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Rap Dominates This Week's Chart, But A Star Is Born Remains No. 1

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack remains at No.

Rap Dominates This Week's Chart, But A Star Is Born Remains No. 1

By FYI Staff

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack remains at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with over 12,000 equivalent units, and achieving best-seller status in the categories of album sales and song downloads in the week. The single “Shallow” continues at the top of the Songs chart for the third week and bullets into the top ten on the Streaming Songs chart.


Rapper Quavo’s first solo album, Quavo Huncho, rockets 75-2 with the highest on-demand stream total in the week. Born Quavious Keyate Marshall, he has previously debuted at No. 1 with two albums as a member of the trio Migos.

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Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V edges 4-3, Eminem’s Kamikaze moves 6-4 and Drake’s Scorpion rebounds 7-5.

Other new entries in the top 50 include Brit singer-songwriter Ella Mai’s self-titled album,16; Belly’s Immigrant, at 31, and Swift Current country singer Colter Wall’s sophomore album release, Songs Of The Plains, lands at 36.

 

American rapper Kodak Black’s “ZeZe”, featuring Travis Scott, debuts at No. 1 with 54M streams, his first top ten on the Streaming Songs chart. Bad Bunny’s “MIA,” featuring Drake, enters at 2, matching the peak of his only previous chart appearance, on Cardi B’s “I Like It.”

-- Data courtesy of SoundScan with colour detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada director Paul Tuch

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Celine Dion Battled Extreme Muscle Spasms From Stiff-Person Syndrome With Dangerously High Doses of Valium: ‘It Could Have Been Fatal’

The singer opened up about her decade-long struggle with the rare neurological disorder in Tuesday night's (June 11) primetime NBC special.

Celine Dion was so desperate to alleviate the pain from severe muscle spasms during her secret, nearly two-decade-long battle with the rare neurological and autoimmune disease Stiff-Person Syndrome that she took near-lethal doses of Valium in search of relief. In her one-hour primetime NBC special on Tuesday night (June 11), Dion said she took up to 90 milligrams of the medication used to treat anxiety, seizures and muscle spasms, an amount that is more than twice the recommended daily dose.

“I did not know, honestly, that it could kill me. I would take, for example before a performance, 20 milligrams of Valium, and then just walking from my dressing room to backstage — it was gone,” Dion said of the instant pain relief the medication offered at levels, however that “could have been fatal” if she’d continued at that pace. “At one point, the thing is, that my body got used to it at 20 and 30 and 40 [milligrams] until it went up. And I needed that. It was relaxing my whole body. For two weeks, for a month, the show would go on… but then you get used to [and] it doesn’t work anymore.”

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