The Foo Fighters Hit A Home Run With 'Concrete & Gold'

Foo Fighters’ Concrete & Gold debuts at number one on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart this week, with 14,000 total consumption units that blend track sales with on-demand streams.

This is the Seattle band’ ninth album and third chart-topper, aided by the release of three singles in advance of the Sept. 15 release.

Ed Sheeran’s Divide rebounds 3-2 with a 7% consumption increase while Imagine Dragons’ Evolve edges 5-4 with a 6% gain.

South Korean boy band BTS has its third English-language album Love Yourself debut at No. 3, making it the highest charting K-Pop album to date. It surpasses their previous highest peak, belonging to 2016’s No. 19 Wings.

Philly rapper Lil Uzi Vert’s Luv Is Rage 2 pops 13-5 with a 44% consumption increase. Its on-demand stream total posts a 1.5M stream gain, for a total of 4.7 million, making it the top streaming album of the week.

Other debuts in the top 50 include the self-titled Prophets of Rage debut album, at 10;

Drummondville, Quebec folk-rock quartet Kaïn lands at 18 with Welcome Bonheur;

Beyond Borders by Jesse Cook debuts at 28;

Bruce Cockburn’s Bone on Bone comes on at 34 and ranks as the 9th best-seller in the week.

Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton’s Choir of the Mind makes a soft landing at 42;

and The Aviary by Sweden’s electro-duo Galantis at 47.

Post Malone scores his first chart-topping song as “Rockstar” debuts at number one on the both the Streaming (with five million On-Demand streams) and the Digital Songs charts. His highest charted streaming song before “Rockstar” was the No. 7 hit achieved with “Congratulations,” and it surpasses the No. 11 Digital Song peak of “Déjà vu.”

His album Stoney jumps 17-11 (with a 25% consumption increase) on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart in its 41st week on the list, matching its highest peak to date, reached in its first week of release in December.

– All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director Paul Tuch.

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