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Juno Stars Jump, But Jack White Has This Week's Top Album

The Juno Awards a week ago Sunday helped a number of artists on the charts this week. Among them: Shawn Mendes, Daniel Caesar, Jessie Reyez and for sure, the Barenaked Ladies. Chart report includes video, including [pictured] Quebec star Yoan's latest.

Juno Stars Jump, But Jack White Has This Week's Top Album

By FYI Staff

Boarding House, Jack White’s third solo album, is now his third chart-topping album.


His first solo studio album in nearly four years, following Lazaretto (2014), "Connected by Love" and "Respect Commander" were released together as the album's lead single in January, with "Over and Over and Over" following up as the second single on March 1. "Corporation" and "Ice Station Zebra" were also released as promotional singles.

Boarding House debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with 18,000 total consumption units. He previously topped the chart consecutively with 2012’s Blunderbuss and Lazaretto.

Last week’s No. 1 album, Xxxtentacion’s ?, drops to 2 while the “Black Panther” soundtrack and Ed Sheeran’s Divide hold at Nos 3 and 4 respectively.

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Montreal lyricist and tenor Marc Hervieux’s Nos Chansons debuts at 5, giving him his second top-five album to date and first since 2013’s Mes Plaisirs… which peaked at 2 on the chart.

Quebec R&R singer Yoan’s Depuis Longtemps debuts at 11. It is the follow-up to his self-titled debut album that landed in its first week at No. 1 and became a year-end best-seller in 2015.

Three more albums debut in the top 50, with George Ezra’s Staying At Tamara’s, at 22; Diplo’s California, at 39; and Shreveport, Louisiana hat-singer Jordan Davis’ debut album, Home State, at 48.

The Juno Awards a week ago Sunday helped a number of artists on the charts this week. Shawn Mendes, who picked up a couple of awards, including Single of The Year and Fan Choice, bullets 56-36 with a 35% consumption increase for Illuminate. Daniel Caesar, who performed and won R&B/Soul Recording, rockets 108-71 with a 32% increase for Freudian. Jessie Reyez, who played and won Breakthrough Artist Of The Year, re-enters at 83 with a 231% increase for Kiddo–and the Hall of Fame inductees, Barenaked Ladies, re-enter at 90 with a 229% increase for All Their Greatest Hits (1991-2001).

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Shawn Mendes’ “In My Blood” jumps 5-1 on the Digital Songs chart with a 77% download increase. It is his first digital No. 1 song. Another single, “Lost in Japan,” is the top new entry on the chart at No. 5.

Drake’s “God’s Plan” remains at No. 1 for the ninth week on the Streaming Songs chart.

Metrics courtesy of SoundScan with additional chart detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada Director Paul Tuch.

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Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services
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Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services

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Shaq’s classic with Biggie is finally available on streaming services. The news was broken by FakeShoreDrive on X earlier this week, and the Hall of Fame big man confirmed the news Thursday afternoon (June 13).

The year is 1996 and Shaquille O’Neal and the Notorious B.I.G. are two of the biggest figures in their respective fields. Shaq was entering the last year of his deal with the Orlando Magic before he headed west to the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of the 1995-1996 season. Biggie was getting ready to release his sophomore album, Life After Death, while in the throws of a beef with 2Pac. Big name-dropped the NBA player on the song “Gimme the Loot” off his debut album, Ready to Die, and the two had a mutual respect for each other ever since.

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