Downie, The Hip, Kelly Clarkson Hot On The Albums Chart This Week
Gord Downie’s Introduce Yerself debuts at number one on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart this week with 10,000 total consumption points earned from track sales and on-demand streams. It is also the best-seller in the week with 9,000 copies sold.
Introduce Yerself is Downie’s first solo chart-topping album, surpassing the No. 4 peak of his last release, 2016’s Secret Path, which moves 41-22 with a 53% consumption increase. The Tragically Hip halo effect continues with the band having four albums in the top 200, including Yer Favourites, which drops two positions to 5th place.
Kelly Clarkson’s soulful Atlantic Records debut, Meaning of Life, debuts at 4, matching the peak of her last release, 2015’s Piece By Piece. All eight of her studio albums have peaked in the top six.
Offset, Metro Boomin and 21 Savage’s Without Warning debuts at 6. It is the highest charting album for any of the participants. Metro Boomin previously reached No. 7 with Nav on Perfect Timing, and 21 Savage peaked at 8 on Issa Album.
Chris Brown’s Heartbreak on A Full Moon enters at 10, despite the album being released on Tuesday. It is his highest charting album since X debuted at No. 2 in 2014.
Other debuts in the top 50 include Hollywood Undead’s Five at 11, Theory Of A Deadman’s Wake Up Call at 13, Yelawolf’s Trial By Fire at 16, Kenny Chesney’s Live In No Shoes Nation at 18, Majid Jordan’s Space Between at 30 and Weezer’s Pacific Daydream at 41.
Camila Cabello’s “Havana” jumps 2-1 on the Streaming Songs chart, ending Post Malone’s six week run at the top with “Rockstar.” It is the first chart-topping streaming song in Cabello’s solo or group career with Fifth Harmony. Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” spends its third straight week at the top of the Digital Songs chart with a 4% download increase.
– All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director, Paul Tuch