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Bryan Adams Is Back On Top With Shine A Light Debuting At No. 1

Bryan looking relaxed and happy as he signs a stack of limited-edition copies of Shine A Light, his 14th studio album that bolts straight to No. 1 in its first week on the chart.

Bryan Adams Is Back On Top With Shine A Light Debuting At No. 1

By FYI Staff

The top two new entries on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart belong to Canadian artists, led by Bryan Adams’ Shine A Light, which debuts at No. 1 with 44,000 total consumption units and earning the highest album sales of the week.


Shine A Light is Adams’ third chart-topping album in the Nielsen SoundScan era and first since Tracks of My Years in October 2014. He is also the first Canadian artist to score a No. 1 album so far in 2019.

Marianas Trench’s Phantoms debuts at 4. All four of the band’s charted albums have peaked in the top ten and Phantoms’ is their third release to reach the top five. It is their first album since 2015’s Astoria crested at 2.

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Lil Skies picks up his first top ten album as Shelby debuts at 7. It is the follow-up to his No. 17 Life of A Dark Rose in January 2018.

Hozier’s Wasteland, Baby! debuts at 9. It is his second top ten album and first since his self-titled release peaked at 2 in 2014.

2 Chainz’s Rap Or Go To The League enters at 10. It is his third top ten album and follows up the No. 7 Pretty Girls Like Trap Music in 2017.

Other new entries in the top 50 include Solange’s When I Get Home, at 16; (Quebec TV show collection) Passe-Partout’s Coucou Passe-Partout, at 22; Swedish metal ensemble In Flames’ I, The Mask, at 35; and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ The Best Of Everything, at 45.

Jonas Brothers’ “Sucker” debuts at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart and No. 2 on the Digital Songs chart. It is their highest charting song to date and their first charted song since 2013.

-- All data courtesy of SoundScan with colour commentary provided by Nielsen Canada Director Paul Tuch.

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