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On The Charts: March 19, 2018

This week's chart is all about variety with rappers L'il Yachty and Logic vying for attention with Three Days Grace, Judas Priest, Jimi Hendrix and David Byrne.

On The Charts: March 19, 2018

By FYI Staff

Logic (born Sir Robert Bryson “Bobby” Hall 11) lodges his first career Number One album in the market as the American rapper's Bobby Tarantino II debuted atop the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with 8200 consumption units, abruptly ending Black Panther: The Album's reign.


David Byrne’s American Utopia debuts at No. 2, achieving the top album sales total for the week, helped by a ticket bundle campaign. It is his first top 200 charting album in the Nielsen SoundScan era. This is the former Talking Heads’ singer’s first album in 14 years.

Judas Priest’s Firepower debuts at 3 with the second highest album sales total of the week. This is the band’s top charting album to date in the Nielsen SoundScan era, surpassing the No. 5 peak of 2014’s Redeemer of Souls.

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Miles Parks McCollum, better known as Lil Yachty, has his sophomore set, Lil Boat 2, land at 7, and giving him his first top ten in the Maple Music market. Yachty’s previous chart high was 17 with Teenage Emotions in June 2017.

Canada’s Three Days Grace’s sixth studio endeavour, Outsider, enters at 9. Noteworthy is the fact that all of the band’s albums have peaked in the top ten.

Other debuts in the top 50 include Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweat’s Tearing At The Seams, at 12, Jimi Hendrix’s (Legacy compilation) Both Sides Of The Sky, at 13 and Britain’s Got Talent star Calum Scott’s Only Human debut album lands at 27.

Drake’s “God’s Plan” holds at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart and returns to the top of the Digital Songs chart. With less than 6,000 downloads, it is the lowest chart-topping digital song total since Flo Rida’s “Low” spent its 10th week at No. 1 in March 2008.

- All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Music 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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