Kanye the penitent. Pic: Instagram
Kanye the penitent. Pic: Instagram

Jesus Is King On This Week's Albums Chart

Kanye West’s multi-media gospel protestation, Jesus Is King, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart this week, racking up 16,000 total consumption units, mainly through its having generated 17.9-million on-demand streams. It's his seventh chart-topping album and second consecutive smash, following Ye in 2018. Three of his previous albums also have significant consumption increases, as The Life of Pablo rockets 159-66 (+51%), My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy bullets 189-114 (+30%) and Graduation re-enters at 144 (+26%).

Pony, the third and first charted album from Brit romanticist Rex Orange County, debuts at 3, achieving the highest album sales total in the week.

Quebec neo-classical pianist Alexandra Streliski’s Adisq-winning album Inscape album returns to the chart, rocketing 174-8, matching its highest chart peak reached when it debuted in October 2018.

Walk Off the Earth’s Here We Go debuts at 11, giving the band its highest-charting album since Sing It All Away peaked at 2 in June 2015.

Other debuts in the top 50 include Nashville quintet Old Dominion’s self-titled album, at 21 (and the No. 1 Country Album of the week); James Blunt’s Once Upon A Mind, at 40; and Headstones’ Peopleskills, at 45.

In its first full week of release, Selena Gomez’s Lose You To Love Me goes straight to No. 1 on the Streaming and Digital Songs charts. It marks her first No. 1 Streaming song chart-topper, surpassing the 2nd place peak of her 2017 duet with Kygo on It Ain’t Me, and her first Digital No. 1 —topping the runner-up 2nd place status of It Ain’t Me and 2015’s Good For You.

All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Canada Director Paul Tuch.

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