Irish Albums Chart
This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (April 2020)
The Irish Albums Chart is the Irish music industry standard albums popularity chart issued weekly by the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA). The charts were previously compiled on behalf of IRMA by Chart-Track, and have been compiled by the Official Charts Company since 2017. Chart rankings are based on sales, which are compiled through over-the-counter retail data captured electronically each day from retailers' Point of sale systems and certain digital retailers. All major record stores and over forty independents submit data for the charts, accounting for over 80% of the market, according to Chart-Track. A new chart is compiled and released to the public by the Irish Recorded Music Association on Friday at noon. Each chart is dated with the "week-ending" date of the previous Thursday (i.e., the day before issue).
It is released as a Top 100; however, Chart-Track's records only record the Top 75 in the archives.
Chart achievements and trivia
Albums with the most weeks at number one
|Various artists||The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack||2018–19|
|Lewis Capaldi||Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent||2019–20|
|James Blunt||Back to Bedlam||2005–06|
|The Killers||Hot Fuss||2005|
|Snow Patrol||Eyes Open||2006–07|
|Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper||A Star Is Born||2018|
|Dermot Kennedy||Without Fear||2019–20|
Acts to occupy the top two positions
- Michael Jackson — The Essential Michael Jackson and Number Ones (two weeks in July 2009).
- Adele — 21 and 19 (one week in March 2011).
- Ed Sheeran — ÷ and x (two weeks in March 2017 and one week in August 2017).
- "Official Charts to compile Ireland's national music charts". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 20 January 2020.