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Bon Jovi Trails Daniel Belanger On This Week's Albums Chart

21 Savage and Metro Boomin’s Savage Mode II debuts at No.

Bon Jovi Trails Daniel Belanger On This Week's Albums Chart

By FYI Staff

21 Savage and Metro Boomin’s Savage Mode II debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with 12,000 total consumption units and earning the highest on-demand streams for the week. It is the first chart-topping album from both artists. 21 Savage’s previous chart peak was at No. 3 with his last release, I Am I Was, in December 2018. Metro Boomin’s highest-charting album was No. 2 with Not All Heroes Wear Capes in November 2018.


Pop Smoke’s Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon holds at No. 2, last week’s No. 1 album, Machine Gun Kelly’s Tickets To My Downfall, falls to No. 3 and Juice WRLD’s Legends Never Die drops to No. 4.

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K-pop girl group Blackpink’s The Album debuts at No. 5. It is their highest-charting album to date, surpassing the No. 8 Kill This Love in April 2019.

American singer-songwriter and rapper Bryson Tiller’s Anniversary debuts at 6. It is his second straight top ten album, following 2017’s True To Self, which peaked at No. 4 in June 2017.

A pair of classic rock bands lands in the top ten this week, led by Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, which continues to reap the benefits of its TikTok exposure, moving 19-9. It is the band’s second top ten album in the Canada SoundScan era, surpassed only by the No. 8 peak of their last studio release, 2003’s Say You Will.

Following the passing of the legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen, Van Halen’s 2004 Very Best Of collection enters at No. 10, the band's first top ten album since A Different Kind Of Truth peaked at No. 3 in 2012.

Quebec roots poet/singer Daniel Belanger’s Travelling debuts at No. 17, earning the highest album sales total for the week. It is his first charting album since 2016’s Paloma peaked at No. 8 in December 2016.

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Bon Jovi’s 2020 debuts at No. 19, with the second-highest album sales total for the week. It is the band's first charting album since This House Is Not For Sale reached No. 3 in November 2016.

Also debuting within the top 50 this week is California rapper YG’s My Lie 4Hunnid at No. 35 and Slipknot singer Corey Taylor’s CMFT at No. 46.

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

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Arthur Fogel accepting his award at Billboard Canada Power Players
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Arthur Fogel accepting his award at Billboard Canada Power Players

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Canadian Music A-Listers Come Out to Celebrate Billboard Canada Power Players 2024

The event at the CN Tower on Sunday, June 2, brought many of Canadian music's most influential people to celebrate an industry making waves on a global scale.

The music industry came out in full force to celebrate the first Power Players event in Canada on Sunday, June 2 high above Toronto at the CN Tower. It was a glamorous and lively night that was an early highlight of Canadian Music Week.

The event gathered the powerful executives who made Billboard Canada's Power Players list, and many other Canadian music culture makers and influential people. A packed room gathered to sip cocktails, dance to tunes by DJs DevoDLive and Manni Dogra (who spun a surprise set of Punjabi music for the audience) and chat about the global influence of the country's artists and industry members. Photographers were busy capturing all the looks on the red carpet.

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