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2018 Albums Chart Has Teddy At No. 1...Again!

A paucity of new releases, post-Christmas blues leaving consumers strapped for cash, and a cold snap that tickled few funny bones in the first week of the new year likely contributed to ho-hum activity on the chart. Whatever the case, Teddy's cheering.

2018 Albums Chart Has Teddy At No. 1...Again!

By FYI Staff

Ed Sheeran’s No. 1 album in 2017 is also the No. 1 album this week on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with 9,300 total consumption units that combined equivalent tracks and on-demand streams. It’s the album’s sixth week in the top spot since its release last March 13.


His current single, “Perfect,” maintains at the top of both the Streaming and Digital Songs charts.

Shania Twain’s Now is in 2nd place, thanks to a ticket bundle campaign. Eminem’s Revival backpedals to 3 after two consecutive weeks at the top of the chart. Imagine Dragons’ Evolve bounces 7-4 and G-Eazy’s Beautiful & Damned climbs 9-5.

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The soundtrack to The Greatest Showman vaults 25-7 with a 77% consumption increase. Two albums return to the top 10–Post Malone’s Stoney, moving 11-8, and Kendrick Lamar’s Damn tripping 13-10.

Facts courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director, Paul Tuch

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Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services
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Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services

There's a more explicit Biggie verse in the vault, according to the NBA legend.

Shaq’s classic with Biggie is finally available on streaming services. The news was broken by FakeShoreDrive on X earlier this week, and the Hall of Fame big man confirmed the news Thursday afternoon (June 13).

The year is 1996 and Shaquille O’Neal and the Notorious B.I.G. are two of the biggest figures in their respective fields. Shaq was entering the last year of his deal with the Orlando Magic before he headed west to the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of the 1995-1996 season. Biggie was getting ready to release his sophomore album, Life After Death, while in the throws of a beef with 2Pac. Big name-dropped the NBA player on the song “Gimme the Loot” off his debut album, Ready to Die, and the two had a mutual respect for each other ever since.

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