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Abba Debuts At 2, But Teddy's Still No. 1

Ed Sheeran, (pictured) Abba and US singer Summer Walker have the 3 top albums this week; meantime, Michael Buble's Christmas bullets 95-27 and Montreal tenor's Noel debuts at 28. With video.

Abba Debuts At 2, But Teddy's Still No. 1

By FYI Staff

Ed Sheeran’s = spends its 2nd straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, achieving the highest on-demand streams and digital song sales totals and the second-highest album sales for the week.


Abba’s Voyage, their first studio album in 40 years, debuts at No. 2, picking up the highest album sales total for the week. Their best-of-release, Gold, jumps 63-44.

American singer Summer Walker’s Still Over It debuts at No. 3 with the second highest on-demand streams for the week. It is her highest-charting release to date, surpassing the No. 4 peak of her first full-length album, Over It, in October 2019.

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Drake’s Certified Lover Boy drops two positions to 4 as does Lil Nas X’s Montero, slipping into 5th place.

In anticipation of Taylor’s Version release this week, Taylor Swift’s 2012 album Red bullets 79-26.

Michael Buble’s Christmas begins its inevitable rise to the upper reaches of the chart, rocketing 95-27. The album has hit No. 1 each holiday season for the last three years.

Other entries in the top 50 include Montreal tenor Marc Hervieux’s Nostalgia Noel at No. 28 and Radiohead’s Kid A Mnesia at No. 34. With the release of deluxe 30th-anniversary editions, The Tragically Hip’s Road Apples re-enters at 50.

– All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by MRC Data's Paul Tuch

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Linkin Park Debuts at No. 1 on Rock & Alternative Airplay Chart With ‘Friendly Fire’
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Linkin Park Debuts at No. 1 on Rock & Alternative Airplay Chart With ‘Friendly Fire’

It's the band's third leading entrance.

The fifth No. 1 debut in the history of Billboard’s Rock & Alternative Airplay chart belongs to Linkin Park, whose “Friendly Fire” premieres atop the March 9-dated tally.

“Friendly Fire” bows with 7.9 million radio audience impressions earned Feb. 23-29, according to Luminate.

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