Rap, hip-hop and French pop acts rock this week's streaming songs and albums charts.
On The Charts
On The Charts
It's an eclectic mix of new releases that regenerate the album chart this week, blending urban country with hardcore funk, alt-metal and pop that's as smooth and sweet as a heaping spoon of Nutella.
J. Cole has his second No. 1 album in Canada with KOD, Avicii's death triggers three top 40 re-entries, Shaggy and Sting's irrepressibly buoyant partnership makes the top 20, and Donovan Wood's return lands at 42.
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.
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.