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Ginette Reno, Arkells Debut With Strong Numbers On This Week's Chart

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” soundtrack remains at No.

Ginette Reno, Arkells Debut With Strong Numbers On This Week's Chart

By FYI Staff

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” soundtrack remains at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart for the third week, racking up close to 14,000 equivalent units, an 11% increase over the previous seven day period. The album also earned the most digital song downloads, the fourth highest album sales and on-demand streams in the week. The super-successful album is Lady Gaga’s longest running chart topper to date. Her two previous No. 1 albums, The Fame and Born This Way, both spent two weeks at the top.


Greta Van Fleet’s Anthem of The Peaceful Army leads a pack of five new releases entering the chart in the top six, debuting at 2 with over 13,000 equivalent units, and earning the highest album sales tally for the week. This is the American rock outfit’s first top ten album, surpassing the No. 23 peak of their debut release, 2017’s From the Fires.

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Quebec’s greatly decorated pop singer Ginette Reno’s A Jamais (Forever) debuts at 3 with over 11,000 total equivalent units. It is her first charted album since 2011’s La Musique En Moi debuted at No. 1.

Disturbed’s Evolution lands at 4, marking it as the Chicago metal band’s fifth top five album and first release since 2015’s Immortalized debuted at No. 1.

The teaming of Future & Juice Wrld on Future & Juice WRLD Present… Wrld On Drugs debuts at 5. It matches the peak position of Future’s last duo album, with Young Thug, on 2017’s Super Slimey, and matches the No. 5 peak of Juice Wrld’s first charted album, Goodbye & Good Riddance, in July.

Khalid’s Suncity debuts at 6, his highest charting album to date. It surpasses the No. 7 peak of 2017’s American Teen.

Other new entries in the top 50 include Arkells’ Rally Cry, at 12; Lil Yachty’s Nuthin’ 2 Prove, at 17; Lil Mosey’s Northsbest, at 20; Rm’s mono., at No. 22; the soundtrack to the film Bohemian Rhapsody, at 24, and eclectic Montreal composer Ariane Moffatt’s Petites Mains Precieuses, at 42.

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– All data courtesy of SoundScan with colour commentary provided by Nielsen Music Canada director Paul Tuch.

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The Billboard Canada FYI Bulletin: Beyoncé Country Hit A Win For Canadian Songwriters

Also in this week's roundup of industry news: Kayla Diamond launches her own boutique imprint, SOCAN names an ombudsman, and time's running out for noms for this year's Rosalie Award honouring trailblazing women in broadcasting.

Beyoncé becomes the first Black woman to top Billboard’s Country Songs chart with “Texas Hold ‘Em” and it has gone to No. 1 on iTunes in 14 different countries and counting. There are some surprising connections. The song is co-written and co-produced by Ontario-born writer/producer Nathan Ferraro, whose previous collaborations include working with Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepsen, Bear Mountain, RALPH, Shawn Hook, Alyssa Reid, Jessie Reyez, Lowell and Tyler Shaw.

In fact, the song has deep Canadian origins. Two other Canadian songwriters participated in this runaway hit: Megan Bülow (who records and performs as bülow) as and Elizabeth "Lowell" Boland (a.k.a. Lowell), with Ferraro co-producing the track with Killah B and Beyoncé.

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