Ed Sheeran leaps to the top with two new singles
Ed Sheeran leaps to the top with two new singles

On The Charts This Week

The Weeknd’s Starboy remains at number one on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart for the fifth non-consecutive week, with 8.3K total consumption units, down 11% over last week. The album has the highest album sales (2.1K,),digital song sales (14K) and audio on-demand streams (7.2M) for any album this week.

Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic spends its third straight week in the runner-up position, down 26% over last week.

After the film came away with seven Golden Globe awards last week, the soundtrack for La La Land leaps 24-3 with a 73% consumption increase. The album scores the second most album sales for the week.

The Chainsmokers’ Collage edges 5-4 and the soundtrack for Moana moves 10-5 with a 2% consumption gain.

It is a big week for Ed Sheeran, whose two new singles, “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill,” debut at numbers one and two respectively on both the Streaming songs and Digital songs charts. With over 4M streams, “Shape Of You” picks up the second highest first week stream total, only surpassed by Adele’s “Hello.” “Shape’s” 45K digital song sales is also the highest one week total since “Hello.” It is the first time that an artist has had the top two songs on both charts since Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” and “Love Yourself” held the top positions in late 2015.

Sheeran’s first two albums also have big weeks on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart. His sophomore album, and first No. 1, X, jumps 49-11 with a 112% consumption increase, the album’s highest position since January 2016. His first album, +, re-enters at No. 41 with a 155% gain.

Other big movers on the chart include the Sing soundtrack (21-13), James Arthur’s Back From The Edge (27-16, +17%) and this week’s highest new entry, Dropkick Murphys’ 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory, at No. 21.

 

 

 

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

 

 

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