Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart this week, with 24,000 total consumption units. The album scores the highest digital song and audio-on-demand stream totals for the week and becomes his third chart-topping album and first since Tha Carter IV in September 2011.
Cher’s album of Abba covers, Dancing Queen, debuts at 2 with 16,000 total consumption units, achieving the highest album sales for the week. It is her top charting album in the Nielsen SoundScan era, surpassing the No. 4 peak of her 2013 release, Closer To The Truth.
Logic’s YSIV debuts at 4, his third straight top five album. It is the follow-up to his No. 1 Bobby Tarantino II in March of this year.
Other debuts in the top 50 include Kevin Gates’ Luca Brasi, 3 at 32, Tom Petty’s An American Treasure, at 43, and Rod Stewart’s Blood Red Roses, at 49.
Following the passing of Charles Aznavour, his Best Of 20 Chansons enters at 50. His album sales posted a 2500% increase over the previous week.
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow,” the lead single from the new movie A Star Is Born, bullets 20-1 on the Digital Songs chart, with a 364% download increase. It is her fifth chart-topping song and first since “Born This Way” in February 2011.
– All data courtesy of SoundScan with colour commentary provided by Nielsen Music Director, Paul Tuch.