Ireland’s best-selling album of 2018 tops the first Official Irish Albums Chart of 2019 - The Greatest Showman is back on top.
In a week that three of the soundtrack’s songs reach new peaks on the Irish Singles Chart, the cast recording nets a 17th non-consecutive week on top, securing the feat with a hefty lead of over 1,200 combined sales. The Greatest Showman led all three metrics this week: physical CD and vinyl, digital downloads, and streaming.
Former chart topper and 2018 Christmas Number 1, A Star Is Born slips to Number 2, while Ariana Grande’s Sweetener catapults four to Number 5.
New peaks this week are achieved by Billie Eilish and her Don’t Smile At Me EP, up to Number 11, and Fleetwood Mac’s 50th anniversary collection Don’t Stop, rising to 13.
Rita Ora’s Phoenix returns to the Top 50 at Number 25, and finally, The Essential from Michael Jackson makes a return to the chart at Number 39.