Macklemore’s Gemini debuts at number one on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with 7,500 total consumption units.
The album achieves the second highest on-demand stream and digital songs totals and the fourth highest album sales total in the week. Gemini is his first chart-topping album, surpassing the No. 4 peak of his last two releases with Ryan Lewis, 2012’s The Heist and 2016’s This Unruly Mess I’ve Made. His current single, “Good Old Days” rockets 61-3 on the Digital Songs chart with a 526% download increase.
Ed Sheeran’s Divide remains at No. 2, posting an 18% consumption increase. The album has the highest digital song sales for the week.
Lights’ Skin and Earth debuts at 3 with the week’s second highest album sales. It matches her highest charted album to date, 2011’s Siberia. All seven of her album releases have reached the top ten.
The Killers’ first studio album in five years, Wonderful Wonderful, debuts at 4, but earns the highest album sale total in the week. All six of their studio albums have peaked in the top ten including their last release, 2012’s No. 3 Battle Born.
Also in the top ten is Post Malone’s Stoney, which moves 11-8 with a 21% consumption increase. It is the album’s first appearance in the top ten, in its 42nd week on the chart. His new single “Rockstar” holds at number one on the On-Demand Streaming chart.
Other debuts in the top 40 include Norwegian DJ/producer Kygo’s Stargazing at No. 17, Fergie’s Double Dutchess at 23, Van Morrison’s Roll with the Punches at 26, Quebec singer-songwriter Tire Le Coyote’s fourth album Desherbage (Weed Controls) at 31, and American singer-songwriter Jhene Aiko’s Trip at 36.
— All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director Paul Tuch