Kesha’s Rainbow had a home run straight to No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart this week with a total of 10,000 total consumption units that combine track sales with on-demand streams.
The album is also the top selling release with combined CD and album-downloads totally 7,000 copies. This is her second chart-topping album and the first since her debut release, 2010’s Animal, entered at No. 1 in January 2010.
Ed Sheeran’s Divide drops to 2nd place, Metallica’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, pops to 3 thanks to ticket bundle redemptions, Imagine Dragons’ Evolve slides into 4th place and Kendrick Lamar’s Damn drops to 5. Shawn Mendes’ Illuminate rebounds 12-8 with a 28% consumption increase.
Two other new releases debut in the top 50 this week. Avicii’s Avici (01) EP enters at 14, the Swedish DJ/producer’s first release since Stories peaked at 3 in October 2015. Brit YouTube singer-songwriter Dodie’s You EP comes in at 34.
After spending a record 16 straight weeks at the top of the Songs chart, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” is replaced at number one by P!nk’s “What About Us,” which bullets 18-1 in its first full week of sales activity. It is her fourth chart-topping song and first since “Just Give Me A Reason” spent five weeks at No. 1 in April 2013.
— All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director Paul Tuch.