On The Charts This Week

Celine Dion's Encore Un Soir is a smash hit, even as the greater number of sales for this exclusively French-language album are confined to a single province.

The singer’s 13th studio album is also her 14th album to have its debuts at number one on the Billboard Canadian Album consumption chart in the past two decades since SoundScan has been tracking this data.  

Dion has now surpassed the eight million sales mark since 1996 when the counts began and it is the most sales any artist has achieved here by a country mile. In fact, her closest rival is Eminem who places second with what seem a puny three million units.

Florida Georgia Line's Dig Your Roots debuts at 2 with 16,000 consumption units, that includes 14,000 album sales in the week. It is the highest one week sales total for a Country album since Johnny Reid sold 15,000 copies in November 2015 and matches the duo's earlier chart peak, reached with the last album, 2014's Anything Goes.

Barbra Streisand's Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway debuts at the top of the chart in America, but here Babs has her first week landing at No. 3, with 10,000 consumption units. It’s her highest chart position and one week sales total since 2009's Love Is the Answer entered in 2nd place.

Britney Spears' Glory enters at No. 4 with 9,000 consumption units. It tops the No. 7 peak of her last album, 2013's Britney Jean.

A number acts who performed on last Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards show posted strong increases. Ariana Grande's "Dangerous Woman" bops 15-10, with a 21% consumption increase; Rihanna's "Anti" beetles 19-15. with a 14% gain; and Beyoncé’s "Lemonade" leapfrogs 50-16, with a 117% increase.

The Chainsmokers' "Closer" holds at number one on both on the Digital Songs and Streaming charts, with a download increase of 33% and a stream gain of 22%.



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