Harry Styles in a recent Graham Norton TV show performance
Harry Styles in a recent Graham Norton TV show performance

On The Charts: May 22, 2017

Harry Styles’ self-titled debut solo album enters at number one on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with 19,000 total consumption units that blend sales with on-demand streams.

The album has the top sales total, the second highest digital song downloads and the fourth highest audio on-demand stream total in the week. It is the fifth-time Styles has been part of a chart-topping album, the four previous with One Direction. He is the second member of the group to top the chart, following Zayn, who debuted at No. 1 in April 2016.

Zac Brown Band’s Welcome Home debuts at 2, with 12,000 total consumption units. The Atlanta-based Country act’s last two releases both entered the chart at No. 1.

Machine Gun Kelly’s Bloom enters at 6, his second straight top-ten album. This is the follow-up to 2015 No. 5 release, General Admission.

Franklin, Tennessee-based Paramore’s first album in four years is After Laughter and it blasts on the chart in 9th place. Both of their previous albums peaked at 3.

Three more new releases debut in the top 50, with Seether’s Poison the Parish landing at 25, New Kids On The Block’ Thankful EP entering at 29 and Scott Helman’s Hôtel de Ville slips on at 45.

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” remains at the top of the Digital Songs and Streaming Songs chart, posting a one million increase over last week (+16%) to over seven million streams.

Miley Cyrus’ “Malibu” vaults 17-2 (+259%) on the Songs chart and rockets 76-4 (+494%) on the Streaming chart.

Following the death of Chris Cornell, consumption of his total catalogue posts a huge increase.

Combined album sales of his releases with Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple Of The Dog and solo releases went from just over 100 units in the prior week to over 3,000.

On-Demand streaming over the previous week for Soundgarden is up 726%, for Audioslave up 389%, for Temple Of The Dog up 402% and for his solo work, up 1380%. Soundgarden’s Superunknown re-enters the Billboard Canadian Albums chart at 30, and Audioslave’s self-titled album comes in at 47.


All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director, Paul Tuch.



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