Cover art from Jeremy Dutcher's Polaris Music Prize-winning album
Cover art from Jeremy Dutcher's Polaris Music Prize-winning album

Carrie Underwood Achieves 3rd No. 1 Album With 'Cry Pretty'

Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with 28,000 total consumption units and earned the highest sales in the week. This is her third chart-topping album, her first since Blown Away in May 2012, and is the second country album to reach the top of the chart in 2018– following Keith Urban’s Graffiti U in May.

The number one album from the past two weeks, Eminem’s Kamikaze, drops to second place, but still picks up the week’s highest on-demand streams and digital song sales. Drake’s Scorpion slides down one spot, to 3, and Travis Scott’s Astroworld holds at 4.

6lack’s East Atlanta Love Letter debuts at 5, marking it as his first top ten album that surpasses his last release, 2017’s Free 6lack, that peaked at 75.

Other new releases that debut in the top 50 include David Guetta’s 7, at 12, and Tony Bennett & Diana Krall’s Love Is Here To Stay, at 19. Four new albums from Canadian artists also score top 50 debuts: Quebec rapper Koriass’ La Nuit Des Longs Couteaux, at 24; Toronto rapper Killy’s Killstreak, at 28; The Trews’ Civilianaires, at 30; and (Quebec country institution) Paul Daraiche’s Ma Maison Favorite, at 35.

Following his Polaris Prize victory, Jeremy Dutcher’s Wolastogiyik Lintuwakonawa enters the chart at 83 with a 600% consumption increase. The album is the 11th highest-selling title in the week.

Eminem’s “Killshot” debuts at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart, marking it as is his sixth digital chart-topper and first since “The Monster” in November 2013.

Kanye West & Lil Pump’s “I Love It” holds at No. 1 for the second week on the Streaming Songs chart.

All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional colour commentary provided by Nielsen Music Canada director, Paul Tuch.

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