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