Justin Bieber, Drake
Justin Bieber, Drake

On the Charts This Week: Drake, Biebs Have No. 1s

What A Time To Be Alive, the collaborative mixtape recorded with Atlanta rapper Future, earns Drake his second No. 1 album on both sides of the border. First week sales in Canada on the Universal Music release totalled 24,000 copies.

He is one of five Canadian acts in the top 10 this week. The Weeknd's Beauty Behind The Madness (Universal) is in fourth place, Metric's Pagans In Vegas (Universal) debuts at No. 5, Quebec pop singer Brigitte Boisjoli (Musicor/Select) debuts at No. 6, and theatrical superstar Mario Pelchat (MP3/Select) enters at No. 10.

All told, nine of the top ten albums this week are entries. David Gilmour’s Rattle That Lock (Sony) debuts at No. 2 with 20,000 units sold. It matches the No. 2 peak of his last studio album, '06’s On An Island. He was last present on the chart when Pink Floyd’s The Endless River debuted in first place in November 2014.


Lana Del Rey’s Honeymoon (Universal) comes in at No. 3 with 15,000 copies sold. It's her fourth straight top ten album and her third to debut inside the top three.


The only album in the top ten this week that isn’t a debut is The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind The Madness (Universal) which drops two spots despite a 31% sales increase.

Metric’s Pagans In Vegas (Universal) debuts at 5 with 7,200 sales. It's the group's second straight top five album, following 2012’s No. 2 Synthetica.


Brigitte Boisjoli’s Patsy Cline sold 6,300 in its first week, matching her highest chart peak to date with 2014’s Sans Regret.

American rapper Mac Miller’s Go:od Am (Warner) enters at No. 7 with 5,400 copies sold and marks his third straight top ten debut.

Shinedown’s Threat To Survival (Warner) debuts at No. 8 with 5,000 copies sold. It's the Jacksonville, FL rock band's first album since 2012’s Amaryllis peaked at No. 7.

Ryan Adams’ cover album of Taylor Swift’s 1989 (Universal) debuts at No. 9 with 4,400 copies sold. It's his second straight top ten debut and his biggest one week sales tally to date.

Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean” (Universal) maintans at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 for the fourth straight week and picks up Greatest Gainer/Airplay honours. The song hops 13-6 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart with a 34% increase in audience numbers.

Drake’s “Hotline Bling” (Universal) glides 21-15 on the Canadian Hot 100 and scores Greatest Gainer/Digital honours. The song moves 10-5 on the Digital Songs chart with a 40% download increase.

Ellie Goulding’s “On My Mind” (Universal) picks up the Hot Shot Debut on the Canadian Hot 100, landing at No. 36. It is her highest debut as a main artist and is the follow-up to her highest charting song to date, the No. 3 “Love Me Like You Do.”

Two other songs debut in the top-50 with One Direction’s “Infinity” (Sony) enters at No. 40 and Lady Gaga’s “Til It Happens To You” (Universal) at No. 46 —her first charted song since November 2013.


All data courtesy of SoundScan and BDS, with collaboration from Nielsen Canada's Paul Tuch


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