J. Cole’s KOD debuts at number one on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with over 21,000 total consumption units, the highest one-week total so far in 2018. The album also garnered the highest sales total and the highest on-demand stream total for the week. With 20.5 million streams, it is the fifth highest one-week total to date, only surpassed by Drake’s More Life, The Weeknd’s Starboy and Kendrick Lamar’s Damn. This is his second straight chart-topping album, following 2016’s 4 Your Eyez Only.
FYI, Billboard magazine reports that Cole says the album's title has three meanings: Kids on Drugs, King Overdosed, and Kill Our Demons.
Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel’s A Perfect Circle’s Eat The Elephant debuts at 3. All four of the band’s albums have reached the top five.
Three albums from Avicii re-enter the top 200 following his passing on April 20th. His 2013 album True, which peaked at 2, re-enters at 12, while 2015’s Stories lands at 25 and 2017’s Avici (01) comes in at 35.
Other debuts in the top 50 include Sting & Shaggy’s 44/876, at 19; The Chainsmokers’ Sick Boy, at 20; Brothers Osborne’s Port Saint Joe, at 30; Lord Huron’s Vide Noir, at 40, and Donovan Woods’ Both Ways at 42.
Ariana Grande’s “No Tears Left To Cry” debuts at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart, making it her third chart-topping song and first since “Bang Bang” in 2014. “Tears” also enters the Streaming Songs chart at 2.
– All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional colour commentary provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director, Paul Tuch.