The Backstreet Boys’ DNA debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, the group’s sixth chart-topping album and first since The Hits – Chapter One in 2001. DNA also achieves the highest one-week consumption total since Drake’s Scorpion picked up 70,000 consumption units in July 2018, and with 47,000 album sales, DNA has the highest one-week total since Taylor Swift’s Reputation sold 80,000 copies in November 2017.
Following the announcement that both films picked up an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, the soundtracks for A Star Is Born rebounds 3-2 with a 17% consumption increase, and Bohemian Rhapsody pops 9-6 with a 14% consumption increase.
In its first full week of activity, Weezer’s Weezer (Teal Album) bullets 48-8 with a 197% increase. It is their highest charting album since Weezer (Red Album) peaked at 2 in 2008.
Other debuts in the top 50 include Brit rock band Bring Me the Horizon’s Amo, at 12, Quebec pop singer Ingrid St-Pierre’s Petite Plage, at 24, and the 2019 Grammy Nominees collection, at 28.
Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” remains at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart while Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow” returns to the No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart.
J. Cole’s “Middle Child” rockets 52-2 on the Streaming Songs chart and 33-10 on the Digital Songs chart.
-- All data courtesy of SoundScan with colour commentary provided by Nielsen Director of Operations, Paul Tuch