The National earns its first chart-topping album with Sleep Well Beast debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart this week with over 10,000 consumption units that combine track sales and on-demand streams.
The album, which is the top seller in past week, surpasses the No. 2 peak of the Cincinnati band’s 2010 release, High Violet, and the No. 3 peak of their last—2013’s Trouble Will Find Me.
Second-gen America country singer Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes debuts at 2, matches the peak position of his 2015 LP, Tangled Up.
All the Light Above, Jack Johnson’s first album in four years, debuts at 8. His last seven studio albums peaked in the top ten, and four of them went to No. 1.
Nashville-based country star Kip Moore’s Slowheart debuts at 10, his second straight full-length album to reach the winner zone, following 2015’s Wild Ones.
Other debuts in the top 40 include Death From Above’s Outrage! Is Now at 20, Neil Young’s Hitchhiker, at 23, American hat singer Dustin Lynch’s Current Mood, at 25, US electronic duo Odesza’s A Moment Apart, at 27, and Canada’s east-coast fave Alvvays’ Antisocialites, at 36.
Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” spends its third straight week at the top of the Streaming Songs chart and Sam Smith’s “Too Good At Goodbyes” debuts at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart. It’s his second chart-topping song and first since “Stay with Me” in 2014. The song also enters at 4 on the Streaming chart, one of two songs to debut in the top ten. Zayn’s “Dusk Till Dawn” comes in at 6.
— Data provided by SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director Paul Tuch.