The top three albums this week belong to Canadian artists, led by Charlotte Cardin’s Phoenix, which debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, earning the highest album sales and song downloads and the third highest on-demand streams for the week. It is the Montreal pop artist’s first chart-topping album and first to reach the top ten. Her previous highest peak was No. 12 with the 2017 release, Main Girl. Notably, she is the first Canadian female artist to achieve a No. 1 album since Celine Dion’s Courage in November 2019.
Justin Bieber’s Justice drops to No. 2 with the highest on-demand stream total for the week, and The Weeknd’s The Highlights jumps 5-3.
Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia and Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album both climb two positions, to Nos. 4 and 5 respectively.
For the second straight week, a new Eric Church album debuts in the top ten. Soul debuts at No. 9, one position higher than Heart, which landed at No. 10 last week.
Two more new releases debut in the top 20. Moneybagg Yo’s A Gangsta’s Pain comes in at 14, his highest charting album to date, surpassing the No. 35 peak of 2020’s Time Served. Kaleo’s Surface Sounds debuts at 18, It is the Icelandic blues-rock band’s first release since 2016’s A/B reached No. 2.
– All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by MRC’s Paul Tuch.