Kings of Leon are top of the rockpile this week with Walls similarly taking first placement in the US and a raft of other territories.
Kings of Leon are top of the rockpile this week with Walls similarly taking first placement in the US and a raft of other territories.

On The Charts

Kings Of Leon's Walls debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart this week with 8,800 album sales contributing to 10,000 consumption units, including 1.4 million on-demand streams. It is the band's second chart-topping album and first since Come Around Sundown debuted at the top in 2010. The album title continues the (three brothers, plus cousin) Followill quartet's tradition of using acronyms for album titles, in this case the word play spelling out We Are Like Love Songs

Drake's Views rebounds 5-2 even as the album's overall consumption total 12% total over the previous week. The Suicide Squad soundtrack similarly moved up, jumping 8-3 even as it saw an overall 7% decrease in consumption points.

Colin James' Blue Highways debuts in its first week at 10, marking his first top ten album debut in the SoundScan era.

 

Top 30 debuts include  American rapper and actor Game's 1992 placing at 14; American singer-songwriter "Jojo" Levesque's Mad Love, at 22; Coleman Hell's third album, Summerland, 23; Australian Christian group Hillsong Worship's Let There Be Light, at 24, Hi Sylvain,  a tribute album to the late Quebec author-songwriter Salut Sylvain, at 25, and Zeds Dead's Northern Lights, at 30.

 

 

 

 

 

After holding the runner-up position for the past three weeks, The Weeknd's "Starboy" snags No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart. This is his third chart-topping song and first since he scored back to back No. 1's with "The Hills" and "Can't Feel My Face" last year. He is the third Canadian artist to top the chart this year, following Drake's "One Dance" and Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself."

The Chainsmokers continue to have the number one song on the Streaming Songs chart with "Closer," with The Weeknd's "Starboy" in 2nd place and Major Lazer's "Cold Water" standing still at No. 3.

-- Data courtesy of SoundScan with additional background information provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director Paul Tuch

 

 

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