Charts analysis: Dermot Kennedy debuts at summit

It’s a banner week for Irish singer/songwriter Dermot Kennedy, who simultaneously secures his first Top 10 single with Outnumbered, and a No.1 album with his debut full length set, Without Fear.

The 27-year-old Dubliner wrote or co-wrote every song on Without Fear, which opens atop the chart on consumption of 20,061 units (including 4,379 from sales-equivalent streams) – the lowest tally for a No.1 album for 13 weeks – and relegates The Beatles’ classic Abbey Road to No.2 (12,695 sales). ...

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