Ruth B, this year's Juno breakthrough artist, is off to a fast start with her debut album.
Ruth B, this year's Juno breakthrough artist, is off to a fast start with her debut album.

On The Charts: May 15, 2017

Chris Stapleton earns his first chart-topping album with From A Room: Volume 1 debuting at the top of the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, jettisoned by 11,000 total consumption units.

The album picks up the top selling title of the week as well, with 9,000 units scanned, double his previous best sales week. The “Never Wanted Nothing” singer’s debut album, Traveller, which peaked at 4 in November 2015, bullets 78-39 with a 66% consumption increase.

From A Room is the first Country album to reach No. 1 since Luke Bryan’s Kill the Lights, in August 2015.

After three weeks at No. 1, Kendrick Lamar’s Damn. drops back into 2nd place but he still managed to earn the biggest one-week on-demand stream total, with 9.7 million. Ed Sheeran’s Divide holds at 3.

Logic’s Everybody debuts at 4, his highest charting album to date, surpassing The Incredible True Story which peaked at 7 in November 2015.

With Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2 doing big business at the box-office, the soundtrack rebounds 9-6 with a 68% consumption increase. The soundtrack to the first movie in the series accelerates 17-12 with a 49% gain.

Diana Krall’s songbook collection, Turn Up the Quiet, debuts at 8 and ranks as the third highest-selling album of the week. Her last nine albums have all debuted in the top ten.


Atlanta versatile rapper Russ (Vitale’s) debut album There’s Really A Wolf enters at 9.

Ruth B’s first full-length release Safe Haven debuts at 17. The Juno Breakthrough Artist winner peaked at 20 with her November 2015 EP, The Intro.

Those making debuts in the top 50 this week are Sony’s affordably priced, 19-track Just the Hits 2017 entering at 24, Royal Mountain Records hits a homer with Mac DeMarco’s This Old Dog coming in at 27, and Quebec’s The Voice winner Stephanie St-Jean’s self-titled album debut splashes down at 28.

With six million streams in the week, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” pole-vaults 2-1 on the applicable Songs chart and holds 1st place for the third consecutive week on the Digital Songs chart. Two members of One Direction zoom into the top three on the Songs chart with their latest solo singles.

Harry Styles’ “Sign Of The Times” sprints 7-2 (+39%) while Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands” bullets 19-3 (+122%).

— All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada director Paul Tuch

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