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BTS Outsizes Beyoncé With It's Second No. 1 Album

BTS’ Map of The Soul: Persona debuts at No.

BTS Outsizes Beyoncé With It's Second No. 1 Album

By FYI Staff

BTS’ Map of The Soul: Persona debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with 18,000 total consumption units, and the highest album and digital song download sales for the week. This is the seven-piece K-pop band’s second straight chart-topper, following 2018’s Love Yourself: Answer.


Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? holds in 2nd place with 13,000 consumption units, including the highest audio-on-demand stream total for the week, and last week’s No. 1 album, Khalid’s Free Spirit, drops to 3, with 10,000 total consumption units.

Recent Grammy winner Anderson.Paak’s Ventura debuts at 4, giving the Ventura, CA his highest charting album to date. It surpasses the No. 17 peak of 2018’s Oxnard.

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Other debuts in the top 50 include La Voix 201,9 at 13; Beyoncé’s Homecoming: The Live Album, at 24; and (trio comprised of Brit musician Labrinth, Australian singer Sia and American music producer Diplo) LSD’s self-titled album, at 33.

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” spends a second straight week at the top of both the Streaming and Digital Songs charts.

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

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DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla
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DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla

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Karan Aujla & DIVINE Debut in Top 25 on Billboard Canadian Albums Chart

B.C.-based Punjabi artist Karan Aujla and Indian rapper DIVINE land the No. 22 spot on this week's Canadian Albums chart with their new collaborative release, 'Street Dreams.' On the Canadian Hot 100, Beyoncé's "Texas Hold 'Em" ascends to No. 1, while Canadian pop artist Preston Pablo makes a debut.

B.C.-based Punjabi artist Karan Aujla and Indian rapper DIVINE are making moves together on Billboard's Canadian Albums chart this week, with their collaborative project, Street Dreams, debuting in the No. 22 spot.

The seven-track album, released Feb. 16, blends harder hip-hop and smooth R&B pop, the latter shining through especially on the Jonita Gandhi-assisted "Yaad." It's not Aujla's highest spot on the Albums chart — he reached No. 5 in 2023 with Making Memories, his collaboration with Canadian Punjabi artist Ikky — but it gives him some momentum going into his upcoming performance at the Juno Awards on Mar. 24, where he's nominated for TikTok Juno fan choice and breakthrough artist.

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