Calvin Harris’ Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with 8,500 total consumption units that combine sales and streams.
This is the Scottish producer/DJ and singer-songwriter’s first chart-topping album here, surpassing the No. 2 peak of his last release, 2014’s Motion.
The album has the second highest sales and second greatest on-demand stream totals for the week.
The rest of the top six are previous chart entries, and each falls one position, including last week’s No. 1, Imagine Dragons’ Evolve, which, again, has the highest sales total in the week, and DJ Khaled’s Grateful which drops to 3 but has the highest on-demand stream total.
Hydrograd is the one new entry in the top ten, delivered by Des Moines’ rock ensemble Stone Sour. It places 7th and is their 5th straight top ten and matches the peak of their last, 2013’s House Of Gold & Bones: Part 2.
Other debuts in the top 40 include the 11-track compilation Icon: Canada 150, at 15; and Edmonton’s Martin Kerr at 29, with Better Than Brand New; while the Baby Driver soundtrack sprints 177-40 with a 148% consumption increase.
A number of albums by Canadian artists enjoyed large gains, helped by the Canada 150 celebrations last week. These would include The Tragically Hip’s Yer Favourites bulleting 27-16 (+43%), Diana Krall’s Turn Up The Quiet rocketing 83-48 (+39%) and Shania Twain’s Greatest Hits (+22%) and Alessia Cara’s Know-It-All (+21%) returning to the top 100.
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” spends its 9th straight week at number one on both the Streaming and Digital Songs charts.
And that’s our look at the charts for this week. See you next time.
— Data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director, Paul Tuch