Released on April 29, Drake's Views returns to number one on the Billboard Canadian Albums consumption chart…again. If it’s any consolation for those vying for the top spot, Drake hasn't been at the top of the chart since the beginning of August.
Drizzy captures 6,500 total consumption units to score his return to the top. Not a number that speaks the world about how hot music is--but for him it is his 12 week in 1st place this year. As has been the case since its release, the strength of the album is in its on-demand activity and Views generated 6.3M streams in the week. That number is nearly twice as many streams as Travis Scott's Birds in The Trap Sing McKnight, which has the second highest streaming total for the week. Scott’s album sold an underwhelming 1,200 units, placing it at 19 on the sell-through chart.
The soundtrack for Suicide Squad moves 4-2 despite a 5% consumption decrease, and Celine Dion's Encore Un Soir slips to 3rd place, despite maintaining its hold as the No.1 best-seller of the week, with 5,400 copies purchased.
Sia's This Is Acting skips 6-4 and Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman jumps 9-5 with a 7% consumption increase. It’s Grande’s highest chart peak since its third week of release in mid-June.
Three albums debut in the top ten this week, led by American rapper Mac Miller's Divine Feminine at No. 6. All four of his albums have debuted in the top ten and this one surpasses the No. 7 peak of his last, 2015's Go:od AM.
Melodic metal band Ghost's Popestar debuts at 7. It is the Swedish outfit's highest charting album to date, surpassing the No. 9 peak of 2015's Meliora.
Canadian electronic ensemble A Tribe Called Red enters at 10 with We Are the Halluci Nation. The LP sold 2,500 units in the week; that is five times higher than their previous highest one week sales total.
Other debuts in the top 30 include Die Antwoord’s Mount Ninji and da Nice Time Kid, at 16; Usher’s Hard 11 Love, at 20; and Groenland’s A Wider Space, at No. 26.
The Chainsmokers' "Closer" spends another week at the top of both the Digital Songs and the Streaming Songs charts, picking up over 5M streams for the second straight week.
“Forever Country," the song recorded by thirty Country stars of the past and present, debuts at 2 on the Digital Songs chart.
-- All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional input from Nielsen Music Canada Director Paul Tuch.