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.
On The Charts
On The Charts
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.
Jann Arden’s These Are the Days debuts at 5, marking it as her 10th top 10 album in the SoundScan era.
This week's chart is all about variety with rappers L'il Yachty and Logic vying for attention with Three Days Grace, Judas Priest, Jimi Hendrix and David Byrne.
Canadian dancehall rapper and mixtape star Tory Lanez (born Daystar Peterson) achieves his first Billboard Canadian Album chart-topper with his sophomore set for Interscope, entitled Memories Don’t Lie.
Post Malone's new single "Psycho" and Kendrick Lamar's carefully crafted Black Panther soundtrack top the charts this week.
CBC gave some songs from Canadian artists strong profile during their coverage of the Winter Olympics. One of them was Jim Cuddy’s 2006 song “Pull Me Through,” which played under a tribute to gold medal skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. The exposure helped debut the song at 7 on the Digital Songs chart.
With their catalogue now available digitally, and on streaming services, Def Leppard has three albums appearing in the top 200, but it's "God's Plan" that places Drake at the top.
Crooner Ed Sheeran’s ten-month-old 12-track, hit-driven Divide remains the No. 1 MOR song-package on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart in the second week of 2018, giving Teddy his seventh week overall run as kingmaker in a week only slightly less dull than 10-minutes of so-called "breaking news" on CNN.
A paucity of new releases, post-Christmas blues leaving consumers strapped for cash, and a cold snap that tickled few funny bones in the first week of the new year likely contributed to ho-hum activity on the chart. Whatever the case, Teddy's cheering.