South Korean boy band BTS’ Love Yourself: Answer debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with 10,000 total consumption units. The septet’s third album picks up the highest album and digital track download totals and the eighth highest audio-on-demand stream total in the week. This is also the group’s first chart-topping album in the market, surpassing the No. 2 peak of their last release, Love Yourself: Tear, in May. The single “Idol,” featuring Nicki Minaj, debuts at 2 on the Digital Songs chart and 5 on the Streaming Songs chart.
Drake’s Scorpion and Travis Scott’s Astroworld hold at Nos. 2 and 3 respectively, last week’s No. 1 album, Ariana Grande’s Sweetener, falls to 4, and Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys remains at 5.
Alice In Chains’ Rainier Fog debuts at 11, picking up the second highest album sales total for the week. It’s their first album since 2013’s The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here peaked at 2.
Other new entries in the top 50 include (Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer) Ozuna’s Aura, at 25; Florida Georgia Line’s self-titled EP, at 28; and Manhattan rock ensemble Interpol’s Marauder, at 36.
Drake’s “In My Feelings” remains at the top of the Streaming Songs chart as Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You” holds at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart.
– All data courtesy of SoundScan with colour commentary added by Nielsen Canada Director, Paul Tuch.