Cardi B’s debut studio album, Invasion of Privacy, rockets right to No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart in its first week, ratcheting up 12,000+ total consumption units. The mother-to-be celebrated her 13-track winning debut with a killer performance at Coachella this weekend. Invasion achieved the highest digital song and on-demand stream totals in the week and second best-seller status.
For those keeping score of such things, B is the second artist to pick up a chart-topping entry with a debut release in 2018, following Camila Cabello’s Camila.
LA rock ensemble Thirty Seconds to Mars’ America debuts at 3, picking up the highest selling album score for the week. It is the band’s highest charted album to date, surpassing the No. 6 peak of 2013’s Love Lust Faith + Dreams.
Two tribute albums featuring the songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin debut this week, led by Revamp at 7. Restoration, a collection of their songs recorded by Country artists, enters at 31.
Other debuts in the top 50 include Flatbush Zombies’ Vacation in Hell, at 13; Lil Xan’s Total Xanarchy, at 17; Famous Dex’s Dex Meets Dexter, at 22; Bazzi’s Cosmic, at 30; Kylie Minogue’s Golden, at 33; Enima’s OPN, at 36; Hillsong Worship’s There Is More, at 40; and Sloan’s 12, at 44.
Drake holds the top two positions on the Streaming Songs chart this week as his new single, “Nice for What,” enters at No 1 with nearly seven million streams, and “God’s Plan” steps back into 2nd place. “Nice for What” also debuts at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart. It is his third No. 1 Streaming and fourth No. 1 Digital Song to date.
– All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional colour commentary provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director, Paul Tuch.