Niall Horan’s Flicker debuts at number one on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart this week with 16,000-plus consumption points combining track sales and on-demand streams. The Irish singer's solo debut also scores the top album sales and fifth highest on-demand stream total in the week. For Horan, this is the fifth time he has been part of a chart-topping album, as his former group, One Direction, had four No. 1s. He is the third member to have a solo album top the chart, following Zayn (Malik) and Harry Styles.
Last week’s No. 1 album, P!nk’s Beautiful Trauma, drops to 2nd place and The Tragically Hip’s Yer Favourites falls back to 3, despite a 15% consumption unit increase. Ten of the band’s albums continue to chart in the Top 200 and Gord Downie’s A Secret Path bullets 167-41 with a 160% consumption increase registered in the week.
Future & Young Thug’s Super Slimey debuts at 5. This is American rapper Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn’s sixth straight album to reach the top five and Young Thug’s first in the top ten.
Demi Lovato’s Tell Me You Love Me skips 11-8 with a 16% consumption increase and marks the album’s highest chart position since debuting at 4 three weeks ago. Kendrick Lamar’s Damn returns to the top ten, rising 14-10 with a 7% consumption gain.
Other new entries in the top 40 include Orlando metal act Trivium’s Sin and The Sentence, at 11; Matthew Good’s Something Like a Storm, at 14; Tennessee hat star Chris Young’s Losing Sleep, at 22; and Matt Mays’ Once Upon A Hell Of A Time, at 28.
Post Malone’s “Rockstar” holds at the top of the Streaming songs chart, Camila Cabello’s “Havana” jumps 8-2 and Lil Pump’s “Gucci Gang” moves 10-3. Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” remains at number one on the Digital Songs chart with a 14% download increase.
– All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director, Paul Tuch