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On The Charts: August 12, 2019

Drake's Care Package debuts at No. 1 this week. Remarkably, it's also his ninth album to make its entry at the top of the chart.

On The Charts: August 12, 2019

By FYI Staff

Drake’s Care Package debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with 10,000 total consumption units, picking up the highest audio-on-demand stream total for the week. This is his ninth chart-topping album to debut in first place.


Ed Sheeran’s No. 6 Collaborations Project falls out of the top spot for the first time since its release, dropping to 2, with the highest digital song download total and second-highest album sales and audio-on-demand stream total for the week.

Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go rebounds 5-3, Shawn Mendes’ self-titled album moves 6-4, and Lil Nas X’s 7 glides 7-5, with his record-setting single Old Town Road spending another week at No. 1 on the Streaming and Digital Songs charts.

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Danish rock band Volbeat’s Rewind, Replay, Rebound debuts at 8, scoring the highest album sales total for the week. It is their third straight top ten album and first since 2016’s Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie peaked at 2.

After putting their catalogue up on digital and streaming services for the first time, Tool has four releases entering the top 30 this week, led by 1996’s Aenima at 13, 2001’s Lateralus at 16, their last release, 2006’s 10,000 Days at 22 and 1993’s Undertow at 32. Their new single, Fear Inoculum, debuts at 13 on the Digital Songs chart.

Other debuts in the top 50 include Lil Durk’s Love Songs 4 The Streets 2, at 25; Skillet’s Victorious, at 33; the soundtrack for Descendants 3, at 36; and Mabel’s High Expectations, at 47.

Boyfriend, the new duet from Ariana Grande & Social House, debuts at 4 on the Digital Songs chart and No. 5 on the Streaming Songs chart.

-- All data courtesy of SoundScan with 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
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The Beaches performing at Billboard Canada's Women in Music Launch on June 5, 2024

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