On The Charts: May 1st, 2017
Drake’s More Life rebounds 4-2, Ed Sheeran’s Divide holds at 3, La Voix 5 pops 7-4 and The Chainsmokers’ Memories…Do Not Open edges 6-5.
The top debut this week belongs to the soundtrack for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, which tidily lands at 7, matching the first series' s/t entry in 2014.
Brad Paisley’s 16-track 11th-album, Love And War, debuts at 11 and is the sixth highest-selling release of the week.
California rock outfit Incubus's eighth album, 8, lands at 15, and American hip-hop act Matthew Tyler Musto - professionally known as Blackbear - achieves his first charting release with Digital Druglord berthing at 19.
Other debuts in the top 50 include Ron Sexsmith's Compass Records album, The Last Rider, at 26.
Ontario's kick-ass country quartet James Barker Band's Game On makes its grand entrance at 29...
Quebec singer Maxime Landry's fifth album, Nos histoires, debuts at 43. The album was recorded with Scott Price, recently hired as Celine Dion's new MD.
Three albums from The Tragically Hip return to the top 100 thanks to vinyl debuts: Day For Night at 46; Trouble At The Henhouse re-enters at 62; and Live Between Us posts at 71.
"Despacito," featuring Puerto Rican pop artist Luis Fonsi with vocals by Puerto Rican Daddy Yankee, does a victory jump from 6-1 on the Songs chart with a 76% download increase. Featuring a remix with Justin Bieber, the track becomes the first Latin song to reach the top of the chart. It's also the teaser from Yankee's upcoming Universal Music Latin album release.
Shawn Mendes’ “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” rockets 16-3 with a 102% download increase. It's his third top-three hit and the song’s success helps his Illuminate album move 31-18 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with a 42% consumption increase.
Ed Sheeran’s “The Shape Of You” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” remain in the top two positions on the Streaming Songs chart, while Luis Fonsi’s & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” bullets 14-3.
— All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail from Nielsen Music Canada director Paul Tuch