Ariana Grande’s Sweetener debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart this week, garnering 18,000 consumption units. The 15-song, 47:25-minute collection earns the highest Album and Song download sales and the week's highest on-demand stream count. It is her second chart-topping album and first since My Everything debuted at the top in September 2014. It surpasses the No. 2 peak of her last release, 2016’s Dangerous Woman.
Drake’s Scorpion rebounds 3-2 as his current single, “In My Feelings,” remains at the top of the Digital Songs chart.
Travis Scott’s Astroworld, which spent the last two weeks at No. 1, drops to 3, Nicki Minaj’s Queen falls to 4 and Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys slides into 5th place.
With a full chart week following her passing on August 16th, Aretha Franklin’s 30 Greatest Hits vaults 17-9 with a 46% consumption increase. Seven of her albums appear in the top 200 on the Top Albums sales chart.
Three other new releases debut in the top 40 this week. Young Thug & Young Stoner Life’s Slime Language enters at 11, Georgia-born country singer-songwriter Cole Swindell’s All Of It comes in at 16 and Death Cab For Cutie’s Thank You For Today, which is the second highest selling release of the week, debuts at 21.
– All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional colour commentary provided by Nielsen Canada Director, Paul Tuch.