On The Charts This Week

Drake’s More Life remains Canada’s No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with 17,000 total consumption units that combine sales with on-demand streams.

The album racked up an additional 19.9 million on-demand streams and is the fourth best-seller in the week. Views bumps 14-11 on the Albums chart.   

Ed Sheeran’s Divide stubbornly holds onto 2nd place with 14,000 consumption units registered in the week. He also had the highest Album and Song sales and logged a further 8.7 million on-demand streams. 

And Sheeran's danceable Carib-tinged single “Shape of You” continues to be a blockbuster, registering its 13th consecutive week at No. 1 on the Streaming and Song charts.

The Weeknd’s Starboy hiccups 4-3, generating a 29% consumption gain over the earlier week.

The top debut goes to Mastodon. The Atlanta master of bombast punches in at 4 with Emperor of Sand.


The one other new entry in the top ten goes to Pompano Beach rapper Kodak Black, whose debut album, Painting Pictures, hops on at 5 with four million on-demand streams.


Two more albums debut in the top 50. 

Brit acid-jazz outfit Jamiroquai’s Automaton dances on at 19. This is the Jay Kay-fronted funk outfit’s highest chart peak since A Funk Odyssey reached 5 in 2001.


Roch Voisine’s Devant Nous (Before Us) places at 45 and registers as the 14th best-seller of the week. It is also the Montrealer’s 22nd studio album and first French studio album in five years. It's a big budget affair with Tom Lord-Alge and Jay Newland named in the stellar cast of credits.


Kendrick Lamar’s tease single “Humble” debuts at 2 on the Streaming and Songs charts. This is the lead track from his new album, due Friday. Unsurprisingly, Lamar lands the highest peaking song on both charts as the main artist to date. He's previously been a featured artist on No. 1 singles from Taylor Swift and Maroon 5.


-- All data courtesy of SoundScan with added detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada director Paul Tuch




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