One of the hottest tickets at the annual Canadian Music Week shindig is the Canadian Radio Music Awards and this year's slate of contenders and performers is announced. If you haven't registered yet, get that credit card out now and get ready to rock with a roomful of broadcasters with a lot on their plates.
On The Charts...This Week
Ed Sheeran keeps his hold at No.1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart for the second week, with Divide generating a further 32,000 consumption units combining sales and on-demand streams.
For the second consecutive week as well, the album ranks as the week's top seller with 16,000 units pushing the LP past platinum status. Divide also has the top song sales and on-demand streams that totalled 17.5 million in the week.
“Shape Of You,” the first single from the album, spends its 10th straight week at the top of the Songs and Streaming charts, all of which confirm that Teddy is one hot dude today.
The 2 and 3 positions remain the same as last week too, with Metallica’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, followed by The Weeknd’s Starboy.
With the Disney 3D animated Moana DVD released three days prior to the beginning of the chart week, the soundtrack had added jet fuel and rockets 7-4 with a 52% consumption increase.
The Disney soundtrack for the just-released Beauty And The Beast is this week’s top debut, entering at 7. It's the second highest ranking soundtrack, surpassed only by Fifty Shades Darker which landed at the top of the Albums chart in mid-February.
Only three other new releases entered the top 40: Coastline by Montreal's travelled electro-pop singer Geoffroy places at 26, The Shins’ Heartworms comes in at 36 and Julien Clerc’s 3-disc. 55-track anthology, Fans I Love You (Fans, Je Vous Aime) debuts at 39.
-- All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional details provided by Nielsen Music director Paul Tuch
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