This week's countdown runs the spectrum in pop music today, from stripper-turned-rapper Cardi B to "Hicktown" singer Jason Aldean, storyteller John Prine to Bad Wolves' brand of tungsten metal.
The odds to win has won, as Cardi B's debut long-play rockets straight to No. 1 in its first week of release. There are a few other new entries, including Canada's favourite-to-win pop band
Sloan, with album '12' breaking into the top 50.
The Weeknd achieves his third No. 1 album with his latest six-song set that includes a strong lineup of session supporters, and BC rapper Merkules breaks into the top 20 with his new project that too has an impressive supporting cast.
The Juno Awards a week ago Sunday helped a number of artists on the charts this week. Among them: Shawn Mendes, Daniel Caesar, Jessie Reyez and for sure, the Barenaked Ladies. Chart report includes video, including [pictured] Quebec star Yoan's latest.
The emotional and nostalgic fervour for Gord Downie continues unabated. His latest solo album release tops the chart in the first week of release and Hip albums continue to populate the best-sellers list.
The Gord Downie halo effect on Canada’s Albums chart continues, with 10 Hip titles in the top 200 and the singer’s Secret Path project bulleting into the top 50. Niall Horan’s solo release burst into 1st place, while the Future and Young Thug combo blasts on at 5 (with video).
Pierre Lapointe has the number one album this week. It's his third chart-topper in a multi-platinum career, and he is one of several Quebec artists to make a splash in the latest countdown. Also debuting is a collection of Vinyl Cafe stories by the late Stuart McLean.
In a week light on blue chip new releases, Ed Sheeran slides back to 1st place on the Albums chart this week.
Arcade Fire has the number one album this week, with Everything Now selling a respectable 50,000 copies out of the box.
A rundown with video of what's hot and new on the albums chart in Canada this week.