Taylor Swift’s Reputation debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with over 81,000 total consumption units, including 80,000 album copies this week.
It is the American singer’s fifth straight chart-topping album and third highest one-week sales total to date and earns the highest one-week sales and consumption total since Drake’s Views sold 92,000 copies and 110,000 consumption units in May 2016. All this without any streaming figures to support the release, as per her instructions to management. It is not clear yet when the tracks will be available on Apple Music, Spotify and other streaming platforms.
The other two new entries in the top ten belong to Francophone artists. Francois Perusse’s Best Ove enters at 2 —his highest charting album to date that surpasses the No. 3 peak of his three previous releases, including 2015’s L’Album Du Peuple Tome 10. All seven of his albums in the Nielsen SoundScan era have reached the top ten.
2Freres’ sophomore album La Route debuts at 5, topping the 14 peak position of brothers Erik and Sonny Caouette’s debut disc, 2015’s Nous Autres.
Johnny Reid’s Revival edges 4-3 in its second week of release, with a 56% consumption gain; Mario Pelchat/Les Pretres’ Noel Ensemble drops one spot to 7, despite a 44% consumption increase; P!nk’sBeautiful Trauma spends its fifth straight week in the top ten, holding at 8 with a 21% gain; Shania Twain’s Now bullets 23-10 with a 90% increase; and Michael Buble’s Christmas vaults 28-14 with a 63% increase.
Other debuts in the top 40 include Evanescence’s Synthesis at 16, Metallica’s re-issue of Master of Puppets at 28 and Greta Van Fleet’s From The Fires at 38.
Camila Cabello’s “Havana” spends its third straight week at the top of the Streaming Songs chart while Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” holds at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart. Eminem’s “Walk On Water” debuts at 2, his highest charting digital song since “The Monster” spent four weeks at No. 1 in November 2013.
— Data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director, Paul Tuch.