Arcade Fire’s Everything Now debuts at number one on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart this week, with 52,000 consumption units that blend track sales with on-demand streams.
Everything Now is the Montreal band’s fourth straight chart-topping album and, with 50,000 copies sold, is also the week’s best-seller, the second highest one-week sales total for a release in 2017, trailing Ed Sheeran’s Divide by 3,000 copies in its first week back in March.
Arcade Fire is the third Canadian act to top the chart in 2017, following The Weeknd and Drake. By this date in 2016, four Canadian artists had reached No. 1.
Sheeran’s Divide inches 3-2, Imagine Dragons’ Evolve rebounds 5-3, Kendrick Lamar’s Damn bumps up 8-4 and DJ Khaled’s Grateful edges 6-5. Three albums return to the top ten, with French Montana’s Jungle Rules moving 11-8, Drake’s More Life jumping 14-9 and Shawn Mendes’ Illuminate slides 16-10.
Alice Cooper’s Paranormal debuts at 17, his highest chart peak to date in the Nielsen SoundScan era. He previously reached 19 with ‘08s Along Came A Spider.
Other debuts in the top 50 include Passenger’s The Boy Who Cried Wolf at 30, the compilation Now! 28 at 34, Julia Michaels’ Nervous System at 41 and Cage The Elephant’s Unpeeled at 50.
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” continues to top the Streaming and Digital Song charts. At 15 weeks at No. 1, it holds the record for the longest consecutive run at the top of the Songs chart since the chart was established in ‘06. Two songs have held No. 1 for 15 non-consecutive weeks, Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” and Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling.”
— Data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Music Director Paul Tuch