New Pup Album Makes A Big Splash, But Khalid Makes No. 1
Khalid’s Free Spirit debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with 26,000 total consumption units, earning the highest album sales and audio-on-demand streams for the week. His third album for RCA is also his first chart-topping album, after reaching the top ten with his previous two releases, most recently landing at No. 6 with 2018’s Suncity.
Last week’s No. 1 album, Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, drops to 2nd place, and Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next holds at 3.
K-Pop group Blackpink picks up its first top ten album as Kill This Love debuts at 8. It surpasses the No. 21 peak of 2018 EP Square Up.
Brooks & Dunn’s Reboot debuts at 16, marking it as the duo’s first charted album since #1s…And Then Some reached No. 10 in ‘09.
Toronto’s Pup debuts at 23 with Morbid Stuff. It is the outfit’s highest charting album to date, surpassing their last release, 2016’s The Dream Is Over that peaked at 48.
Other debuts in the top 50 include French sibling duo PNL’s Deux Freres, at 31, and US singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles’ Amidst the Chaos, at 35.
Lil Nas X’s first charted song “Old Town Road” bullets 2-1 on the Streaming Songs chart with over 11 million streams and rockets 10-1 on the Digital Songs chart.
-- All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional colour commentary provided by Nielsen Canada Director Paul Tuch.