On The Charts

On The Charts

Ed Sheeran, today's hottest nottest pop star!
January 14, 2018
by David Farrell

Crooner Ed Sheeran’s ten-month-old 12-track, hit-driven Divide remains the No. 1 MOR song-package on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart in the second week of 2018, giving Teddy his seventh week overall run as kingmaker in a week only slightly less dull than 10-minutes of so-called "breaking news" on CNN.

January 7, 2018
by FYI Staff

A paucity of new releases, post-Christmas blues leaving consumers strapped for cash, and a cold snap that tickled few funny bones in the first week of the new year likely contributed to ho-hum activity on the chart. Whatever the case, Teddy's cheering.

U2 album cover depicts Bono's son Eli and The Edge's daughter Sian holding hands.
December 11, 2017
by FYI Staff

The Irish band's latest album debuts at No. 1, but Roy Woods, Neil Young and Chris Stapleton also make the charts and a trio of Christmas sellers continue showing gains.

December 4, 2017
by FYI Staff

The lone debut in the top 50 this week belongs to Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ album, Who Built The Moon–but there's still plenty of activity. Christmas packages are selling, and Shania Twain's album gets a good kick from her Grey Cup appearance.

November 26, 2017
by FYI Staff

Taylor Swift holds her lock on the top of the albums chart, but the list is long with competing artists that include Michael Bublé's Christmas showing a strong surge with a recording made more than a half-decade ago.

Kelly Clarkson looked pretty pleased with life, and so she should
November 5, 2017
by FYI Staff

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. 

Niall Horan is top of the pops this week.
October 29, 2017
by FYI Staff

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 triumphs again with his 3rd No. 1 album
October 15, 2017
by FYI Staff

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.

October 10, 2017
by FYI Staff

Shania Twain is back on top with her first studio album in 15 years, Tom Petty's death sent his music soaring back onto the same chart and perennial favourite Canadian band Hedley has itself another smash hit.

October 1, 2017
by External Source

Macklemore debuts at #1 on the Albums chart, Ed Sheeran's March 03 album release continues to do strong business, and Lights has the second best-selling album in the week.

September 26, 2017
by FYI Staff

Canadian artists heat up the Albums chart this week, with Emily Haines, Bruce Cockburn, Jesse Cook and Quebec folk-rock quartet Kaïn represented in the top 50.

 Death From Above's Jesse Keeler and Sebastien Grainger are outrageously hot this week!
September 18, 2017
by FYI Staff

Death From Above, Neil Young and east-coast fave Alvvays have new album debuts this week, but it's The National that has this week's No. 1.