American hip-hop badass trio Migos follows the success of its American #1 Hot 100 hit "Bad and Boujee" with Culture debuting at #1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with a sell-through of 2700 copies.
The album has the highest sales and the highest audio on-demand stream total for the week, thanks to two songs in the Streaming top ten, the aforementioned “Bad and Boujee” and “T-Shirt.” Culture sold 2,700 copies in the week, roughly three-quarters the amount of all previous releases combined.
The Weeknd’s Starboy, which still has the most digital song sales for the week, slips to 2nd place with a 10% consumption decrease.
Kehlani’s debut album Sweetsexysavage debuts at #3. The native American with Spanish and Filipino roots previously peaked at 95 with her 2015 urban mixtape, You Should Be Here.
In the lead up to the Oscars, the La La Land soundtrack edges 5-4 with an 8% consumption increase. The question now is whether the writing team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, John Stephens (aka John Legend) and Justin Paul's orchestral score can win the day.
Brantley Gilbert debuts at #5 with The Devil Don’t Sleep, the country singer’s highest charting album to date, and surpassing the Jefferson, GA native's 2014 album, Just As I Am, which slipped into the chart at 8.
Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic skips 7-6 with a 9% consumption gain and Adele’s 25 rebounds 17-9 with a 31% increase.
The fourth debut in the top ten in the week goes to Train’s A Girl A Bottle A Boat at 10. This is the third straight top ten album for the San Francisco roots rock outfit that now heads into its third decade.
Big movers in the top 30 include the Trolls soundtrack 18-11 (+31%). The RCA Records album release is produced primarily by Justin Timberlake, along with Max Martin and Shellback. Metallica 27-17 (+28%), Leonard Cohen 53-22 (+72%) and Dierks Bentley 45-30 (+41%) also showed their legs with impressive gains.
Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” spends a fourth straight week at the top of both the Streaming and Digital Songs charts.
With this week’s release of the movie Fifty Shades Darker, the theme song “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”-- from Zayn and Taylor Swift-- claims the second most streamed song and digital download totals for the week.
-- All data provided by SoundScan with additional detail from Nielsen Music Canada director Paul Tuch