On The Charts: April 17, 2017

Alex Pall and Alex Taggart, better known as The Chainsmokers, top the charts in key markets around the globe with their album, Memories…Do Not Open.

Canada is no exception as the American DJ/producer duo's debut long-player places in 1st place on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart this week with 25,000 total consumption units that combine on-demand music streams and sales. It also ranks as the week's best seller, chalking up 17,000 sales and generating 8.8 million on-demand streams in the week.

The duo released two EPs in 2016--Bouquet, which peaked at 18, and Collage, which settled at 2.

After three weeks at No. 1, Drake’s More Life is elbowed into 2nd place, generating 15.9 million streams in the week to give it supremacy on the affiliated albums chart.

Ed Sheeran’s Divide also drops one position, to 3, as Metallica’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct pops to 4th place and Quebec pop star Mario Pelchat's Agnus Dei, a new album of religious songs recorded with eight priests and Sophia-Rose Boulanger of La Voix 4.  His French album pops 9-5 on the national chart with a 62% consumption increase.

Two more albums debut in this week’s top ten.

Brooklyn rapper Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott Joe, best known as Joey Bada$$, slams on at 6 with All AmerikkkanBada$$. It's his follow-up to his 2015 debut, B4.DA.$$, which peaked at 8.

 

Pentatonix’ PTX Vol. IV: Classics lands at 8. It is the fifth top 10 for the American a cappella group and their fifth extended-play release. The seven-track EP includes covers of "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and John Lennon's "Imagine."

 

Other debuts in the top 50 include Father John Misty, at 21; French Canadian pop singer Annie Villeneuve's long-awaited fifth album, Cinq, at 22; American worship group Bethel Music's Starlight, at 26; Sarah Slean's Pledge Music-funded Metaphysics, at 38;  Deep Purple's highly touted Bob Ezrin-produced  Infinite,  at 49; and Illinois female rapper K.Flay's sophomore set, Every Where Is Somewhere, at 50.

 

 

Harry Styles' "Sign Of the Times" ends Ed Sheeran’s 13 weeks run at the top of the Digital Songs chart. It's the lead single from the former One Direction singer's self-titled debut album that's set for release on May 12.

 

Styles is the second former group member to have a solo No. 1, following Zayn Malik's 2015 Mind Of Mine album and corresponding "Pillowtalk" single.  

Sheeran’s “The Shape Of You” remains at the top of the Streaming Songs chart for a 14th straight week while Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” holds at 2.

 

 

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