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Eminem Is This Week's 'Kamikaze' King

American rapper Eminem's 10th studio album scores high points in its first week of release, and a couple of Aussies make a strong impression on the chart as well.

Eminem Is This Week's 'Kamikaze' King

By FYI Staff

Eminem’s surprise Kamikaze release debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with 46,000 total consumption units, picking up the clean sweep of highest album sales, song downloads and audio-on-demand streams for the week. It is his tenth straight chart-topping album.


His 10th studio album, it has achieved the fourth highest one-week consumption total in 2018, behind only Drake, Keith Urban and Post Malone. Additionally, his song “Lucky You” debuts at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart. Eminem’s catalogue also shows uplifts with six other releases in the top 200 consumption chart, including Curtain Call 22-18 (+18%) and his last chart-topper, Revival, 69-36 (+46%).

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The remainder of the top five held their positions, with Drake’s Scorpion, at No. 2, Travis Scott’s Astroworld, at 3, Ariana Grande’s Sweetener, at 4 and Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys, at 5.

Four other new releases debut in the top 40, including Aussie singer Troye Sivan’s Bloom, at No. 13; American boy band Why Don’t We’s 8 Letters, at 15; Aussie singer and multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana’s Flow State, at 22; and Passenger’s Runaway, at 33.

Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You” spends its ninth week at the top of the Digital Songs chart, the group’s longest-running No. 1 song to date. It surpasses 2011’s “Moves Like Jagger,” which spent eight weeks at No. 1.

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

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Sean "Diddy" Combs attends Day 1 of 2023 Invest Fest at Georgia World Congress Center on Aug. 26, 2023 in Atlanta.
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Sean "Diddy" Combs attends Day 1 of 2023 Invest Fest at Georgia World Congress Center on Aug. 26, 2023 in Atlanta.

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ Honorary Degree From Howard University Rescinded by School’s Trustees

The school will also return Combs' $1 million contribution and terminate a $1 million pledge agreement from the Sean Combs Foundation.

Howard University’s board of trustees voted unanimously on Friday to revoke the honorary degree awarded to Sean “Diddy” Combs in 2014, saying he is “no longer worthy to hold the institution’s highest honor.”

Howard, a private, historically Black research university in Washington, D.C., will also return Combs’ $1 million contribution and terminate a $1 million pledge agreement from the Sean Combs Foundation, the board said in a statement.

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