Drake And Def Leppard Are Top Of The Pops On Streaming Chart

Drake's new track, “God's Plan,” released on January 19th as part of a 2-song single called Scary Hours, achieves a record-busting On-Demand Audio busting 7.3 -million streams in its first week of release in Canada.

This record-breaking number surpasses the previous one week high of 5.2 million, reached by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" in the last week of May 2017.

The flip-track, “Diplomatic Immunity”, also makes a top ten-streaming debut this week.

After one week out of the top spot, Ed Sheeran’s Divide returns to number one on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with 8,600 total consumption units, including the highest audio-on-demand stream total for the week with close to 5.4 million. It is the album’s 9th week at No. 1.

Fall Out Boy’s first album in three years, M A N I A, debuts at 2 with 6,400 total consumption albums, including the highest album sales total for the week with 5,500. It is their fourth album to reach the top two to date.

The other new entry in the top ten belongs to Canadian singer-songwriter Bahamas, debuting at 5 with Earthtones. This is his second straight top five album, following 2014’s No. 4 Bahamas Is Alfie.

Other debuts in the top 50 include Black Label Society’s Grimmest Hits at 23, First Aid Kit’s Ruins at 29 and Lanco’s Hallelujah Nights at 30.

With their catalogue now available digitally, and on streaming services, Def Leppard has three albums appearing in the top 200. Their 1987 release Hysteria comes in at 44, the best-of Vault lands at 66 and the 1983 breakout Pyromania enters at 188.

- All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director Paul Tuch.

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