Imagine Dragons’ Evolve debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with 18,000 total consumption units that marry on-demand streams with music sales.
The album achieved the highest sales total in the week, second greatest song total and fourth highest on-demand stream total and becomes the Nevada band’s second straight chart-topping album, following 2015’s sophomore set, Smoke + Mirrors.
It’s worth noting the group offered up a highlight performance at the recent MMVAs and is one of the headliners at WayHome music and arts fest later this month at Ontario’s Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte.
Former Miami radio host DJ Khaled’s Grateful song-set debuts at 2, achieving the highest on-demand stream total (10.5 million) and the top songs total for the week. It is his highest chart peak to date, surpassing 2016’s Major Key which peaked at 3.
Ed Sheeran’s Divide stays firms at 3 with a 12% consumption increase, Kendrick Lamar’s Damn. edges 5-4 and last week’s No. 1 album, Lorde’s Melodrama, drops to 5.
The Weeknd’s Starboy rebounds 10-8 with a 32% consumption increase.
Radiohead’s deluxe 10th-anniversary edition, OK Computer Oknotok 1997-2017, debuts at 10. It is Tom Yorke and band’s ninth top ten in the Nielsen Music era. Their first, in 1997, was coincidentally OK Computer, which peaked at No. 3.
Another deluxe edition on the chart is Prince’s Purple Rain which re-enters at 12. The album previously reached No. 7 in May 2016 following his death.
Vince Staples, the American rapper and member of Cutthroat Boyz, picks up his highest charting album to date with Big Fish Theory entering the countdown at 19. His previous high peak was 60 with 2015’s Summertime 06.
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” continues to dominate both the Streaming and Song charts. The duo’s summertime hit with Justin Bieber picked up more than three million streams and 19,000 more downloads than Song chart runner-up, Imagine Dragons’ “Believer.”
— All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director, Paul Tuch