Jim Cuddy Band on tour with this week's No. 1 best-selling album
Jim Cuddy Band on tour with this week's No. 1 best-selling album

Drake Stays At No. 1, But Jim Cuddy Has The Week's Best-Selling Album

Migos’ Culture II debuts at number this week one on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with 16,000 total consumption units.

This is the Georgia hip-hop trio’s second straight chart-topper, following Culture, which spent one week at the top in February 2017. The album is the third best-selling title of the week, but more than 19M streams makes it the highest on-demand set in the period with three songs from the record placing in the top ten of the most streamed songs in the week.

The other top ten debut this week belongs to Jim Cuddy’s Constellation, at 3 and achieving best-seller status with 5,000 copies sold.  This is the singer’s highest chart position to date as a solo artist, surpassing 2011’s Skyscraper Soul that peaked at No. 8.

The only other new entry in the top 50 belongs to Machine Head’s Catharsis, at 38.

Last week’s Grammy Awards broadcast propelled a number of releases from winners and performers up the charts. P!nk’s Beautiful Trauma moves 13-9 (+31%), Kendrick Lamar’s Damn edges 11-10 (+14%), Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic vaults 26-13 (+58%), the “2018 Grammy Nominees” compilation skips 17-15 (+36%), Chris Stapleton’s From A Room: Volume 2 bullets  85-29 (+84%) and Kesha’s Rainbow rockets 106-32 (+94%).

Drake’s “God’s Plan” spends a second week at the top of the Streaming Songs chart with over six million streams while Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” holds once again at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart. Justin Timberlake’s “Say Something” leaps to No. 2 on the Digital chart and into the top 15 on the streaming countdown.

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

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