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Ed Sheeran Topples Drake's 8-Week Chart Supremacy

Ed Sheeran’s = debuts at No.

Ed Sheeran Topples Drake's 8-Week Chart Supremacy

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Ed Sheeran’s = debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, achieving the highest album and digital song sales, and on-demand streams for the week and ending Drake’s eight consecutive weeks run at the top of the chart. It is Sheeran’s fourth consecutive album to debut at No. 1.


The remainder of the top five falls one position from last week’s chart, with Drake’s Certified Lover Boy, Lil Nas X’s Montero, Doja Cat’s Planet Her and The Kid Laroi’s F*ck Love sitting at Nos. 2 through 5.

Francophone rapper Enima debuts at No.15 with Resilience, his highest-charted album to date. His previous top peak was #35 with his 2018 release OPN.

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Mastodon’s Hushed and Grim debuts at No. 18, the American metal band’s first release since Emperor Of Sand reached No. 4 in March 2017.

The War On Drugs’ I Don’t Live Here Anymore debuts at No. 33, their first release since A Deeper Understanding peaked at No. 8 in 2017.

Thanks to consumption activity around Halloween for the title cut, Michael Jackson’s Thriller bullets 90-26, the album’s highest chart position in the SoundScan era.

– All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by MRC Data's Paul Tuch

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Vancouver producer and musician Cat Hiltz, one of the participants in the 2024 Women in the Studio National Accelerator .
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Vancouver producer and musician Cat Hiltz, one of the participants in the 2024 Women in the Studio National Accelerator.

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The initiative aims to boost the careers of producer-songwriters and address a glaring gender imbalance behind the scenes of the music industry.

There's a gender imbalance behind-the-scenes of Canadian music, and Music Publishers Canada (MPC)'s Women in the Studio National Accelerator aims to address it.

Recently released statistics have confirmed the major gender gap in multiple facets of the Canadian music industry, and this is especially glaring in the field of music production.

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