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.