Kendrick Lamar’s Damn. debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with 35,000 total consumption units that blend sales and on-demand streams.
This is his third straight album to debut in first place and this album catapults to the top with 25.4 million streams in Canada.
It is the fourth highest one week total to date, only surpassed by Drake's first two weeks of release with More Life and the debut week of The Weeknd’s Starboy.
All 14 songs on Lamar's album place within the top 50 on the Streaming Songs chart, suggesting what we all knew--that the album, like the artist, is MONSTER.
John Mayer’s The Search For Everything debuts at 2, his fifth album to peak in the top two. The album has the top sales total for the week with over 30,000 copies, helped by a ticket bundle campaign.
Ed Sheeran’s Divide holds at 3 and Drake’s More Life falls two spots, to 4. Mario Pelchat & Les Pretres’ Agnus Dei holds at 5 with a 63% consumption increase.
Two other new releases enter in the top ten. La Voix 5 debuts at 7 with the fourth highest album sales total for the week. The soundtrack for Fate Of The Furious lands at 8, the second straight release from the movie franchise to peak in the top ten.
Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” returns to the top of the Songs chart and remains at the top of the Streaming Songs chart. Lady Gaga’s “The Cure” is the top new entry on the Songs chart at No. 3. It is her highest debut on the chart since “Do What U Want” landed at 2 in October 2013.
-- Data courtesy of SoundScan with additional stats provided by Nielsen Music Canada director Paul Tuch