The emotional and nostalgic fervour for Gord Downie continues unabated. His latest solo album release tops the chart in the first week of release and Hip albums continue to populate the best-sellers list.
On The Charts
On The Charts
The Gord Downie halo effect on Canada’s Albums chart continues, with 10 Hip titles in the top 200 and the singer’s Secret Path project bulleting into the top 50. Niall Horan’s solo release burst into 1st place, while the Future and Young Thug combo blasts on at 5 (with video).
Pierre Lapointe has the number one album this week. It's his third chart-topper in a multi-platinum career, and he is one of several Quebec artists to make a splash in the latest countdown. Also debuting is a collection of Vinyl Cafe stories by the late Stuart McLean.
Shania Twain is back on top with her first studio album in 15 years, Tom Petty's death sent his music soaring back onto the same chart and perennial favourite Canadian band Hedley has itself another smash hit.
Macklemore debuts at #1 on the Albums chart, Ed Sheeran's March 03 album release continues to do strong business, and Lights has the second best-selling album in the week.
Canadian artists heat up the Albums chart this week, with Emily Haines, Bruce Cockburn, Jesse Cook and Quebec folk-rock quartet Kaïn represented in the top 50.
Death From Above, Neil Young and east-coast fave Alvvays have new album debuts this week, but it's The National that has this week's No. 1.
The reunited LCD Soundsystem has a No. 1 North American hit with the album, American Dream.
Taylor Swift has the number one hit song, Queens of the Stone Age has the number one album, and Toronto R&B artist Daniel Caesar debuts at 16 with his debut LP this week.
Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber continue their winning streaks on the Albums, Songs and Streaming charts this week.
Kesha's latest album goes straight to No. 1, but the consumption and sales figures are less than spectacular.