Queens of the Stone Age’s Mark Ronson-produced Villains debuts at number one on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart this week with over 9,000 consumption units that combine track sales and on-demand streams.
Villains is the band’s first chart-topping album in Canada, surpassing the No. 2 peak of their last release, 2013’s …Like Clockwork.
Two hip-hop artists achieve their highest charting releases to date. Xxxtentacion’s17 debuts at 2, earning the highest on-demand total for the week, with 6.5 million audio streams, far eclipsing his earlier Revenge album that peaked at 75. Lil Uzi Vert’s Luv Is Rage 2 enters at 3, topping the No. 190 peak of his 2016 release, The Perfect Luv Tape.
Fifth Harmony’s self-titled album and first release as a quartet, debuts at 7. It is the ensemble’s third straight top ten.
The War on Drugs earns its first top-ten album with A Deeper Understanding landing at 8, with the second highest sales total in the week. The Penn State band’s last album, 2014’s Lost in the Dream peaked at 42.
Three more new releases debut inside the top 40. Nashville country band Old Dominion lands its highest charting album with Happy Endings entering at 12; A$ap Mob debuts at 14 with Cozy Tapes Vol. 2; and Toronto R&B artist Daniel Caesar debuts at 16 with his first full-length album, Freudian.
Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” debuts at No. 1 on the Streaming and Digital Song charts, marking her 10th #1 Digital hit and 4th Streaming #1. With 9.2 million on-demand streams, the song sets a new one week record for most streams, surpassing Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” which picked up 8.4 million streams in early June.
All data provided by Nielsen SoundScan with additional detail from Nielsen Music Canada Director Paul Tuch