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J Cole Has This Week's Top Album, But Shaggy & Sting, And Donovan Woods Place Well, Too

J. Cole has his second No. 1 album in Canada with KOD, Avicii's death triggers three top 40 re-entries, Shaggy and Sting's irrepressibly buoyant partnership makes the top 20, and  Donovan Wood's return lands at 42.

J Cole Has This Week's Top Album, But Shaggy & Sting, And Donovan Woods Place Well, Too

By FYI Staff

J. Cole’s KOD debuts at number one on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with over 21,000 total consumption units, the highest one-week total so far in 2018. The album also garnered the highest sales total and the highest on-demand stream total for the week. With 20.5 million streams, it is the fifth highest one-week total to date, only surpassed by Drake’s More Life, The Weeknd’s Starboy and Kendrick Lamar’s Damn. This is his second straight chart-topping album, following 2016’s 4 Your Eyez Only.


FYI, Billboard magazine reports that Cole says the album's title has three meanings:  Kids on Drugs, King Overdosed, and Kill Our Demons.

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Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel’s A Perfect Circle’s Eat The Elephant debuts at 3. All four of the band’s albums have reached the top five.

 

 

Three albums from Avicii re-enter the top 200 following his passing on April 20th. His 2013 album True, which peaked at 2, re-enters at 12, while 2015’s Stories lands at 25 and 2017’s Avici (01) comes in at 35.

Other debuts in the top 50 include Sting & Shaggy’s 44/876, at 19; The Chainsmokers’ Sick Boy, at 20; Brothers Osborne’s Port Saint Joe, at 30; Lord Huron’s Vide Noir, at 40, and Donovan Woods’ Both Ways at 42.

 

 

 

 

Ariana Grande’s “No Tears Left To Cry” debuts at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart, making it her third chart-topping song and first since “Bang Bang” in 2014. “Tears” also enters the Streaming Songs chart at 2.

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

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The Billboard Canada FYI Bulletin: Walk of Fame, Champagne & More

In this week's bulletin, Gary Slaight, Myles Goodwyn, and a tale of champagne, caviar and karaoke.

A Chip Off The Old Block

On Dec. 2, Canada's Walk of Fame’s Silver anniversary honoured a prominent list of Canadians at Toronto’s Metro Convention Centre, among them being Gary Slaight, who joins father Allan to become the first to have a familial name already on the distinguished list of honourees.

Allan and Gary set up The Slaight Family Foundation after selling Standard Broadcasting in 2007 for a billion-plus dollars and became the founding partner of the WoF back in 2008.

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