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Aretha's '30 Greatest Hits' Has A Chart Comeback

Travis Scott’s Astroworld spends its second straight week at the top of the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with 13,000 total consumption units accrued in the period.

Aretha's '30 Greatest Hits' Has A Chart Comeback

By FYI Staff

Travis Scott’s Astroworld spends its second straight week at the top of the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with 13,000 total consumption units accrued in the period. The album, again, has the highest on-demand stream total for the week with 16.5 million reported by various platforms.


Nicki Minaj’s Queen is the top new entry of the week, debuting at No. 2, picking up the highest album and song download sales in the seven-day window. It is her second-highest debut to date, only surpassed by her lone chart-topper, 2012’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. It tops the No. 6 peak of her last album, 2015’s The Pinkprint.

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Drake’s Scorpion slips one position, to 3. His single, “In My Feelings,” remains at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart.

Two other new releases enter in the top ten: US rapper Trippie Redd’s debut full-length album Life’s A Trip debuts at No. 5, and Jason Mraz’s Know comes in at No. 10. This is Mraz’s fourth straight top ten album.

Following the passing of Aretha Franklin on Thursday, her legendary catalogue saw a significant uptick in consumer interest, led by her Canadian-compiled 1985 compilation album 30 Greatest Hits, which debuts at 17.

After four weeks in the runner-up position, Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You” returns to No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart for the sixth week.

– All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional colour commentary provided by Paul Tuch, Director of Canadian Operations, Nielsen Canada.

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Allison Russell at an interview with iHeartRadio for Billboard Canada Women in Music on June 19, 2024
Marc Thususka Photography

Allison Russell at an interview with iHeartRadio for Billboard Canada Women in Music on June 19, 2024

Awards

Allison Russell, Charlotte Cardin, DijahSB Shortlisted for 2024 Polaris Music Prize

The Beaches, rapper TOBi, indie experimentalist Cindy Lee, and previous winner Jeremy Dutcher are also amongst the ten artists in contention for the $50,000 prize, which recognizes the best Canadian album of the year based solely on artistic merit. See the whole list here.

Some of Canadian music's biggest breakthroughs of the last year are facing off for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize.

Charlotte Cardin for 99 Nights, The Beaches for Blame My Ex, Allison Russell for The Returner and Cindy Lee for Diamond Jubilee are among the ten artists shortlisted for the 2024 award, which recognizes the best Canadian album of the year.

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