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So How Did Music Sales Do in Canada This Week? Here’s Your Nielsen Music Update

Nielsen released their North American market update for this week and it shows some interesting things.

In Canadian music sales and consumption, Drake’s Views returns to the number one spot on Billboard Canadian Albums for consumption — the first time since early August — and was streamed 6.3 million times this week alone. However, it has only sold 1200 units this week, putting it at number 19 on the sales list. The Suicide Squad soundtrack moved up to second place for consumption, though it saw a 5% decrease for consumption, and Celine Dion’s Encore Un Soir dropped to third place although it has sold 5400 units this week, putting it in the top selling spot. This Is Acting by Sia moves up to the fourth spot and Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman enjoyed a 7% consumption increase and took the fifth spot.

Three albums debuted in the top 10: Mac Millar’s Divine Feminine at number 6, Ghost’s Popestar at number 7, and A Tribe Called Red’s We Are The Halluci Nation.

The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” stays at the top of the Digital Songs chart.

On the radio, Toronto’s The Weeknd scored his first debut in the top 30. Debuting at number 25, “Starboy” scored the top debut for CHR and achieved the highest spin increase at the format.

In the Modern Rock charts, “Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots takes the top spot and their first number one in the format. The Arkells’ “My Heart Is Always Yours” receives the highest new entry in the format, at number 31, and Scenic Route To Alaska gains their first charted song with “Love Keeps” at number 34.

Justin Moore’s “You Look Like I Need A Drink” tops the Country chart and Brett Kissel’s “I Didn’t Fall In Love With Your Hair” gains the biggest spin increase, jumping from 42 to 31.

Finally, Lady Gaga’s “Perfect Illusion” made massive increases in two formats this week. In Hot AC she moved from 31 to 23 and in Mainstream AC from 29 to 20.

In streaming, the Chainsmokers’ “Closer” remains at the top spot for the sixth week. Major Lazer’s “Cold Water” remains at number two and “Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots stays steady at number three. Ariana Grande’s “Side To Side” jumps up to take the fourth spot.

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