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Kanye West Has This Week's Top Album

Kanye West’s Donda debuts at No.

Kanye West Has This Week's Top Album

By FYI Staff

Kanye West’s Donda debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, earning the highest one week on-demand stream total in 2021 and, with over 26,000 equivalent albums, achieving the highest one-week total since Taylor Swift’s evermore in December 2020. Adding to the stats, with over 31M on-demand streams, Donda achieves the highest one-week total since Juice WRLD’s Legends Never Die in July 2020. It is West’ eighth chart-topping album and first since 2019’s Jesus Is King.


The No. 1 album for the last two weeks, The Kid Laroi’s F*ck Love, drops to 2nd place, Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour drops to 3rd place, and Doja Cat’s Planet Her falters one place to land in 4th place on the chart.

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Halsey’s If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power debuts at 5 with the highest album sales total for the week. All four of her studio albums have reached the top five.

Lil Tecca’s We Love You Tecca 2 enters at 9, his follow-up to 2020’s Virgo World that peaked at 6.l

OneRepublic’s Human debuts at 12, becoming the ensemble’s first release since 2016’s Oh My My reached 4.

Other new releases in the top 50 include Belly’s See You Next Wednesday, at No. 26, and Nelly’s Heartland, at 37.

With all the media attention around two new songs from Abba, their best of collection, Abba Gold, bolts 51-39, giving the group its highest album peak since August 2018.

– All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by MRC Data's Paul Tuch

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Françoise Hardy

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Obituaries: French Pop Icon Françoise Hardy, 'Suspicious Minds' Songwriter Mark James

This week we also acknowledge the passing of broadcaster/musician Jeremy Tepper, Tejano music TV host Johnny Canales and Scottish rocker Davie Duncan.

Françoise Hardy, a French pop singer, actress, author and model, died on June 11, at age 80 after a long battle with lymphatic cancer.

A Billboard obituary terms Hardy "one of the leading lights of the French yé-yé pop movement, and an inspiration to Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger.

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