Kendrick Lamar’s artfully conceived Black Panther soundtrack spends its third straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with 10,000 total consumption units aggregated in the week. It is the longest-running No. 1 soundtrack album since Frozen spent seven weeks at the top beginning in March 2014.
Vance Joy’s Nation of Two is this week’s top new entry, landing at No. 2, with 8,100 total consumption units and achieving the highest album sales total with 5,700 units. It matches the peak of his debut album, 2014’s Dream Your Life Away.
Ed Sheeran’s Divide falls drops one position, to 3, despite a 6% consumption increase over last week. It is the album’s 52nd week on the chart.
The second new entry in the top ten belongs to (American rapper) 6ix9ine’s debut full-length album Day69, at 5.
Other debuts in the top 50 include Our Lady Peace’s Somethingness, at 29, Victoriaville QC-born Dumas’ Nos Ideaux, at 34, and K-pop star Jhope’s Hope World, at 46.
Post Malone’s Stoney edges 7-6 with a 22% consumption increase. His new non-album track, “Psycho,” debuts in 1st place on the Digital Songs chart and at No. 2 on the Streaming Songs chart. It is his second digital chart-topper, following 2017’s “Rockstar.”
All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail and colour provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director Paul Tuch.