Ed Sheeran on stage in Helsinki recently: Pic: Facebook
Ed Sheeran on stage in Helsinki recently: Pic: Facebook

On The Charts: July 29, 2019

Ed Sheeran’s No. 6 Collaborations Project remains at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with 16,000 total consumption units, once again earning the highest album sales, audio-on-demand streams and digital song download totals for the week. All three of Teddy’s chart-topping albums have now spent multiple weeks at No. 1.

Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? remains at No. 2 and Lil Nas X’s 7  holds at No. 3. His Old Town Road spends its 16th week at the top of the Streaming Songs chart and the 14th week on the Digital Songs chart. It ties the record for the longest run at No. 1 on the Streaming chart with Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You and Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s Despacito.

The top new entry of the week is Beyoncé & Various Artists’ The Lion King: The Gift at No. 4. The actual soundtrack to the film bullets 29-18 with a 34% consumption increase. Two other new releases enter the chart in the top 50 this week, with Sum 41’s Order In Decline landing at 13 (with the second-highest album sales total for the week), and Sabaton’s The Great War at 24.

Sam Smith’s How Do You Sleep? picks up the top debut on both the Streaming and Digital Songs charts, landing at No. 8 Digital and No. 13 Streaming.

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

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