Boarding House, Jack White’s third solo album, is now his third chart-topping album.
His first solo studio album in nearly four years, following Lazaretto (2014), "Connected by Love" and "Respect Commander" were released together as the album's lead single in January, with "Over and Over and Over" following up as the second single on March 1. "Corporation" and "Ice Station Zebra" were also released as promotional singles.
Boarding House debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with 18,000 total consumption units. He previously topped the chart consecutively with 2012’s Blunderbuss and Lazaretto.
Last week’s No. 1 album, Xxxtentacion’s ?, drops to 2 while the “Black Panther” soundtrack and Ed Sheeran’s Divide hold at Nos 3 and 4 respectively.
Montreal lyricist and tenor Marc Hervieux’s Nos Chansons debuts at 5, giving him his second top-five album to date and first since 2013’s Mes Plaisirs… which peaked at 2 on the chart.
Quebec R&R singer Yoan’s Depuis Longtemps debuts at 11. It is the follow-up to his self-titled debut album that landed in its first week at No. 1 and became a year-end best-seller in 2015.
Three more albums debut in the top 50, with George Ezra’s Staying At Tamara’s, at 22; Diplo’s California, at 39; and Shreveport, Louisiana hat-singer Jordan Davis’ debut album, Home State, at 48.
The Juno Awards a week ago Sunday helped a number of artists on the charts this week. Shawn Mendes, who picked up a couple of awards, including Single of The Year and Fan Choice, bullets 56-36 with a 35% consumption increase for Illuminate. Daniel Caesar, who performed and won R&B/Soul Recording, rockets 108-71 with a 32% increase for Freudian. Jessie Reyez, who played and won Breakthrough Artist Of The Year, re-enters at 83 with a 231% increase for Kiddo–and the Hall of Fame inductees, Barenaked Ladies, re-enter at 90 with a 229% increase for All Their Greatest Hits (1991-2001).
Shawn Mendes’ “In My Blood” jumps 5-1 on the Digital Songs chart with a 77% download increase. It is his first digital No. 1 song. Another single, “Lost in Japan,” is the top new entry on the chart at No. 5.
Drake’s “God’s Plan” remains at No. 1 for the ninth week on the Streaming Songs chart.
– Metrics courtesy of SoundScan with additional chart detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director Paul Tuch.