Canada's Hot 50 Albums Of 2015

Billboard Canada has released its year-end Top 50 albums chart, and Taylor Swift's 1989 beats out all competitors...again! This leaves Adele's crushingly successful 25 to be the giant to slay in 2016's year-end chart.

Holdovers from 2014 reign supreme in an era where sales drip, drip, to empty. This in part accounts for why 4 of the top best selling albums were all released a year earlier — albeit on the cusp of the new calendar year. There's also the argument to be made that the record companies have been chasing alt niches and not catering to the mass market; a premise that might account for the overwhelming and spectacular rush to purchase A-bomb's album.

The top album released in 2015, which is also the top Canadian artist best-seller, natch, is Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late, at No. 5. Ten of the 50 albums are by Canadian artists. Drake's collaborative album with Future also makes the cut. Of the 50, 30 were released this year, 19 in 2014 and the Frozen s/t squeaks in from 2013. Canadian artists are in bold face. - view the chart on Billboard here

ALBUM

ARTIST

1

1989

Taylor Swift

2

X

Ed Sheeran

3

In the Lonely Hour

Sam Smith

4

Four

One Direction

5

If You're Reading This…

Drake

6

Hozier

Hozier

7

Yoan

Yoan

8

Wilder Mind

Mumford & Sons

9

Beauty Behind the Madness

The Weeknd

10

Rock or Bust

AC/DC

11

Fifty Shades of Grey

Various

12

Plus Tard Qu'on Pense

Fred Pellerin

13

A Paradis City

Jean Leloup

14

No Fixed Address

Nickelback

15

Smoke + Mirrors

Imagine Dragons

16

Compton

Dr. Dre

17

The Endless River

Pink Floyd

18

Muchdance 2015

Various

19

Guardians of the Galaxy

Various

20

That's Christmas To Me

Pentatonix

21

Just the Hits 2015

Various

22

Kill the Lights

Luke Bryan

23

To Pimp a Butterfly

Kendrick Lamar

24

How Big How Blue…

Florence + The Machine

25

V

Maroon 5

26

Wallflower

Diana Krall

27

Furious 7

Various

28

Title

Meghan Trainor

29

Roses

Coeur de Pirate

30

Sonic Highways

Foo Fighters

31

2015 Grammy Nominees

Various

32

Shadyxv

Various

33

Beneath the Skin

Of Monsters and Men

34

Drones

Muse

35

Jekyll + Hyde

Zac Brown Band

36

2014 Forest Hills Drive

J. Cole

37

Man Against Machine

Garth Brooks

38

What a Time to Be Alive

Drake & Future

39

Rebel Heart

Madonna

40

Handwritten

Shawn Mendes

41

The Pinkprint

Nicki Minaj

42

Forever Gentlemen

Various

43

La Voix III

Various

44

American Beauty/Psycho

Fall Out Boy

45

Rattle That Lock

David Gilmour

46

Stages

Josh Groban

47

Frozen

Various

48

Les Grandes Arteres

Louis-Jean Cormier

49

The Book of Souls

Iron Maiden

50

Cheek to Cheek

T. Bennett/Lady Gaga

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