Ariana Grande’s Positions debuts at No 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with over 15,000 total consumption units, scoring the highest album sales, on-demand streams and digital song downloads for the week. It is her fourth chart-topping album to date and her third straight full-length album to top the chart, following 2018’s Sweetener and 2019’s Thank U, Next.
Pop Smoke’s Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon rebounds 3-2 and Sam Smith’s Love Goes debuts at No. 3. It is his first release since 2017’s The Thrill of It All entered at No. 1. All three of his albums have peaked in the top three.
Last week’s No. 1 album, Luke Combs’ What You See Is What You Get, falls to No. 4 and Juice WRLD’s Legends Never Die drops to No. 5.
Trippie Redd’s Pegasus debuts at No. 6. It matches the No. 6 peak of his last album, A Love Letter to You 4, in December 2019. All five of his albums have reached the top ten.
Busta Rhyme’s first studio album in eight years, Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God, enters at No. 26. It is his highest-charting album since Back on My B.S. peaked at No. 18 in 2009.
Other new entries include King Von’s Welcome to The O’Block at 29, Bring Me the Horizon’s Post Human: Survival Horror at 31 and Wizkid’s Made In Lagos at 45.
Two holiday-related albums re-enter the top 40 this week. Michael Jackson’s Thriller re-enters at 37, the album’s highest chart position since post-Halloween 2017, and Michael Buble’s Christmas re-enters at 40. The album has spent seven weeks at No. 1 since its initial release in 2011, including a one week stretch in both 2018 and 2019.
– All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by MRC’s Paul Tuch.