The acts who have scored the Official Irish Chart double

Look back the artists to score a Number 1 on the Official Irish Singles and Albums Charts in the same week.

Topping both the Official Irish Singles and Albums Charts at the same time is an incredibly rare feat, although much like busses, you wait so long for one and then two come at once.

Already in 2020, both Lewis Capaldi and Eminem have been Number 1 on both Top 50s concurrently; Lewis Capaldi did it with Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent and Before You Go, and Eminem debuted at the top of both charts with his eighth Number 1 Godzilla ft. Juice WRLD and his ninth chart-topping record Music To Be Murdered By.

It turns out that since modern chart records began in 1997, only 71 chart doubles have happened in Ireland, and before we list them all, let’s look back at who has a habit of achieving this difficult task.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran has plenty of accolades under his belt, and he has a few more when it relates to chart doubles. Ed has more weeks completing a chart double since modern records began than any other act with 15 weeks, and the joint-most consecutive weeks at the top of both charts, with six weeks.

On top of that, Ed is also the only person to complete a chart double with a song and an album that said single didn’t even feature on! Prior to ÷ being released, Shape Of You was Number 1 for three weeks alongside X ruling the Official Irish Albums Chart. Well done Ed!

Westlife

Ireland’s favourite boyband Westlife have had more albums and songs complete chart doubles than any other act. The first five of Mark, Kian, Shane and Nicky’s studio albums topped the charts at the same time that some of their singles were Number 1. Two songs from Westlife’s debut album led the Top 50 at the same time that the album was ruling the roost – Flying Without Wings and I Have A Dream/Seasons In The Sun.

Lady Gaga

The only female artist to score chart doubles with different albums is Lady Gaga. Mother Monster managed one week at the top of both charts simultaneously with The Fame and Just Dance in 2009, and then she managed four weeks at Number 1 on both charts with Shallow and The Star Is Born’s Motion Picture Cast Recording nine years later. Longevity!

Every chart double in modern Official Irish Charts history (since Week 1 1997) [Updated May 8, 2020]

DATE ACT ALBUM TITLE SONG TITLE
14/05/2020 DRAKE DARK LANE DEMO TAPES TOOSIE SLIDE
24/01/2020 EMINEM MUSIC TO BE MURDERED BY GODZILLA FT. JUICE WRLD
17/01/2020 LEWIS CAPALDI DIVINELY UNINSPIRED TO A HELLISH EXTENT BEFORE YOU GO
10/01/2020 LEWIS CAPALDI DIVINELY UNINSPIRED TO A HELLISH EXTENT BEFORE YOU GO
15/02/2019 ARIANA GRANDE THANK U, NEXT BREAK UP WITH YOUR GIRLFRIEND, I'M BORED
02/11/2018 LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER A STAR IS BORN SHALLOW
26/10/2018 LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER A STAR IS BORN SHALLOW
19/10/2018 LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER A STAR IS BORN SHALLOW
12/10/2018 LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER A STAR IS BORN SHALLOW
12/01/2018 ED SHEERAN ÷ PERFECT
05/01/2018 ED SHEERAN ÷ PERFECT
29/12/2017 ED SHEERAN ÷ PERFECT
22/12/2017 ED SHEERAN ÷ PERFECT
28/04/2017 ED SHEERAN ÷ SHAPE OF YOU
21/04/2017 ED SHEERAN ÷ SHAPE OF YOU
14/04/2017 ED SHEERAN ÷ SHAPE OF YOU
07/04/2017 ED SHEERAN ÷ SHAPE OF YOU
31/03/2017 ED SHEERAN ÷ SHAPE OF YOU
24/03/2017 ED SHEERAN ÷ SHAPE OF YOU
17/03/2017 ED SHEERAN ÷ GALWAY GIRL
10/03/2017 ED SHEERAN ÷ GALWAY GIRL
03/02/2017 ED SHEERAN X SHAPE OF YOU
27/01/2017 ED SHEERAN X SHAPE OF YOU
13/01/2017 ED SHEERAN X SHAPE OF YOU
07/01/2016 JUSTIN BIEBER PURPOSE LOVE YOURSELF
26/03/2015 JAMES BAY CHAOS AND THE CALM HOLD BACK THE RIVER
14/11/2013 EMINEM THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP 2 THE MONSTER FT. RIHANNA
07/11/2013 EMINEM THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP 2 THE MONSTER FT. RIHANNA
13/09/2012 THE SCRIPT #3 HALL OF FAME FT. WILL.I.AM
20/01/2011 BRUNO MARS DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS GRENADE
23/09/2010 THE SCRIPT SCIENCE & FAITH FOR THE FIRST TIME
16/09/2010 THE SCRIPT SCIENCE & FAITH FOR THE FIRST TIME
02/09/2010 KATY PERRY TEENAGE DREAM TEENAGE DREAM
19/08/2010 EMINEM RECOVERY LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE FT. RIHANNA
18/03/2010 BOYZONE BROTHER GAVE IT ALL AWAY
12/02/2009 LADY GAGA THE FAME JUST DANCE FT. COLBY O'DONIS
25/09/2008 KINGS OF LEON ONLY BY THE NIGHT SEX ON FIRE
22/11/2007 LEONA LEWIS SPIRIT BLEEDING LOVE
15/11/2007 LEONA LEWIS SPIRIT BLEEDING LOVE
23/08/2007 TIMBALAND SHOCK VALUE THE WAY I ARE FT. KERI HILSON
05/07/2007 RIHANNA GOOD GIRL GONE BAD UMBRELLA FT. JAY Z
03/11/2005 WESTLIFE YOU RAISE ME UP FACE TO FACE
11/08/2005 JAMES BLUNT BACK TO BEDLAM YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL
04/08/2005 JAMES BLUNT BACK TO BEDLAM YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL
28/07/2005 JAMES BLUNT BACK TO BEDLAM YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL
21/07/2005 JAMES BLUNT BACK TO BEDLAM YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL
29/07/2004 THE STREETS A GRAND DON'T COME FOR FREE DRY YOUR EYES
22/07/2004 THE STREETS A GRAND DON'T COME FOR FREE DRY YOUR EYES
04/12/2003 WESTLIFE TURNAROUND MANDY
27/11/2003 WESTLIFE TURNAROUND MANDY
06/06/2002 EMINEM THE EMINEM SHOW WITHOUT ME
31/05/2002 EMINEM THE EMINEM SHOW WITHOUT ME
25/04/2002 NICKELBACK SILVER SIDE UP HOW YOU REMIND ME
18/04/2002 NICKELBACK SILVER SIDE UP HOW YOU REMIND ME
11/04/2002 NICKELBACK SILVER SIDE UP HOW YOU REMIND ME
07/02/2002 ENRIQUE IGLESIAS ESCAPE HERO
15/11/2001 WESTLIFE WORLD OF OUR OWN QUEEN OF MY HEART
11/10/2001 KYLIE MINOGUE FEVER CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD
01/02/2001 U2 ALL THAT YOU CAN'T LEAVE BEHIND STUCK IN A MOMENT YOU CAN'T GET OUT OF
09/11/2000 WESTLIFE COAST TO COAST MY LOVE
06/01/2000 WESTLIFE WESTLIFE I HAVE A DREAM/SEASONS IN THE SUN
11/11/1999 WESTLIFE WESTLIFE FLYING WITHOUT WINGS
04/11/1999 WESTLIFE WESTLIFE FLYING WITHOUT WINGS
19/03/1998 CELINE DION/JAMES HORNER TITANIC OST MY HEART WILL GO ON
12/03/1998 CELINE DION/JAMES HORNER TITANIC OST MY HEART WILL GO ON
05/03/1998 CELINE DION/JAMES HORNER TITANIC OST MY HEART WILL GO ON
26/02/1998 CELINE DION/JAMES HORNER TITANIC OST MY HEART WILL GO ON
19/02/1998 CELINE DION/JAMES HORNER TITANIC OST MY HEART WILL GO ON
12/02/1998 CELINE DION/JAMES HORNER TITANIC OST MY HEART WILL GO ON
17/01/1997 SPICE GIRLS SPICE 2 BECOME 1
10/01/1997 SPICE GIRLS SPICE 2 BECOME 1
03/01/1997 SPICE GIRLS SPICE 2 BECOME 1

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