The Murder Capital have thanked Irish fans after their debut album When I Have Fears debuted at number two in the Irish charts, just 74 sales behind Ed Sheeran.

The album is this week's highest new entry and the Dublin-based band said: "Feels like we’re drinking under the table at somebody else’s wedding. For real though, love to everyone that bought the record."

When I Have Fears has also debuted at No. 18 on the UK album chart.

His royal Heinz-ness 

Sheeran returns to the Number 1 spot in Ireland with No.6 Collaborations Project, the collection’s fifth total week at the top of the Irish albums chart.

Post Malone sees both of his albums rise through the ranks following his headline show at RDS arena in Dublin on Thursday night, with Beerbongs & Bentleys climbing nine to Number 6, and debut album Stoney rising 11 spots to 17. Both albums saw a 31% rise in combined sales compared to last week.

Also following their RDS headline on Wednesday, Foo Fighters' Greatest Hits returns to the Top 50 at Number 12, seeing a 60% rise in combined sales week-on-week.

Finally, Young Thug debuts at Number 23 with So Much Fun, his first appearance on the Official Irish Albums Chart.

Over on the singles (going steady) chart, Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello extend their Number 1 reign to nine weeks with Senorita.

Ireland's Top 20 albums

2 (last week) 1 (this week) No 6 Collaborations Project - Ed Sheeran (Asylum)

New 2 When I Have Fears - Murder Capital (Human Season)

3 3 Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent - Lewis Capaldi (EMI)

4 4 When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go - Billie Eilish (Interscope)

5 5 The Greatest Showman - Motion Picture Cast Recording Atlantic

15 6 Beerbongs & Bentleys - Post Malone (Republic Records)

1 7 We Are Not Your Kind - Slipknot (Roadrunner)

9 8 Divide - Ed Sheeran (Asylum)

7 9 Bohemian Rhapsody OST - Queen (Virgin)

10 10 Diamonds - Elton John (Mercury/Umc)

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