Jay-Z’s first album in four years, 4:44, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart this week, with 12,000 total consumption units that combine sales with on-demand streams.
Jazzy also has the week’s best-seller and seventh highest on-demand stream total. It’s his fourth chart-topping album, going back to The Blueprint 3 in ‘09.
Ed Sheeran’s Divide rebounds 4-2 with a 16% consumption increase and DJ Khaled’s Grateful remains at 3.
Katy Perry’s Witness skips forward 12-7 with a 78% consumption gain.
Atlanta rapper 21 Savage’s debut solo album Issa Album enters at 8. His lone previous charted release was “Metro Boomin’” from the EP Savage Mode, which peaked at 57 earlier this year.
LA sister trio, Haim’s sophomore release Something To Tell You lands at 11. It’s the follow-up to their No. 7, 2013 debut, Days Are Gone.
Broken Social Scene’s Hug Of Thunder debuts at 14. It’s the ensemble’s first album since 2010’s No. 1 smash, Forgiveness Rock Record.
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” spends its 12th and 10th week at the top of the Songs and the Streaming Songs charts respectively.
Kesha’s “Praying” bullets 38-2 on the Songs chart with a 331% download increase. It’s her highest charted song as a main artist since “We R Who We R” spent two weeks at No. 1 in 2010.
— Data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director, Paul Tuch