The A-Bomb sits firmly in first place for the sixth week on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with 25 (XLR/Beggars Group) selling a further 51,000 units in the past week for an aggregate total of 860K copies. It is the second fastest selling album in a calendar year since … 21 sold 936K units in 2012. The single “Hello” also maintains in first place on the Digital Songs chart - selling a further 35K downloads in the past week – and ranks 2nd on the Hot 100, with Justin Bieber singing “Sorry” at No. 1. It is the British singer's second Diamond seller, although 25 has yet to be officially certified by Music Canada.
Bieber’s Purpose (Universal) holds in 2nd place, driven by a trio of singles, including the album’s title track, the #1 hit “Sorry” and “Company”.
Other notables on the Albums chart in a week that was mostly static include The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind The Madness (Universal) leapfrogging 8-3, American genre-bending duo Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface (Warner) bulleting 25-5, Selena Gomez’s Revival (Universal) rebounding 19-7, and Shawn Mendes’ Handwritten (Universal) vaulting 40-9.
The top four debuts on the Canadian Hot 100 this week belong to Canadian artists, led by High Valley’s “Come On Down” (Open Road) at No. 83. It's the Alberta country duo’s ninth charted song and highest debut to date.
Brett Kissel’s “Pick Me Up” (Warner) comes in at No. 86, his seventh charted song; Dallas Smith’s “Kids With Cars” (604) enters at No. 87; and Walk Off The Earth’s “Hold On (The Break)” (Sony) sneaks in at No. 93.
- Data courtesy of SoundScan, BDS and Nielsen Music Canada director Paul Tuch