Multi-platinum Quebec superstar Pierre Lapointe’s seventh album, La Science Du Coeur (The Science of the Heart) is the number one best-seller on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart this week and racked up 5,500 consumption units that blend track downloads with on-demand streams.
It is also Lapointe’s third chart-topping album and first since Punkt debuted at the top in March 2013. He is the fourth Canadian artist to have a number one album in 2017, and his is the first French-language album to top the chart since Celine Dion’s Encore Un Soir in September 2016.
Ed Sheeran’s Divide rebounds 6-2 with a 5% consumption increase and last week’s No. 1 album, Shania Twain’s Now, falls to 3rd place.
Marilyn Manson’s Heaven Upside Down debuts at 4, matching the peak of his last album, 2015’s The Pale Emperor.
Imagine Dragons’ Evolve moves 7-5 with a 14% consumption increase. Lil Pump’s debut self-titled album enters at 6, and former Montreal teen model Charlotte Cardin’s 2016 EP Main Girl jumps 97-12 with a 256% consumption increase with the fourth highest selling title of the week. She has actively promoted the release with recent shows in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver and recently signed a record deal with Atlantic Records US.
Other debuts in the top 50 include American rapper (Nathan "Nate" John Feuerstein) NF’s Perception, at 14; Quebec rapper Souldia’s Ad Vitam Aeternam (pour toujours), at 21; Liam Gallagher’s As You Were, at 28; Michigan death-metal four-piece The Black Dahlia Murder’s Nightbringers, at 38; and the late Stuart McLean’s Unreleased (Vinyl Café) Stories, at 43.
Post Malone’s “Rockstar” remains at number one on the Streaming Songs chart and returns to the top of the Digital Songs chart for the first time since it debuted at No. 1 three weeks ago.
-- All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director Paul Tuch.