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Cardi, Drake Top Of The Pops As Sloan Slows In Behind Them

The odds to win has won, as Cardi B's debut long-play rockets straight to No. 1 in its first week of release. There are a few other new entries, including Canada's favourite-to-win pop band
Sloan, with album '12' breaking into the top 50.

Cardi, Drake Top Of The Pops As Sloan Slows In Behind Them

By FYI Staff

Cardi B’s debut studio album, Invasion of Privacy, rockets right to No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart in its first week, ratcheting up 12,000+ total consumption units. The mother-to-be celebrated her 13-track winning debut with a killer performance at Coachella this weekend.  Invasion achieved the highest digital song and on-demand stream totals in the week and second best-seller status.


For those keeping score of such things, B is the second artist to pick up a chart-topping entry with a debut release in 2018, following Camila Cabello’s Camila.

LA rock ensemble Thirty Seconds to Mars’ America debuts at 3, picking up the highest selling album score for the week. It is the band’s highest charted album to date, surpassing the No. 6 peak of 2013’s Love Lust Faith + Dreams.

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Two tribute albums featuring the songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin debut this week, led by Revamp at 7. Restoration, a collection of their songs recorded by Country artists, enters at 31.

Other debuts in the top 50 include Flatbush Zombies’ Vacation in Hell, at 13; Lil Xan’s Total Xanarchy, at 17; Famous Dex’s Dex Meets Dexter, at 22; Bazzi’s Cosmic, at 30; Kylie Minogue’s Golden, at 33; Enima’s OPN, at 36; Hillsong Worship’s There Is More, at 40; and Sloan’s 12, at 44.

Drake holds the top two positions on the Streaming Songs chart this week as his new single, “Nice for What,” enters at No 1 with nearly seven million streams, and “God’s Plan” steps back into 2nd place. “Nice for What” also debuts at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart. It is his third No. 1 Streaming and fourth No. 1 Digital Song to date.

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

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Alvvays
Norman Wong

Alvvays

Rock

Happy Anniversary, Archie: Alvvays' Debut Record Gets a 10th Birthday Re-Issue

The Canadian jangle pop group's first album will be available on a new cerulean blue vinyl with an unearthed bonus track, as well as the ten original songs — including breakout single 'Archie, Marry Me' — that launched their career in 2014.

A major Canadian indie rock album turns 10 today (July 22), and the band is celebrating with a special re-issue.

Alvvays' self-titled debut helped the group break through on an international scale, propelled by jangly guitars, aloof vocals and an expertly catchy single. "Archie, Marry Me," with its soaring chorus and pleading lyrics, became a wedding song for a generation of ambivalent millennials, earnest and sardonic at the same time.

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