James Blake
James Blake

James Blake Assumes 'Form' On the Chart ... Again!

For the first time in 2019, new releases debut in the upper part of the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with three landing in the top ten.

Future’s Future Hndrxx Presents: The Wizrd debuts at No. 1 with close to 7,000 total consumption units, scoring the highest audio-on-demand stream total in the week. This marks his fourth chart-topping album and first since Hndrxx in March 2017.

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s Hoodie SZN, Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack and the soundtrack for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse all fall one position to Nos. 2, 3 and 4 respectively, and Travis Scott’s Astroworld moves 7-5.

James Blake’s Assume Form debuts at 8, earning him his first top ten album that surpasses the No. 31 peak of 2016’s The Colour In Anything.

American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer Maggie Rogers picks up her first charted album as Heard It In A Past Life debuts at 10.

Other new entries in the top 50 include Xxxtentacion’s Xxxtentacion Presents: Members, at 33 and Weezer’s covers album Weezer (Teal Album), at 48.

Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” debuts at No. 1 on both the Streaming and Songs charts. It is her second chart-topping streaming song and fourth No. 1 digital song.

-- All data courtesy of SoundScan with colour commentary provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director Paul Tuch.

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