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Montrealer's Debut Beats Out Beatles and Sarah Brightman

Imagine Dragons’ Origins debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with 10,600 equivalent units.

Montrealer's Debut Beats Out Beatles and Sarah Brightman

By FYI Staff

Imagine Dragons’ Origins debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with 10,600 equivalent units. The album also achieves the second highest sales, third highest song downloads and eighth highest on-demand streams for the week. This is the band’s third straight chart-topping album, following 2015’s Smoke + Mirrors and 2017’s Evolve. It knocks Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” soundtrack into 2nd place after spending its first five weeks of release at the top of the chart.


Lil Peep’s posthumous album, Come Over When You’re Sober, Part 2 debuts at 3. This is the Penn State rapper’s highest charting album to date, surpassing the No. 34 peak of Come Over When You’re Sober in December 2017. He died in November of last year from what is believed to have been an accidental fentanyl–Xanax overdose.

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Muse’s Simulation Theory debuts at 4, picking up the highest album sales total for the week. This is the Brit band’s fourth straight top ten album and follows up Drones, which placed at 2 in June 2015.

Metro Boomin’s Not All Heroes Wear Capes drops to 5th place, but once again achieves the highest on-demand stream total for the week.

Montrealer Alex Henry Foster’s Windows in The Sky debuts at 6. This is the solo debut from the lead singer and songwriter of the Juno-nominated band Your Favorite Enemies, which also peaked at 6 with its 2014 release, Between Illness and Migration.

Paul Brandt’s The Journey BNA: Vol. 2 debuts at 8, marking it as his first top ten album since Risk reached No. 4 in 2007.

The 50th-anniversary re-release of the Beatles’ self-titled album, also known as The White Album, re-enters at 9. It falls just shy of the No. 7 peak of the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band reissue in June 2017.

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Rapper Trippie Redd’s A Love Letter to You 3 debuts at 10. This is his second straight top ten album this year, following the No. 5 placement of Life’s A Trip in August.

Other debuts in the top 50 include Marie-Mai’s Elle Et Moi, at 15; Kane Brown’s Experiment, at 17; Sarah Brightman’s Hymn, at 29; and Lil Durk’s Signed To The Streets 3, at 48

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

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