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New Madonna, Springsteen Albums Can't Usurp Billie Eilish's No. 1 Status

Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with 7,000 total consumption units and earning the highest audio-on-demand streams and digital song download totals for the week. It is the album’s sixth non-consecutive week at No. 1, the most for a solo female artist since Adele’s 25 spent 12 weeks at the top in late 2015 and early 2016.

Two superstars who had their biggest successes in the 1980s score top five debuts this week. Madonna’s Madame X enters at 2, with the highest album sales total for the week. It is Madge’s tenth album in the Nielsen SoundScan era to debut in the top two, and her first charted album since Rebel Heart debuted at No. 1 in March 2015.

Bruce Springsteen’s Western Stars debuts at 4, his eighth top five entry in the Nielsen SoundScan era and first since High Hopes debuted at No. 1 in January 2014.

Following the Toronto Raptors’ first NBA championship and last week’s parade, Drake’s Scorpion vaults 10-7 with a 14% consumption increase, the album’s highest chart position since mid-February. Two new songs, released to celebrate the victory, debut in the top ten on both the Streaming and Digital Songs charts, with “Money In The Grave” entering at 2 streaming and 4 digital.

Other debuts in the top 50 include Killy’s Light Path 8, at 24, and Bastille’s Doom Days, at 30.

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” holds at No. 1 on the Streaming and Digital Songs charts for the 11th and 9th weeks respectively.

Taylor Swift’s new single, You Need To Calm Down, debuts at 2 on the Digital Songs chart and No. 4 streaming.

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

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