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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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Charli XCX at Billboard Women In Music 2024 held at YouTube Theater on March 6, 2024 in Inglewood, Calif.
Christopher Polk

Charli XCX at Billboard Women In Music 2024 held at YouTube Theater on March 6, 2024 in Inglewood, Calif.

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Charli XCX Dominates Dance Charts With ‘Brat’

It's No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums, and its tracks take up more than a third of the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

Charli XCX blankets Billboard’s June 22-dated dance charts following the release of her sixth studio LP, Brat. The set opens at No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums (her first leader there), while all 15 of its standard-edition tracks – plus two bonus cuts – cover Hot Dance/Electronic Songs.

Brat debuts with 77,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending June 13, according to Luminate. That marks the biggest week of Charli’s career, by units. It also earns her highest rank on the all-genre Billboard 200, where it starts at No. 3.

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