It's all about The Tragically Hip on the charts this week as all 17 albums in their discography appear on the Top 200 of the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, led by the compilation album Yer Favourites which jumps 2-1 with a 238% total consumption increase over last week. It is the first time the album has topped the chart.
Also in the top ten is their latest album, Man Machine Poem, which holds at No. 6, Fully Completely which leaps 39-8 and Up To Here which vaults 28-9. On the digital songs chart, 29 songs from the band are in the top 200, including five in the top 20, led by "Ahead By A Century" at No. 6 and "Bobcaygeon" at No. 7. From the previous week, the band's albums sales post a 157% increase, their digital song sales are up 342% and their on-demand streams are up 179%.
The biggest selling album of the week belongs to Frank Ocean's Blonde, which enters at No. 2 on the album consumption chart. The album picks up 18,700 units sold, nearly three times higher than his previous one week sales total, reached with the No. 3 Channel Orange in 2012. It also scores 5.2 million audio on-demand streams, the second highest stream total for an album this week, only trailing Drake's "Views." Channel Orange re-enters the chart this week at No. 35.
Two more new releases debut in the top 10 this week. I Told You, the debut full length album from Toronto's Tory Lanez, comes in at No. 5, with 3,800 album units sold and 2.7 million audio on-demand streams.
Lindsey Stirling's Brave Enough lands at No. 7 with her highest one week album sales total to date, surpassing by 150 units, her previous high amount, reached with the No. 5 Shatter Me in 2014.
Dolly Parton's Pure & Simple debuts at No. 20, her highest charting studio album in the Canada SoundScan era. It surpasses the No. 31 peak of her last release, 2014's Blue Smoke.
After debuting at No. 1 three weeks ago, The Chainsmokers' "Closer" returns to the top of the Digital Songs chart with a 38% download increase. The song also holds at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart with 3.72 million streams, up 24% over last week.
-- Data provided by SoundScan with additional commentary from Nielsen Music Canada Director Paul Tuch