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Christmas Albums Are Hot, And So Is Shania

The lone debut in the top 50 this week belongs to Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ album, Who Built The Moon–but there's still plenty of activity. Christmas packages are selling, and Shania Twain's album gets a good kick from her Grey Cup appearance.

Christmas Albums Are Hot, And So Is Shania

By FYI Staff

Taylor Swift’s Reputation spends a third consecutive week at the top of the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, benefitting from 11,000 total consumption units. This is her second most extended run at the top, surpassed only by 2014’s 1989 which spent nine weeks at No. 1 and is the first album to spend three straight weeks at No. 1 since Kendrick Lamar’s Damn in May.


Ed Sheeran’s Divide edges 3-2 with a 13% consumption increase over last week. His single “Perfect” holds at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart for the seventh week, helped by a new version of the song recorded with Beyoncé.

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Michael Buble’s Christmas rockets 10-6 with a 22% consumption increase. Pentatonix’s A Pentatonix Christmas leapfrogs to 9. The album spent one week at number one last December.

Coming off her halftime performance at the Grey Cup last Sunday, Shania Twain’s Now bullets 35-13 with a 77% consumption increase.

The lone debut in the top 50 this week belongs to Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ Who Built The Moon at 18. It’s Gallagher’s third straight top 20 album as a solo artist. It also enters higher than the No. 28 position reached by brother Liam on his solo release, As You Were, in October.

Les BB’s best of album Tous Les Succes enters at 110. The band’s singer-songwriter Patrick Bourgeois passed away last Sunday.

Post Malone’s “Rockstar” returns to the top spot on the Streaming Songs chart. The song spent six weeks at No. 1 before giving way to Camila Cabello’s “Havana” for the last four weeks.

All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada director, Paul Tuch

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