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Bobby Bazini, Kathleen Edwards Chart With New Albums

Pop Smoke’s Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon returns to No.

Bobby Bazini, Kathleen Edwards Chart With New Albums

By FYI Staff

Pop Smoke’s Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with close to 10,000 total consumption units and the highest on-demand-streams for the week. It is the third week at the top for the album, after spending the last three at No. 2.


Taylor Swift’s folklore, which held the top spot for the last three weeks, falls to No. 2, while once again scoring the highest album sales total in the week.

Juice WRLD’s Legends Never Die holds at No. 3, Harry Styles’ Fine Line moves 6-4 with the highest digital song download total for the week, and DaBaby’s Blame It On Baby drops to No. 5.

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The highest new entry for the week belongs to Kane Brown’s Mixtape Vol. 1, at No. 16. It is his highest-charting album to date, surpassing the No. 17 peak of his last release, 2018’s Experiment.

Burna Boy’s Twice As Tall lands at No. 19, his highest-charting album to date. His 2019 album African Giant peaked at 33.

Total Freedom, Kathleen Edwards’ first album in more than eight years, debuts at 24, with the second-highest album sales total for the week. Her last release, Yoyageur, peaked at No. 2 in January 2012.

Bobby Bazini’s Move Away debuts at 42. It is his first charted album since Summer Is Gone reached No. 2 in November 2016.

All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by MRC’s Paul Tuch.

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