Lorde’s Melodrama debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, generating 12,000 total consumption units that combine on-demand streams and sales.
This is the third straight week that a female artist has entered at the top of the chart, following Halsey and Katy Perry. Before this troika, there hasn’t been a female No. 1 debut album since Encore un Soir by Celine Dion in September 2016.
Lorde’s Melodrama is also the top selling title for the week and has the third highest audio on-demand streams behind only Drake and Kendrick Lamar. This is her first chart-topper, surpassing the No. 2 peak her debut full-length release Pure Heroine achieved in October 2013.
Nickelback’s Feed The Machine debuts at 2, matching the debut and peak position the band’s last album scored, in 2014, with No Fixed Address.
2 Chainz’s Pretty Girls Like Trap Music enters at 7, matching his highest chart position to date with his debut album, 2012’s Based On A T.R.U. Story.
Brit rock duo Royal Blood also scores a chart peak high with the sophomore set, How Did We Get So Dark? The album comes in at 8, better than their self-titled debut which peaked at 9 in June 2015—nine months after it was released.
Four more new releases debut in the top 50: Fleet Foxes’ Crack-Up, at 16; Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit’s The Nashville Sound, at 24; Young Thug’s Beautiful Thugger Girls, at 34; and Alaskan rock ensemble Portugal. The Man’s Woodstock, at 42.
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” remains at the top of the Streaming Songs and Digital Songs charts.
DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts” debuts at 2 on both lists and he has the No. 3 Streaming song and No. 4 digital download with “I’m The One.”
— All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director Paul Tuch