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Canadians Place Well On This Week's Albums Chart

Mumford & Sons’ Delta debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with 35,000 total equivalent units and ranking as the best seller in the week.

Canadians Place Well On This Week's Albums Chart

By FYI Staff

Mumford & Sons’ Delta debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with 35,000 total equivalent units and ranking as the best seller in the week. This is the band’s third straight full-length release to debut in 1st place.


Michael Bublé’s Love debuts at 2 with 26,000 total equivalent units. It’s his seventh album to crest in the top two and matches the No. 2 peak of his last release, 2016’s Nobody but Me. Meantime, Bublé’s 2011 holiday release, Christmas, rockets 24-7 with an 84% consumption increase.

Decorated Quebec musician and storyteller Fred Pellerin’s Apres debuts at 4, marking it as his third top five album. This matches the entry of his last album, 2014’s Plus Tard Qu’on Pense, which went on to climb to 3rd place on the national chart.

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Mark Knopfler’s Down the Road Wherever debuts at 6 and is his second solo album to reach the top ten, following 2015 release Tracker, which peaked at 4.

Other debuts in the top 50 include The Greatest Showman: Reimagined, at No. 12; Mariah Carey’s Caution at 15; Anderson.Paak’s Dr. Dre-produced Oxnard, at 16; Canada’s Walk Off The Earth’s Subscribe To The Holidays, at 20; Little Mix’s Lm5, at No. 24; 88glam’s 88glam2, at 32; and French jazz singer Zaz’s Effet Miroir, at No. 49.

Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” remains at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart and Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow” holds at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart.

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

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The Beaches performing at Billboard Canada's Women in Music Launch on June 5, 2024
Marc Thususka Photography

The Beaches performing at Billboard Canada's Women in Music Launch on June 5, 2024

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