The Weeknd flies straight to Number 1 on the Official Irish Albums Chart with Dawn FM.
Despite not releasing any physical product for the album, The Weeknd’s fifth studio album doubles the chart sales of its closest competition, Ed Sheeran’s Equals. Thanks to Dawn FM’s release this week, The Weeknd’s 2021 compilation The Highlights climbs seven places to Number 9.
Elsewhere in the Top 10, American rapper Gunna enters at Number 6 with DS4Ever – his best performance on the Official Irish Charts to date.
Finally, David Bowie lands at Number 18 with his new posthumous collection Toy (Toy:Box), a stand-alone physical release of Bowie’s scrapped 2000 album of the same name. Its release coincides with what would have been David Bowie’s 75th birthday on January 8.