June 2019, and Niall Horan plays his way to 44 with Flicker.
Take a look at every Official Irish Albums Chart Number 1 of the year: