Shawn Mendes heads straight to the top of the charts
Shawn Mendes heads straight to the top of the charts

On The Charts This Week

Shawn Mendes scores his second straight number one album and highest one week sales total to date, as Illuminate debuts at the top of the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with 21,000 total consumption units. With 17,000 album units sold, it surpasses the highest one week sales total reached with his last album, Handwritten. 

Illuminate also picks up 3.8 million audio on-demand streams, the second highest total of the week, trailing only Drake's "Views." It is the seventh album from a Canadian artist to reach No. 1 in 2016, matching the amount of the number ones at this date in 2015 from Canadian artists.


Helped by a ticket bundle, Red Hot Chili Peppers' The Getaway leaps to No. 2 with 6,000 total consumption units. It matches the peak position reached by the album in its first two weeks of release.

Four more new releases debut in the top 20 this week. Passenger's Young As The Morning Old As The Sea enters at No. 8. This is Brit-born Michael David Rosenberg's second top ten album.


Luke Bryan's EP Farm Tour: Here's To The Farmer comes in at No. 9. Each of his last seven releases have debuted and peaked in the top ten. Former La Voix contestant Matt Holubowski debuts at No. 14 with Solitudes. With over 2,200 album sales, it is over four times greater than his previous one week high sales week, reached with his debut 2015 album Old Man. 

Marie-Eve Janvier & Jean-Francois Breau's La Route Infinie lands at No. 18, the duo's fourth straight top 20 album.

Other debuts in the top 50 include Bruce Springsteen at No. 21, Lynda Lemay at No. 33, the Trolls soundtrack at No. 41 and Ty Dolla $ign at No. 45.

The Chainsmokers' "Closer" continues its run at the top of both the Digital Songs and Streaming Songs charts. The Weeknd's "Starboy" leaps 18-2 on the Digital Songs chart and 305-2 on the Streaming Songs chart. With just one day worth of sales, One Direction's Niall Horan lands at No. 11 with his solo debut "This Town."


-- All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional input from Nielsen Music Canada Director Paul Tuch.



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