In a quiet week for major new releases there is little movement in the top ten on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with the Black Panther soundtrack spends a second week at number one, with over 11,000 total consumption units. The album once again scores the top sales total and highest audio-on-demand stream total for the week.
Ed Sheeran’s Divide holds at 2, Migos’ Culture II rebounds 4-3, trading places with Justin Timberlake’s Man Of The Woods, and Camila Cabello’s Camila edges 6-5.
Four new releases debut in the top 50, with LA rapper Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap, at 22; American folk-rock act Brandi Carlile’s By The Way I Forgive You, at 27; Floridian rapper Kodak Black’s Heart Break Kodak, at 34; and the 6-song The Launch Season 1 EP at 37.
Drake’s “God’s Plan” returns to the top of the Streaming Songs chart and bumps 3-1 on the Digital Songs chart. This is his third chart-topping digital hit as the main artist and first since “One Dance” spent three weeks at No. 1 in April 2016.
CBC gave some songs from Canadian artists strong profile during their coverage of the Winter Olympics. One of them was Jim Cuddy’s 2006 song “Pull Me Through,” which played under a tribute to gold medal skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. The exposure helped debut the song at 7 on the Digital Songs chart, and the album the song is on, The Light That Guides You Home, re-enters the Billboard Canadian Albums chart at 156.
– All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional colour commentary provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director Paul Tuch.