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James Taylor Has This Week's No. 1 Album

JT's back in the high-life with his first chart-topping album in the Canada SoundScan era, and his first charting album since 2015’s Before This World peaked at No. 10.

James Taylor Has This Week's No. 1 Album

By FYI Staff

James Taylor’s American Standard debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with 22,000 total consumption units and achieving the highest album sales total for the week. It is JT’s first chart-topping album in the Canada SoundScan era and his first charting album since 2015’s Before This World peaked at No. 10.


Lil Baby’s My Turn debuts at 2, scoring 13-million on-demand streams, the highest total in the week. It is the Atlanta rapper’s highest-charting album to date, surpassing the No. 3 peak of Drip Harder in October 2018. All four of his albums have reached the top ten.

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Justin Bieber’s Changes falls back one position to 3, last week’s No. 1 album, BTS’ Map of The Soul: 7, falls to 4, and Eminem’s Music To Be Murdered By drops to 5th place..

Five Finger Death Punch’s F8 debuts at No. 10, making it the Vegas heavy metal band’s sixth top ten album and the first to chart since And Justice For None peaked at No. 4 in May 2018.

Other debuts include Bad Bunny’s YHLQMDLG, at 17, and G Herbo’s PTSD, at 32.

Roddy Ricch’s The Box spends its ninth week at the top of the Streaming Songs chart; Lady Gaga’s Stupid Love debuts at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart-her sixth digital song chart-topper and first since Shallow spent a record 24 weeks at No. 1 beginning in October 2018.

— All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Canada Director, Paul Tuch.

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Allison Russell accepting the Billboard Canada Women in Music Breakthrough Artist of the Year award
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Allison Russell accepting the Billboard Canada Women in Music Breakthrough Artist of the Year award

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