Rapper J. Cole’s melancholy 4 Your Eyez Only debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with 31K cumulatively combined sales and streamed units. It is the Fayetteville, NC rapper's first chart-topping album. It has sold 19.5K units in its first week, ranking as his highest one-week sales total to date in the market.
Each of his previous three albums peaked in the top four. His fourth long-play scores the highest on-demand total for the week with 15.8M streams. Six songs from the album appear in the top 20 streaming songs of the week, led by “Déjà Vu” at No. 4.
The Weeknd’s Starboy falls to 2, with 21K total units. The title cut remains at the top of the Streaming Songs chart this week.
A Pentatonix Christmas holds at 3 while the a cappella ensemble's That’s Christmas To Me sits solidly at 10.
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ June album The Getaway returns to the top 10 this week, while Leonard Cohen’s You Want It Darker hovers a point below in 5th place.
Two new releases in the top 40 this week include American rapper Austin Richard Post, better known as Post Malone, who has his debut mixtape album Stoney coming in at 11 and Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne’s The Storm debuts at 39.
The duo of Zayn and Taylor Swift debuts at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart with “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” racking up 20K+ digital downloads, and earning the dubious distinction of becoming the hottest one-week seller since early September.
-- All data supplied by SoundScan with additional detail from Nielsen Music Director Paul Tuch