The Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack debuts at the top of the Billboard Canadian Albums chart this week, with 11,000 consumption units that blend CDs, downloads and streams. The album also achieves the top selling title of the week, with a lame 5,300 copies sold, and the hit single, "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" -- by the duo of Zayn and Taylor Swift - is the best-selling song title.
Three albums in the top ten post consumption increases, boosted by the artists’ appearances on last week’s Grammy Awards broadcast: The Weeknd’s Starboy edges 3-2 with an 8% gain; quintuple winner Adele posts a 12-3 gain with her trifecta winning 25 that also posts a 103% consumption increase--and Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic rebounds 8-5 with a 57% gain.
Other albums scoring post-Grammy gains include the various artists compilation, 2017 Grammy Nominees, that zooms 17-11 (+60%), Beyonce’s Lemonade rockets 100-14 (+256%), Metallica 30-16 (+50%), Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface 28-21 (+21%), Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book 85-28 (+106%), Keith Urban’s Ripcord 54-32 (+44%), Lukas Graham’s self-titled album 118-38 (+92%), Maren Morris’ Hero re-entering at No. 45 (+190%) and Prince’s Purple Rain re-entering at No. 83 (+149%).
Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” holds at No. 1 on the Songs and Streams charts while Katy Perry’s “Chained To The Rhythm” debuts at 2 on the Songs countdown and picks up her highest charting stream song to date, entering at No. 5.
Back on the album consumption chart, two other new releases debut in the top ten: Mother Mother’s No Culture enters at 7 (and at 2 on the Album Sales chart); Britain's flavour of the month, Rag’N’Bone Man's Humans debuts 9--in large part owing to the hype, and the success of the title cut which takes over the top spot on the Modern Rock airplay chart this week.
Other debuts in the top 50 include Brett Young’s self-titled album, at 26; K-Pop boyband BTS’ You Never Walk Alone, at 35; and US rapper Lupe Fiasco’s Drogas Light at 46.