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Shawn Mendes Locks In With His 3rd No. 1 Album

The Canadian superstar who counts Taylor Swift amongst his good friends doesn't miss a beat with his new album that hits a high note out-of-the-box.

Shawn Mendes Locks In With His 3rd No. 1 Album

By FYI Staff

Shawn Mendes’ self-titled album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart this week, with 32,000 total consumption units behind it.


The collection has the highest album and digital track totals and the second highest audio-on-demand stream total (behind only Post Malone) for the week. All three of the Canadian star’s full-length studio albums have debuted at the top of the chart.

Two hip-hop releases debut in the top five, while a third bullets into the top ten. A$ap Rocky’s first album in three years, Testing, enters at 3. It falls shy of the peaks of his two previous releases, both of which debuted at No. 1.

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Rapper and record exec Pusha T’s Daytona debuts at 5, his highest charting release to date. It surpasses the No. 7 peak of his 2013 My Name Is My Name. Juice Wrld’s debut full-length album, Goodbye & Good Riddance, rockets 31-9 with a 96% consumption increase.

Other new entries in the top 50 include Chvrches’ Love Is Dead, at 22 the compilation show album Nos Incontournable, at 35, and Colombian reggaeton singer J. Balvin’s Vibras at, 40.

An FYI: Nos Incontournable is a made-in-Quebec song compilation collection featuring an all-star cast of local singers covering songs made famous by Roger Whittaker and Swiss pop group Sweet People.

Imagine Dragons’ “Whatever It Takes” jumps 5-1 on the Digital Songs chart with a 45% download increase. This is the group’s first chart-topper after previously peaking at 2 with the songs “Believer” and “Thunder.” “Whatever It Takes” was performed by the band before the second game of the Stanley Cup Finals in Las Vegas.

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50 Cent Takes A Victory Lap at Toronto's Cabana Pool Bar: Canadian Concerts of the Week

Also this week: it's festival season, with Hillside, Le Festif! and the Vancouver Folk Music Festival all happening on the same weekend.

Summer is in swing, and that means festival season. While many of the biggest ones take place in August, this weekend sees a handful of folk or adjacent events with the perfect summer vibes. Find those below, after our concert of the week featuring one of the biggest rap success stories of the last two decades.

Concert of the Week

50 Cent at Cabana Pool Bar, Toronto — Saturday, July 20

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