Chris Cornell's legacy impacts the chart
Chris Cornell's legacy impacts the chart

On The Charts: May 28, 2017

Chris Cornell's legacy survives, but he wasn't the only artist showing strong sales.

American rock act Linkin Park’s One More Light debuts in 1st place on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with 12,000 total consumption units this week.

It is the American rock act’s fourth chart-topping album and first since Living Things completed a streak of three straight No. 1s in 2012.

Albums two through six all drop one position from last week, with Harry Styles at 2, Zac Brown Band at 3, Kendrick Lamar at 4, Ed Sheeran at 5 and Drake at 6.

The Chainsmokers’ Memories…Do Not Open and the Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2 soundtrack switch positions to 7 and 8 respectively.

Multi-Felix Award winner Isabelle Boulay’s EnVerite debuts at 9 with the highest selling album in Quebec this week. All 11 of her studio albums beginning with her sophomore release Scenes D’amour in 2000 have debuted in the top ten.

Papa Roach’s Crooked Teeth comes in at 14, the newly released deluxe edition of Blink-182’s former No. 1 album California re-enters at 15, Rascal Flatts’ Back To Us lands at 19 and Snoop Dogg’s Neva Left debuts at 39.

Chris Cornell’s catalogue continues to post consumption increases this week.

Soundgarden’s Superunknown bullets 30-22 (+30%), Badmotorfinger rockets 119-72 (+40%) and Down On The Upside re-enters at 165 (+55%); Audioslave’s self-titled album jumps 47-24 (+61%) and Out Of Exile similarly rebounds 187-98 (+55%).

The “Singles soundtrack re-enters at 61 (+611%); Temple Of The Dog’s self-titled album bullets 160-88 (+55%); and two of his solo albums, Songbook 175-63 (+104%) and Higher Truth re-enter at No. 137 (+75%).

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Depacito” continues to lead the way on both the Streaming Songs and Digital Songs charts.

With over 7.5M streams, it is the second highest one week total to date, only surpassed by Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” earlier this year.

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