A Trio Of Canadians Debut On The Albums Chart This Week

Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart for the second straight week, aggregating slightly more than 15,000 total consumption units. The album again has the highest on-demand audio stream total, as “7 Rings” and “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” place in the top two on the Songs chart. It is the first of her three chart-topping albums to spend multiple weeks at No. 1.

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack holds at No. 2, as the single “Shallow” spends its 19th week at the top of the Digital Songs chart. It ties Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” for the longest-running No. 1 Digital Song.

Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack rebounds 4-3 with a 33% consumption increase.

Florida Georgia Line’s Can’t Say I Ain’t Country is the top new entry of the week, debuting at 4. It is FGL’s third top five album, and first since Dig Your Roots peaked at 2 in September 2016.

Avril Lavigne’s Head Above Water debuts at 5, achieving the highest album sales total for the week. All six of her studio albums have entered in the top five and this one it is her first charted album since her 2013 self-titled release peaked at 4.

Ten years after its original release, Drake’s mixtape So Far Gone enters the chart at 7, thanks to its debut on streaming services. It is his ninth top ten album and surpasses the No. 15 position reached when it was initially released in 2009.

The only other album debut in the top 50 is Robert Charlebois’ Et Voila, at 48. It’s entry marks it as his first charted album since 2010.

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

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