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Queen Places Five Albums In This Week's Top 200

The soundtrack to A Star is Born remains at No. 1 in its 5th week and the movie Bohemian Rhapsody reignites interest in Queen's album catalogue.

Queen Places Five Albums In This Week's Top 200

By FYI Staff

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” soundtrack remains at number one on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart for the fifth straight week, with 10,500 equivalent units, down 12% over last week. The album continues to have the highest digital song download total for the week, including the No. 1 seller, “Shallow.”


American record producer, record executive, songwriter, and DJ Metro Boomin’s Not All Heroes Wear Capes debuts at 2 with 10,200 equivalent units, including the highest audio-on-demand stream total for the week. It is his highest charting album to date, surpassing the No. 5 peak of his 2017 release with 21 Savage & Offset, Without Warning.

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Ginette Reno’s A Jamais drops to 3, but she continues to have the highest selling album in the week.

With the success of the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Queen has five albums appearing on the Top 200 this week, led by the soundtrack, which bullets 32-4 with a 231% consumption increase. Also in the top 50, their Greatest Hits album re-enters at 16, and The Platinum Collection re-enters at 47.

Georgia rapper Takeoff’s first solo album, The Last Rocket, debuts at 8. He is the second member of Migos to chart inside the top ten in the last month, following the No. 2 peak of Quavo’s Quavo Huncho.

Other debuts in the top 50 this week include Quebec rock ensemble Les Trois Accords’ Beaucoup De Plaisir, at 27; Barbra Streisand’s Walls at 33; Vince Staples’ FM!; at 44, and Quebec country singer Guylaine Tanguay’s Que Les Fetes Commencent, at 49.

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

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Allison Russell at an interview with iHeartRadio for Billboard Canada Women in Music on June 19, 2024
Marc Thususka Photography

Allison Russell at an interview with iHeartRadio for Billboard Canada Women in Music on June 19, 2024

Awards

Allison Russell, Charlotte Cardin, DijahSB Shortlisted for 2024 Polaris Music Prize

The Beaches, rapper TOBi, indie experimentalist Cindy Lee, and previous winner Jeremy Dutcher are also amongst the ten artists in contention for the $50,000 prize, which recognizes the best Canadian album of the year based solely on artistic merit. See the whole list here.

Some of Canadian music's biggest breakthroughs of the last year are facing off for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize.

Charlotte Cardin for 99 Nights, The Beaches for Blame My Ex, Allison Russell for The Returner and Cindy Lee for Diamond Jubilee are among the ten artists shortlisted for the 2024 award, which recognizes the best Canadian album of the year.

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