On the Charts This Week: City And Colour Debuts At No. 1
City And Colour’s If I Should Go Before You (Dine Alone) is Canada's new No. 1 album, debuting with a respectable 12,000 sales. It is Dallas Green's third consecutive chart-topping album, and he is the seventh Canadian artist to have a No. 1 album so far in 2015 (compared with six in all of 2014). Rose Ave. by You+Me, also featuring Green, which reached No. 1 in October 2014, re-enters at No. 14 this week.
Selena Gomez’s Revival (Universal) debuts at No. 2 with 10,000 sales. It's her third straight album to debut in the top two. Her new single, “Same Old Love,” soars 40-17 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 in its fifth week on the chart.
American rapper Game’s Documentary 2 (eOne) debuts at No. 3 with 8,000 sales. It's his highest chart position since 2011's The R.E.D. Album peaked at No. 2.
In addition to City And Colour, five more Canadian artists are currently in this week’s top ten albums. The Weeknd moves 6-4, Coeur De Pirate skips 15-5, Mario Pelchat sits at No. 6, Brigitte Boisjoli falls to No. 7, Corb Lund’s Things That Can’t Be Undone debuts at No. 9, and retired astronaut Chris Hadfield enters at No. 11.
The Weeknd’s “The Hills” (Universal) jumps 5-1 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 and scores Greatest Gainer/Digital honours. It's his second straight single to top the chart. “The Hills” bumps 7-1 on the Digital Songs chart with a 188% download increase. The song takes over the No. 1 position on the Canadian Emerging Artists chart, replacing his own “Can’t Feel My Face,” which spent 18 weeks at No. 1.
Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” (Universal) remains at No. 4 on the Canadian Hot 100 and picks up Greatest Gainer/Airplay honours. The song moves 5-3 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart with a 14% audience increase.
NY alt band X Ambassadors’ “Renegades” (Universal) slides 4-1 in its 18th week on the Hot 100 Airplay chart. The song, which has already spent 17 weeks at the top of the overall Rock airplay chart, posts a 12% audience gain from last week.
Hedley’s “Hello” (Universal) lands the Hot Shot Debut on the Canadian Hot 100 this week, entering at No. 46. It's the band's highest debut since “Anything” entered at No. 19 in September 2013.
Demi Lovato’s “Confident” (Universal) re-enters the Canadian Hot 100 at No. 47. The new single - from her just released new album - is her follow-up to No. 14 hit, "Cool For the Summer".
— All data courtesy of BDS, SoundScan with input from Nielsen Canada director Paul Tuch