Kanye, Dave Matthews Band and Dierks Bentley debut in the top 10 and in the top 50, Quebec's fave country singer Guylaine Tanguay comes in at 23, Sugarland at 31, and sensational Brit R&B stylist Jorja Smith's debut makes a splash at 41. Videos included.
On The Charts
On The Charts
Kanye has the top scoring album receipts with massive streaming numbers, but it's Canada's own Beatrice Martin who wins over the purse strings of her fans with a new album that takes its title from a sign she saw planted in a patch of grass in Paris.
The Canadian superstar who counts Taylor Swift amongst his good friends doesn't miss a beat with his new album that hits a high note out-of-the-box.
The topline news this week is that Drake has himself three of the Top 5 hits and he's just beaten Elvis Presley's record in the US of A for having the most Top 10s in a career.
Post Malone and P!ink have the top two albums in the week, but a trio of Quebec superstar acts also did some business alongside other new entrants that include Arctic Monkeys and Charlie Puth.
Rap, hip-hop and French pop acts rock this week's streaming songs and albums 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.