A number of new releases make strong debuts this week but the Encanto soundtrack continues to hold at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart for the sixth straight week-again picking up the highest on-demand stream total as well as the top digital song download total.
Ed Sheeran’s = once again sits at No. 2 for the third straight week.
The top debut belongs to Avril Lavigne’s Love Sux at No. 3, scoring the highest album sales total for the week. It is her highest-charting album since 2011’s Goodbye Lullaby peaked at No. 2 and it tops the No. 5 peak of her last release, 2019’s Head Above Water. All seven of her studio albums have reached the top five.
Rounding out the top five, Eminem’s Curtain Call and The Weeknd’s Dawn Fm both drop one position to Nos. 4 & 5 respectively.
Kodak Black’s Back for Everything debuts at 15. It is the American rapper’s highest-charting release since his first two albums, 2017’s Painting Pictures and 2018’s Dying To Live peaked at No. 5.
Tears For Fears’ picks up its first charted album in the Canada SoundScan era as The Tipping Point debuts at 20. It is the group’s first album since 2004’s Everybody Loves A Happy Ending which did not reach the chart.
Other new entries include Quebec folk-rock duo 2Freres’ Sous Le Meme Toit at 30, Brit rapper Central Cee’s 23 at No. 32 and the Scorpions’ Rock Believer at No. 59.
– All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by MRC Data's Paul Tuch