Swift's new album was a dead cert to hit the top of the chart in its first week of release, and she's done it with certifiable platinum sales and without the backing of any of the streaming platforms.
Nielsen Music Canada
Nielsen Music Canada
The emotional and nostalgic fervour for Gord Downie continues unabated. His latest solo album release tops the chart in the first week of release and Hip albums continue to populate the best-sellers list.
The Gord Downie halo effect on Canada’s Albums chart continues, with 10 Hip titles in the top 200 and the singer’s Secret Path project bulleting into the top 50. Niall Horan’s solo release burst into 1st place, while the Future and Young Thug combo blasts on at 5 (with video).
Pierre Lapointe has the number one album this week. It's his third chart-topper in a multi-platinum career, and he is one of several Quebec artists to make a splash in the latest countdown. Also debuting is a collection of Vinyl Cafe stories by the late Stuart McLean.
Earlier this week we published Nielsen Music Canada's Q3 report on best-sellers and streaming giants in the market this year, and today we follow up with an all-Canadian artists' breakdown that is chock full of surprises.
Q3 insights include weekly on-demand audio streams surpassing 800 million for the first time ever, and a cume of 27.6 billion so far in 2017.
At the trade org's AGM in Toronto, president Stuart Johnston expressed optimism about the government's support of the independent music sector.
Hat fans have been slow to embrace music streaming, but that is changing as some of the biggest brands in the business pull out their big guns to corral these folks.
The arrangement names Nielsen as the data provider for the annual CCMA music awards show by supporting the balloting and nominations selection process.
In a week light on blue chip new releases, Ed Sheeran slides back to 1st place on the Albums chart this week.
Here is this week's Nielsen Marketwatch report which features Canadian music stats for the current week and YTD with comparisons to last year.