Taylor Swift’s Red (Taylor’s Version) debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, earning the highest album and digital song sales, and on-demand streams for the week. It is her 10th chart-topping album and her third No. 1 album in 2021, following Evermore, which was No. 1 in the first week of the year, and Fearless (Taylor’s Version). With over 36,000 consumption units, it is the second-highest consumption week in 2021, only behind Drake’s Certified Lover Boy. The album also scores the third-highest on-demand stream week of the year, trailing Drake and Kanye West’s Donda, and the second-highest one-week album sales of the year, behind only The Tragically Hip’s Saskadelphia. Six other Taylor Swift albums appear in this week’s top 50.
The number one for the last two weeks, Ed Sheeran’s =, drops to No. 2.
An Evening With Silk Sonic, the project from Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, debuts at No. 3. All four of Bruno Mars’ albums have reached the top three, and it is Anderson .Paak’s highest-charting album to date, surpassing the No. 4 peak of 2019’s Ventura.
Drake’s Certified Lover Boy holds at No. 4 and with a new deluxe version, Kanye West’s Donda jumps 12-5.
Michael Buble’s Christmas bullets 27-7 in advance of a new deluxe 10th-anniversary version of the same.
K-Pop group Twice debuts at No. 17 with Formula Of Love 3. It is their highest chart peak to date, surpassing the No. 38 Taste of Love: The 10th Mini Album in June 2021.
With a new deluxe version, Charlotte Cardin’s former No. 1 album, Phoenix, rockets 60-19.
Jason Aldean’s Macon debuts at No. 26, his first release since 9 peaked at No. 14 three years ago.
– All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by MRC Data's Paul Tuch