Thanks to an audio-on-demand total of 15-million streams for the week, more than twice as many as the next highest total, American rapper Xxxtentacion’s sophomore set (using the symbolled-title) ?, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with 12,000 total consumption units. Born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy this is the Floridian hip-hop artist’s first chart-topper, surpassing the No. 2 peak of his last release, 2017’s 17.
Metallica’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct rockets 26-2 and scores the top-selling LP sales total for the week, thanks to an album ticket bundle campaign for their current tour.
The “Black Panther” soundtrack and Ed Sheeran’s Divide each move up one position, to numbers 3 and 4 respectively.
Jann Arden’s These Are the Days debuts at 5 with the second highest album sales total in the week. This matches the peak position of her last release, 2015’s A Jann Arden Christmas. All ten of her albums in the Nielsen SoundScan era have reached the top ten.
Other new entries in the top 50 include the Love, Simon soundtrack, at 24; The Decemberists’ I’ll Be Your Girl, at 34; Scotty McCreery’s Seasons Change, at 35; Stone Temple Pilots’ new self-titled album, at 36; and Kygo’s Kids In Love, which re-enters at 47.
Drake’s “God’s Plan” remains No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart while metal band Bad Wolves scores its first chart-topping song as “Zombie” moves 3-1 on the Digital Songs chart.
– All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional colour detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director Paul Tuch.