Billy Talent image via Instagram.
Billy Talent image via Instagram.

Encanto Becomes First No. 1 S/T Since 2019's A Star Is Born

The soundtrack to the Disney film Encanto slides 2-1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, achieving the largest on-demand stream total for the week. It is the first chart-topping soundtrack album since A Star Is Born in 2019. Noteworthy too is the fact that the South American flavoured s/t  was originally written in English and Spanish, but has been translated, recorded and released in 44 other languages


The Weeknd’s Dawn Fm, the number one album from the last two weeks, drops one place, to No. 2; Gunna’s Ds4ever holds at 3, Adele’s 30 remains at 4, and Ed Sheeran’s = moves 6-5.

Meat Loaf’s classic 1977 album Bat Out of Hell re-enters at 6, following news of his passing on January 20th. It is the album’s first appearance on the chart since June 2018. His 1993 release, Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, re-enters at 57.

The top debut of the week belongs to Billy Talent’s Crisis of Faith, at No. 8, earning the highest album sales total of the week. It is the Canadian band’s 6th top ten album and first since 2016’s Afraid of Heights hit No. 1.

Other debuts include Youngboy Never Broke Again’s Colors, at 21; Walker Hayes’ Country Stuff The Album, at 27, and American rapper Iann Dior’s on to better things at 28.

– All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by MRC Data's Paul Tuch.

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