Taylor Swift, Instagram pic
Taylor Swift, Instagram pic

Taylor's Swift Return To No. 1

Taylor Swift’s Lover debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with 47,000 total consumption units, scoring a clean sweep with the highest album sales, audio on-demand streams and digital song downloads for the week. It is the second-highest one-week consumption total so far this year, just behind Backstreet Boys’ DNA in February. It is her sixth straight studio album to debut at the top of the chart and first since Reputation in November 2017.

All in, Swift's first-week stats include the second highest one-week audio consumption total this year, the 4th largest one-week album sales and audio-on-demand totals. Lover accounted for 16 percent of all album sales in Canada in the week. Actual numbers were not provided to FYI. Her physical sales, including a deluxe edition, vinyl and CD, had a bigger impact in the US where a significant amount of sales were registered by the Target chain which doesn't operate in Canada. The two leading physical sales outlets in Canada would be Walmart and Sunrise Records.

Ed Sheeran’s No. 6 Collaborations Project holds at 2 and last week’s No. 1 album, Young Thug’s So Much Fun, drops to 3.

One other new release debuts in the top ten, as (American rap collective) Brockhampton’s Ginger lands at 10, marking it as the outfit’s second straight top ten album, following Iridescence peak at 6 in October 2018.

Other debuts in the top 50 include the 13 Reasons Why (Season 3) soundtrack at,33; US Country act Midland’s Let It Roll, at 37; Saint Jhn’s Ghetto Lenny’s Love Songs, at 41; and Quebec pop star Fred Fortin’s Microdose, at 48.

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello’s Senorita holds at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart and slides to No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, ending Lil Nas X’s 20 weeks run at the top. This is Mendes’ first song to reach the top of the streaming chart.

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

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