In a light week for superstar releases, Ed Sheeran’s Divide pops 2-1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with 5,600 total consumption units that combine track sales with on-demand streams.
This is the lowest one-week total for a No. 1 title since the streaming and song metrics were added to the chart in October 2015. It’s the album’s fourth week at No. 1, making Divide Sheeran’s longest running chart-topping release.
Imagine Dragons’ Evolve edges 3-2, last week’s No. 1 album; Arcade Fire’s Everything Now, drops to 3, but remains the top selling album of the week; Kendrick Lamar’s Damn holds at 4, and DJ Khaled’s Grateful remains at 5.
American Country singer Brett Eldredge’s self-titled album is this week’s top new entry and the only debut in the top 50, landing at 10, matching his previous highest charting album—2015’s Illinois.
With Coldplay’s two concerts in Montreal last week, the band’s latest release, Kaleidoscope, rebounds 33-11 with a 111% consumption increase, while 2015’s A Head Full Of Dreams bullets 183-65 (+80%) and ‘02s Rush Of Blood To The Head re-enters at 193 (+61%).
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” remains at the top of both the Streaming and Songs charts. It has now set the record for the most weeks at No.1 on the Songs chart at 16, surpassing Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” and Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling.” At 14 weeks at No. 1 Streaming, it now has the second highest weekly run at the top of that chart, only trailing the 16 weeks that Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.”
— All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director, Paul Tuch