On The Charts...This Week

The Weeknd's Starboy beats out the Rolling Stones to remain at No. 1 for the second straight week on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with 27K  total consumption units.

   The album is the fourth-highest-selling title of the week, with 11,000 units sold, but its 21M streams tops the on-demand total, and the highest digital track download total. The title cut single returns to No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart with a 27% download increase.

  The Stones' Blue & Lonesome debuts at 2 with 19K total consumption units and with 18,600 albums sold. It ranks as the week's best seller. It's the band's first studio release since their 2005 No. 1, best-selling, A Bigger Bang.

   Pentatonix has two holiday albums in the top 10, with the a cappella group's latest, A Pentatonix Christmas, holding at No. 3 with a 48% consumption increase and That's Christmas To Me skipping 11-10 with a 24% gain.

   Leonard Cohen's You Want It Darker rebounds 9-4 with a 143% consumption increase.

   Two other new releases debut in the top 10 this week: Childish Gambino's Awaken, My Love enters at No. 7, giving the American actor, writer, comedian and musician Donald Glover his highest chart peak to date and surpassing his 2013 release, Because The Internet, by five positions. The Hamilton Mixtape, various artists package, debuts at No. 9.

   Other new entries in the top 40 include 12-year-old American ukulele player Grace VanderWaal's Perfectly Imperfect debut, at 11; Matthew Good's I Miss New Wave: Beautiful Midnight Revisited EP, at 16; John Legend's Darkness & Light, at 29; and Deadmau5's W:/2016ALBUM/, at 37.

 

 

 

-- Data supplied by SoundScan with additional information provided by Nielsen Music Canada director Paul Tuch

 

 

 

 

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