Skrillex, Justin Bieber and BloodPop in the studio making music together in the studio
Skrillex, Justin Bieber and BloodPop in the studio making music together in the studio

On The Charts: August 27, 2017

Ed Sheeran’s Divide returns to number one on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart for the fifth non-consecutive week.

With 5,000 total consumption units that marry on-demand streams with track sales, his album marks the lowest one week total for a No. 1 album since the chart began including streams and digital song metrics.

Imagine Dragons’ Evolve rebounds 4-2, Kendrick Lamar’s Damn slides 5-3, The Weeknd’s Starboy bullets 11-4, helped by ticket bundle sales, and last week’s No. 1 album, Kesha’s Rainbow, falls to 5th place.

In its 25th week on the chart, Khalid’s American Teen reaches the top ten, moving 12-10.

The top debut of the week belongs to A$ap Ferg’s Still Striving at 13. It falls just shy of the No. 11 entry and peak of his debut release, 2016’s Always Strive and Prosper.

Three more new releases land inside the top 50, with Pompano Beach rapper Kodak Black’s Project Baby 2 entering at 25, Brit prog rock producer Steven Wilson’s To The Bone at 28 and Brookly rock ensemble Grizzly Bear’s Painted Ruins at 31.

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” returns to No. 1 on the Songs chart and remains at the top of the Streaming chart. Justin Bieber & BloodPop’s “Friends” is a certified hit, placing 2nd and 5th on the Songs and Streaming charts respectively.

— All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director Paul Tuch.

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