P!nk and The Hip Dominate The Albums Sales Chart This Week

American singer P!nk’s Beautiful Trauma debuts at number one on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with 64,000 total consumption units and 60,000 album sales that make it the second largest opening week best-seller of 2017 (behind Shania Twain’s Now).

Her seventh album, this is P!nk’s second successive chart-topping album, the other being 2012’s The Truth About Love.

Wednesday’s announcement of the death of Gord Downie ignited considerable increases in The Tragically Hip’s catalogue.

The Kingston, ON-band’s best-of collection Yer Favourites rocketed 95-2 on the Albums chart, achieving the second highest sales total, the top digital track downloads and audio-on-demand streams for the week.

Five of the band’s albums make re-entries in the top 200; Fully Completely, at 51; Up To Here, at 76, Road Apples, at 87; Man Machine Poem, at 182; and Day For Night, at 193.

Downie’s solo release A Secret Path re-enters at 167. The catalogue of the group and the frontman’s solo recordings posted a 1000% increase in album sales, over a 2200% track download increase and a 700% on-demand stream gain over the prior week.

Despite a 7% consumption increase, Ed Sheeran’s Divide falls one position, to No. 3. His new single “Perfect” jumps 4-1 on the Digital Songs chart with a 28% download increase. This is his second chart-topping digital song and first since “Shape Of You” spent 14 weeks at No. 1 beginning in January.

Beck’s Colors debuts at 4. It is his 8th straight top ten album and is the follow-up to his No. 2 2014 release, Morning Phase.

Gucci Mane’s Mr. Davis debuts at No. 5, picking up the third highest audio-on-demand stream total for the week. It is his first top ten album, surpassing the No. 11 peak of his first charted release, 2016’s Everybody Looking.

Post Malone’s Stoney moves 8-6 with a 4% consumption increase. It is the album’s highest chart peak after being on the chart for 45 weeks. The song “Rockstar,” which is not on the album, remains at the top of the On-Demand Streaming songs chart, with double the number of streams of the runner-up song on the chart, Sam Smith’s “Too Good At Goodbyes.”

Other debuts in the top 40 include Robert Plant’s Carry Fire, at No. 12; The Glorious Sons’ Young Beauties And Fools, at 16; DVSN’s Morning After, at 19; Wu-Tang’s The Saga Continues, at 21; Brigitte Boisjoli’s Signe Plamondon, at 23; Alan Doyle’s A Week At The Warehouse, at No. 26; Ludovick Bourgeois’ self-titled album, at 27, Barr Brothers’ Queens Of The Breakers, at 29; St. Vincent’s Masseduction, at 31; and Carla Bruni’s French Touch, at 33.

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

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