To celebrate International Womens Day, marked every year onMarch 8, IRMA and the Official Irish Charts are unveiling the biggest female artist albums of all-time.
The Top 50 features a host of international stars alongside Irish talent and combines physical, download and album streams of female soloists and all-female groups.
Top of the list is Adele with her second album 21 which is the biggest female artist album of all time in Ireland and the second biggest in Irish Chart history beaten only by David Grays White Ladder. Adele has a further two entries on the Irish Charts Top 50 All Time Biggest Female Albums with her most recent album 25 at Number 11 and her 2008 debut 19 at Number 27.
Runner up on the list is Lady Gaga whose debut album The Fame is the second biggest selling female artist album. It spawned the Irish Number 1 singles Just Dance and Poker Face as well as Bad Romance and Telephone when the album was re-packaged with The Fame Monster EP in 2010.
Amy Winehouses second album Back To Black rounds out the Top 3, closely followed by Leona Lewis debut Spirit and singer-songwriter Tracy Chapmans eponymous album completes the Top 5.
Dublin singer-songwriter Imelda May takes the honour for Irelands biggest female album by a homegrown artist; her second record Love Tattoo released in 2008 places at 15, while follow-up Mayhem from 2010 is at 28 on the list.
Other notable Irish females on the list include Celtic-folk musician Sharon Shannon with her 2012 best of The Galway Girl at 46 and Enyas greatest hits Paint The Sky With Stars shines at 49.
Finally, the battle of the girl bands is won by Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle as Destinys Childs Survivor narrowly beats Spice Girls debut Spice at Number 31 and 32 respectively.
Top 5 Biggest Female Artist Albums of All Time in Ireland
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See the full Top 50 here.