It’s a tricky one, with the Irish female singers topping the charts and the male singers leading the way with more than 3 million downloads.
It comes as Irish music continues to take on a new and increasingly international cast following the UK’s Brexit vote and the arrival of the US and Canada to the island.
It was no secret that Ireland was enjoying a revival of interest in female musicians and singers in the years since the Brexit vote, and Irish singers have continued to grow in popularity.
The first album of a new female vocalist to be released by the Irish group Maudy, the first Irish album to be nominated for a Grammy award, and the first new female singer in the Irish pop and rock music scene since 2008, have been a big boost for the country.
The likes of Mary Lou McDonald and Bex Taylor-Wood are also doing their best to make an impact on the Irish music scene, which is increasingly recognised around the world.
“The Irish music industry is the strongest in Europe and the Irish singers are doing really well, they’re really thriving and they’re very young,” said Gilda De Mar, head of music at music site RTE.
“They’re the ones who are the first ones to come out and sing in front of a crowd and they have a good buzz.”
And it’s been so good for the music industry, it’s good for artists, it brings people together and it’s great for people to hear the music.
“Irish music has always been seen as a niche sector, with many of the country’s most celebrated singers being born outside the country, but a lot of the popularity is in Ireland itself.
Maudy have now sold out three of their three albums, with one of the first being a pop album, the second being a rock album and the third being a classical album.”
There is definitely an appetite for Irish music, especially in a country like Ireland,” De Mar said.”
We have a really rich and vibrant music scene.
People are just so happy to be here.
“It’s a really interesting time right now in Ireland and we’re just really enjoying it.”
Maudymaids latest album is called The Ballad of Mary Louise McDonald, and is available on CD and download on iTunes.
It’s the latest in a string of hits for the Irish singer.
She has previously written for pop star Lady Gaga, and she is also currently writing a solo album.
Meady have also signed to record label Big Bad Wolf.
It’s hard to put a finger on exactly how popular they are with the general public, but De Mar believes that the Irish audience is really enjoying the music.
“I think it’s really important for us to get that exposure,” she said.
“If we can get a good profile on TV and in the press, it helps the industry as well as the artists.”
People are very aware of the music, so that’s really cool.
“If we get a big audience, that will help us and help us continue to do what we do.”
The band are also looking forward to touring with their new album, with their first UK show to be in April.
They are also continuing to record and release new music, including a new track from the new album.
They have been promoting their latest album at gigs around the country and are looking to take some of the success from their last record, the 2010 album I Will Not Take Your Love.
“You know, I’m not sure what the future holds for us, but it’s exciting,” said Maudymatt’s vocalist and lyricist Bex.
“When we were first starting out, we were touring with Lady Gaga and we were doing a lot with our other artists, but now it’s a bit different and we have a lot more work to do.”
But we’re all in it together, so we just want to do it.