Drake's Views earns his 5th straight week at #1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums consumption, and is also the nation's top seller in the past week with a seven-day sale of 6,100 copies. The number may be low, but he also generated 29,000 track sales and 12.5m on-demand audio streams.
The balance of the top three belong to new releases. Dierks Bentley’s Black enters at 2 with 6.300 total consumption units. The album sold 5,200 copies, the Capitol country artist's highest one week sales total to date. The Phoenix-born hit meister also earned over 600,000 audio on-demand streams in the week. This is the country star’s highest charting album to date, surpassing the No. 5 peak of his last album, Riser.
Fifth Harmony’s sophomore album 7/27 debuts at 3 with 6,100 consumption units, thanks to 2.1m audio on-demand streams. The chart number tops the #8 peak the all girls group's 2015 debut album Reflection scored.
Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman and Beyonce’s Lemonade round out the top five while The Tragically Hip’s Yer Favourites remains rooted in 6th place with only a 5% consumption decrease from last week, as the band’s best of album scores over 1.1m audio on-demand streams.
Australian electronic producer Flume has his first charted album with Skin. The set debuts at 8, picking up 2,400 album sales and 1.7m audio on-demand streams. His self-titled 2012 debut album failed to chart.
Three other new releases enter in the top 50: Irvine, Ca. quartet Thrice lands at 20, Quebec's recent The Voice runner-up David Thibault comes in at 32, and Welsh Brit Awards winner Catfish & The Bottlemen land at 49.
Carrie Underwood, who played shows in Ottawa, Toronto and London last week with hubbie Garth Brooks, bullets 57-22 with a 97% consumption increase for her Storyteller album. It is the album’s highest chart position since January.
-- Data courtesy of BDS and SoundScan with additional information provided by Nielsen SoundScan Director Paul Tuch