Irish Albums Chart

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.[1] 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 triviaEdit

Albums with the most weeks at number oneEdit

Number of
Artist Album Year(s)
Adele 21 2011-12
Ed Sheeran ÷ 2017–18
24 x 2014–17
Dermot Kennedy Without Fear 2019–21
Various artists The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2018–19
15 Adele 25 2015–16
Lewis Capaldi Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent 2019–20
James Blunt Back to Bedlam 2005–06
11 The Killers Hot Fuss 2005
Snow Patrol Eyes Open 2006–07
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born 2018

Acts to occupy the top two positionsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Official Charts to compile Ireland's national music charts". Retrieved 20 January 2020.