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Oscar Glow Spins 'A Star Is Born' Back Into 1st Place

Following their performance on the Academy Awards broadcast last week, Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack returns to No.

Oscar Glow Spins 'A Star Is Born' Back Into 1st Place

By FYI Staff

Following their performance on the Academy Awards broadcast last week, Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with close to 12,000 total consumption units registered, including the highest album and digital download sales for the week. It is the album’s 10th week at No. 1.


“Shallow,” the first single from the Oscar-winning album, holds at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart, with over 13,000 downloads, the song’s highest one-week total to date. At 20 weeks at the top of the chart, it sets a new record for the longest reign at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart, surpassing Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect.” The song also bullets to 2 on the Streaming Songs chart, its highest position to date.

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Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next, which held the top spot for the last two weeks, drops to 2nd place but continues to have the highest audio-on-demand stream total for the week. The single “7 Rings” holds at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart.

Three albums debut in the top 10 this week, led by Offset’s Father Of 4, at 3. It is the Migos’ member’s highest charting album, outside of the releases with his group, surpassing the No. 5 peak of 2017’s Without Warning, with 21 Savage & Metro Boomin’.

Gunna’s Drip or Drown 2 debuts at 5, giving him his second straight top-five album in the last five months, following October 2018’s No. 3 Drip Harder.

Lil Pump’s Harverd Dropout enters at 7, his second straight top 10 album, following his 2017 self-titled album, which peaked at 6.

Other new entries and big movers in the top 50 include Dream Theater’s Distance Over Time, at 12; Kehlani’s While We Wait, 155-17 (+264%), and Gary Clark Jr.’s This Land, at 48.

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

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The Beaches performing at Billboard Canada's Women in Music Launch on June 5, 2024
Marc Thususka Photography

The Beaches performing at Billboard Canada's Women in Music Launch on June 5, 2024

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