Ed Sheeran has replaced himself at Number 1 as Shivers overtakes Bad Habits to become his eighth chart topper on the Official Irish Singles Chart.
Shivers, the second single from Sheeran's upcoming album =, has knocked its predecessor, which falls to Number 6 after 11 weeks at Number 1, off the top spot.
This is the third time in the singer’s career that one of his songs has replaced another at the top of the charts. Following the release of his ÷ album in 2017, Galway Girl replaced Shape Of You at Number 1, before Shape of You reclaimed the top spot two weeks later.
Elsewhere on this week’s singles chart, advancing five places to a new peak of Number 2 is Out Out by Joel Corry & Jax Jones ft. Charli XCX & Saweetie, Joel’s fifth consecutive top three single.
Also reaching new peaks this week are Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow’s Industry Baby at 3, Woman by Doja Cat at 12, Elton John & Dua Lipa’s Cold Heart (Pnau Remix) at 14, and The Anxiety’s Meet Me At Out Spot at 19.
Way 2 Sexy ft. Young Thug & Future gives Drake a 53rd Irish Top 50 single (15) while British rapper Central Cee makes a Top 20 debut with Obsessed With You (20).
Rising English star Mimi Webb claims her third consecutive chart hit with 24/5 at Number 28, Dave’s Top 10 hit Verdansk returns to the chart at Number 33 following the release of its music video, and Kanye West picks up a new entry with Moon at Number 36.
Nigerian afrobeat artist CKay makes his Official Irish Chart debut with Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah) - first released in August 2019 - at 32 after going viral on TikTok, and finally, 21-year-old Justus Bennett is also gaining traction on the social platform with Bad Day, which enters the Top 50 at 45.
Official Irish Singles Chart Top 5
1 (last week) 1 (this week) Shivers - Ed Sheeran (Atlantic)
7 2 Out Out - Joel Corry & Jax Jones Ft. Charli XCX & Saweetie (Asylum/Perfect Havoc)
3 3 Girls Want Girls - Drake Ft. Lil Baby (Ovo/Republic Records
9 4 Industry Baby - Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow (Atlantic/Lil Nas X)
10 5 Better Days - Dermot Kennedy (Island)
Over on the Official Irish Albums Chart, Mick Flannery and Susan O’Neill, who claim the highest new entry on the Official Irish Albums Chart this week with In The Game.
The first collaborative album from the duo - who hail from County Cork and County Clare respectively - enters at Number 2, racking up the most physical sales of the week.
Drake extends his reign at Number 1 for a second week with Certified Lover Boy, the most streamed album with the Irish public. Olivia Rodrigo’s former chart-topper Sour rebounds to Number 3, and Kanye West’s previous Number 1 Donda drops two places to Number 4.
Metallica’s self-titled 1991 album, commonly referred to as 'The Black Album’ returns at Number 6 following its 30th anniversary reissue, and Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers collect their fourth consecutive Top 10 album with The Ultra Vivid Lament at Number 9.
Official Irish Albums Chart Top 5
1 (last week) 1 (this week) Certified Lover Boy - Drake (Ovo/Republic Records
New 2 In The Game - Mick Flannery & Susan O’Neill (Rosa)
4 3 Sour - Olivia Rodrigo (Geffen)
2 4 Donda - Kanye West (Def Jam)
6 5 Without Fear - Dermot Kennedy (Island)