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Paul McCartney Has Himself Another Hit With 'Egypt Station'

In a week with a number of chart debuts, Paul McCartney’s Egypt Station took top rank, placing at 3 and earning the status of scoring the highest album sales for the week.

Paul McCartney Has Himself Another Hit With 'Egypt Station'

By FYI Staff

Eminem’s Kamikaze remains at number one on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with 19,000 total consumption units generated. The album also earned the highest digital song sales and audio-on-demand streams for the week.


Paul McCartney’s Egypt Station debuts at 3, scoring the highest album sales for the week. It matches his highest chart peak in the SoundScan era with his last release, 2013’s New.

Following his passing on September 7th, Mac Miller’s catalogue posts significant increases, led by his August release Swimming, which vaults 82-6 with a 543% consumption gain. Four other albums re-enter the top 100, including Best Day Ever at 41.

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In a busy week for new releases, seven other albums debut in the top 50.

Rapper Russ’ Zoo debuts at 12, Richard Seguin’s Retour A Walden lands at 16, Alabama rap collective YBN Nahmir, YBN Almighty Jay & YBN Cordae’s YBN: The Mixtape comes in at 19, American Christian singer Lauren Daigle’s Look Up Child enters at 20, New Orleans rapper $uicideboy$’ I Want To Die In New Orleans debuts at 26, Irish singer Hozier’s Nina Cried Power comes in at 33 and Maryland rock ensemble Clutch’s Book Of Bad Decisions debuts at 42.

Kanye West & Lil Pump’s “I Love It” debuts at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart with six million streams. It is both artists’ first streaming chart-topper.

– All data courtesy of SoundScan with colour commentary provided by Nielsen Canada music director Paul Tuch.

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