On The Charts This Week

Despite a 9% consumption decrease, The Weeknd’s Starboy remains at number one on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart for the seventh week, with 7.3K total consumption units. With 6.7M audio on-demand streams, the album has more than twice as many streams as the runner-up in the metric, Drake’s Views.

John Mayer’s EP The Search For Everything debuts at No. 2, scoring the week’s highest album sales total. It is his third straight album to debut at the summit of the sales-based Top Albums chart.


Jonathan Roy’s Mr. Optimist Blues debuts at No. 3, his first top ten album. His previous high chart peak was reached with his 2009 release What I’ve Become, which entered at No. 18.

The Chainsmokers’ Collage holds at No. 4 for the third straight week. After receiving 14 Oscar nominations, including two in the Best Song category, the soundtrack for La La Land rebounds 7-5.

Three other new releases enter in the top 40. The 2017 Grammy Nominees album lands at No. 19,  AFI’s AFI (The Blood Album) comes in at No. 20 and Jacob Sartorius’ The Last Text debuts at No. 33.

Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” remains at number one on both the Streaming Songs and Digital Songs charts. It has three times as many song downloads as the runner up on the chart, Zayn/Taylor Swift’s “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” and nearly twice as many streams as the No. 2 streamed song, Migos’ “Bad And Boujee.”



-- All data courtesy of SoundScan and BDS with additional information supplied by Nielsen Music Canada Director Paul Tuch




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