For the first chart week of 2017, The Weeknd’s Starboy holds at number one on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with 11,000 total consumption units. He also has the highest digital songs and on-demand streams total for the week (17,000 and 7.3 million respectively) and has the third highest-selling album.
This is Starboy’s fourth week at No. 1, surpassing the three weeks that The Weeknd's first No. 1 album, Beauty Behind The Madness, spent at the top. The title track remains at number one on the Streaming chart.
Metallica’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct edges 3-2 with a sales tally for the week standing at 5,900 units.
Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic drops one position to 3, the Rolling Stones’ Blue & Lonesome moves one position higher, to 4, and Drake’s Views slides 7-5.
Three albums, all of which placed in the top ten in the 2016 year-end consumption chart, return to the weekly top ten. Adele’s 25 bolts 15-7, The Chainsmokers’ Collage bullets 16-8 (their single, “Closer,” holds at No. 1 on the Songs chart), and Sia’s This Is Acting vaults 18-10.
Only three albums in the top 50 post consumption increases over last week, and all three are movie soundtracks. The s/t for the CG-animated Moana climbs 28-14 with a 10% gain, the s/t for the 3D computer-animated musical Sing soars 60-23 with a 24% increase and La La Land -- the heart-wrenching story of aspiring actress Mia and jazz musician Sebastian -- hits the right note with a 90-26 jump on the chart and a 61% share gain.
-- Data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director Paul Tuch