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'How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb' is leaping to the top of the charts across the known universe.

As well as Ireland and the UK, the album has now topped the charts in France, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Poland, Finland and Australia.

If first week sales are anything to go by, the signs suggest that the new album could prove even more popular than its illustrious predecessors.

'How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb' has now shipped 5.6 million units worldwide, 5 million outside the UK, including 2.5 million in the US.

In comparison, global shipments for U2's previous studio album 'All That You Can't Leave Behind' were 3.26 million units ahead of release. 'All That You CanĀ¹t Leave Behind' went on to sell over 10.5 million copies.

Tons more chart news as it arrives.

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