Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, known professionally as Future, has his self-titled album debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart this week, with 7,800 total consumption units that combine sales and streams.
With 3700 copies sold, his album is also the week’s best-seller, and the No. 1 most streamed. This is the Atlanta-born rapper’s first chart-topping solo album, surpassing 2015’s DS2 and 2016’s Evol, both of which peaked at 5. Future achieved a No. 1 in 2015 with Drake for What a Time to Be Alive, and has the potential to earn a second straight No. 1 with HNDRXX, a 17-track LP released last Friday that features The Weeknd and Rihanna
There is little change in the rest of the top five, with The Weeknd’s Starboy staying put at 2, last week’s No. 1 album, Fifty Shades Darker, falling back to 3rd place, Migos’ Culture remaining at 4 and Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic holding at 5.
The top new entry of the week belongs to Ryan Adams’ alt-country Blue Note album release, Prisoner which debuts at 9. It matches the debut and peak position of his last release, 2015’s 1989.
Two other releases debut in the top 40--siren Bebe Rexha’s All Your Fault: Part 1, at 31, and Alison Krauss’ breezy Windy City, at 35.
Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” spends a seventh straight week at the top of the Songs and Streams charts. “It Ain’t Me,” the new single from Kygo and Selena Gomez,” bullets to #2 on both charts.
-- Data supplied by SoundScan with additional detail from Nielsen Music Canada director Paul Tuch