As we run out the last few days of the first quarter, sales in Canada are running a little ahead of where they were at this point last year. That’s good, obviously.
Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly debuted at #1 across the land, selling 25,000 units of which 84% were purely digital. Next up is Strangers to Ourselves, Modest Mouse’s first album in eight years, debuting at #3. Then we have Mark Knopflers’s Tracker at #4 (4,600), Froot from Marina and the Diamonds (#6, 4,500) and Run from AWOLNATION (#9, 3,700).
On the singles side, Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” is the biggest digital song (22,000 in download sales) and in streaming (more than 2 million listens).
In the US, it’s also Kendrick Lamar with scans of 324,000 units (#1), Modest Mouse with 73,000 (#3), Marina and the Diamonds with 43,000 (#4), Mark Knopfler with 35,000 (#5), Sleeping with Sirens’ Madness just a few copies behind (#6) and AWOLNATION with 30,000 units (#9).
With digital singles, it’s still “Uptown Funk” on top for its 12th week, with another 187,000 downloads and 19.1 million streams. Wow.
All numbers courtesy Nielsen SoudScan.