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Prince Album Debuts At 26, But Billie Eilish Debuts At No. 1

Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, earning the highest album sales and audio on-demand streams total for the week.

Prince Album Debuts At 26, But Billie Eilish Debuts At No. 1

By FYI Staff

Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, earning the highest album sales and audio on-demand streams total for the week. It is the follow-up to her chart-topping album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go, which spent six weeks at No. 1 and was the tenth most popular album of 2020.


Last week’s No. 1 album, The Kid Laroi’s F*ck Love, drops to 2nd place, Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour and Doja Cat’s Planet Her both fall one position to Nos. 3 and 4 respectively, and Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia holds at 5.

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Other new entries in the top 50 include Isaiah Rashad’s The House Is Burning at No. 13, Prince’s Welcome 2 America at No. 26 and Logic’s Bobby Tarantino III at No. 36.

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

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

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