Sunday 16 June 2019

Hozier denies U2 Number 1 album spot with self-titled debut album

Hozier’s self-titled debut album has held the top spot for a fourth consecutive week
Hozier’s self-titled debut album has held the top spot for a fourth consecutive week
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Hozier's massive success continues as his self-titled debut album keeps U2's Songs of Innocence from the top album spot in Ireland.

The Bray singer has just also debuted at No.2 on the Billboard 200 in the US, a phenomenal feat for a debut artist, and his album is still selling like hot cakes at home.

He maintains the Number 1 position for a fourth week, and in the UK his album is at No 5.

Although U2's album hits the second spot, it's worth bearing in mind what an achievement this is given the album was given away free to iTunes users.

 

Top 10 album chart (IRMA)

Last  week        This  week                   Album                                   Artist                              Label              Weeks

1                         1                                  HOZIER                                   HOZIER                           ISLAND                    4

                           2                                  SONGS OF INNOCENCE           U2                                   ISLAND                    1

2                         3                                  X                                            ED SHEERAN                    ASYLUM                  17

                           4                                   CHAPTER ONE                       ELLA HENDERSON           SYCO MUSIC             1

                           5                                  NIGHT BECOMES LIGHT          DELORENTOS                   UNIVERSAL              1

3                         6                                   IN THE LONELY HOUR            SAM SMITH                      CAPITOL                  21

6                         7                                  POPULAR PROBLEMS               LEONARD COHEN           COLUMBIA                4

5                          8                                  WANTED ON VOYAGE         GEORGE EZRA                    COLUMBIA               16

4                          9                                  NO SOUND WITHOUT SILENCE    SCRIPT                      COLUMBIA                5

                           10                                THE WEST'S AWAKE             TOMMY FLEMING                BEAUMEX                 1

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