For the second straight week, a legendary Canadian artist scores the No. 1 album as Leonard Cohen’s Thanks for the Dance debuts at the top of the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with close to 10,000 total consumption units. The album picks up the highest sales of the week with 9,400 units sold. It is his fourth straight studio album to debut at No. 1 and first since You Want It Darker in October 2016, two weeks before his passing.
Last week’s No. 1 album, Celine Dion’s Courage, drops to No. 2, picking up the second-highest sales total for the week with 8,300 units.
Coldplay’s Everyday Life debuts at No. 3. It is the band’s seventh release to peak in the top three and surpasses the No. 10 peak of their last studio release, 2017’s Kaleidoscope EP.
Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding drops one position, to 4, and continues to have the highest audio-on-demand stream total for the week.
Isabelle Boulay’s holiday album En Attendant Noel debuts at 5, her highest-charting album since Merci Serge Reggiani reached No. 4 in 2014.
Trippie Redd’s A Love Letter to You 4 debuts at 6, the American rapper’s fourth straight top ten album and highest chart peak since his first charted album, Life’s A Trip, peaked at 5 in August 2018.
The Frozen 2 soundtrack rockets 36-7 with a 282% consumption increase.
Three other new releases debut in the top 50: Jason Aldean’s 9 enters at 14, Ynw Melly’s Melly vs. Melvin lands at 17, and Beck’s Hyperspace coming in at 48.
Tones And I’s Dance Monkey holds at No. 1 on both the Streaming and Digital Song charts.
Two songs from Canadian artists score the highest new entries on the Streaming Song charts this week as The Weeknd’s Heartless and Partynextdoor’s Loyal both land inside the top 15.
— All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Canada Director Paul Tuch.