Bon Iver's enigmatically titled first album in five years, 22, A Million, hits the twin Album Sales and Consumption charts summits in its first week of release, selling 7,000 copies and accumulating 8,400 mix-and-match equivalents. Pent up demand and strong advance marketing helps to spur the album beyond the group's self-titled 2011 set, which peaked at 6. The package is available in traditional formats (LP, CD, download) and cassette. To read a rambling explanation of the poppycock behind the album's title you can link here.
Shawn Mendes' Illuminate flitters backwards to 2nd place with 6,000 consumption units, while Drake's Views and the Suicide Squad soundtrack remain at positions 3 and 4 respectively, and Sia's This Is Acting edges 6-5 with an 11% consumption gain.
Two other albums debut in the top ten. Acadian Lisa LeBlanc's Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen lands in 8th place with 3,000 consumption units. It is the New Brunswicker's third long-form release and her third straight top ten debut.
Beyonce sis Solange's Seat At The Table makes its debut at 10. It is the former Destiny's Child singer's third release and her first charted album to in Canada.
Four more albums enter in the top 40, including Orange County CA singer-songwriter (Julian Rose) Banks' The Altar, at No. 12; Stockholm metal outfit Opeth's Sorcereress, at No. 13; Van Morrison's 36th studio album, Keep Me Singing, lands at 18; and Quebec season three The Voice winner Francois Lachance debuts at at 31 with his self-produced, Kickstarter-funded album Histoires vraies (Nonfiction).
The Chainsmokers' "Closer" continue to hog the top of the Digital Songs and Streaming charts while the new single, "All We Know," debuts at 4 and 9 on the Songs Streaming charts respectively. The duo now has three songs in the Streaming Top 10 chart.
-- Chart data courtesy of SoundScan with additional information provided by Nielsen Canada Music Director Paul Tuch