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Taylor's Swift Return To No. 1

Tay is tops with her fans who helped push her Lover album straight to No. 1 on the chart. It's the American pop star's sixth record to debut in 1st place in its first week.

Taylor's Swift Return To No. 1

By FYI Staff

Taylor Swift’s Lover debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with 47,000 total consumption units, scoring a clean sweep with the highest album sales, audio on-demand streams and digital song downloads for the week. It is the second-highest one-week consumption total so far this year, just behind Backstreet Boys’ DNA in February. It is her sixth straight studio album to debut at the top of the chart and first since Reputation in November 2017.


All in, Swift's first-week stats include the second highest one-week audio consumption total this year, the 4th largest one-week album sales and audio-on-demand totals. Lover accounted for 16 percent of all album sales in Canada in the week. Actual numbers were not provided to FYI. Her physical sales, including a deluxe edition, vinyl and CD, had a bigger impact in the US where a significant amount of sales were registered by the Target chain which doesn't operate in Canada. The two leading physical sales outlets in Canada would be Walmart and Sunrise Records.

Ed Sheeran’s No. 6 Collaborations Project holds at 2 and last week’s No. 1 album, Young Thug’s So Much Fun, drops to 3.

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One other new release debuts in the top ten, as (American rap collective) Brockhampton’s Ginger lands at 10, marking it as the outfit’s second straight top ten album, following Iridescence peak at 6 in October 2018.

Other debuts in the top 50 include the 13 Reasons Why (Season 3) soundtrack at,33; US Country act Midland’s Let It Roll, at 37; Saint Jhn’s Ghetto Lenny’s Love Songs, at 41; and Quebec pop star Fred Fortin’s Microdose, at 48.

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello’s Senorita holds at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart and slides to No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, ending Lil Nas X’s 20 weeks run at the top. This is Mendes’ first song to reach the top of the streaming chart.

-- All data courtesy of SoundScan with colour commentary provided by Nielsen Canada director Paul Tuch

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse
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Neil Young and Crazy Horse

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Neil Young's Love Earth Tour Will Take Him Throughout Canada

The Canadian icon is bringing his Love Earth Tour with Crazy Horse to Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Burnaby. He's also added a second date at Toronto's Budweiser Stage, accompanying the release of his new album, FU##IN' UP.

Neil Young is showing some love to Canadian cities on his Love Earth tour. While his original tour announcement featured just one stop in his home country, in Toronto's Budweiser Stage, he's now announced dates in Manitoba, Alberta and B.C., as well as a second show at Toronto's Budweiser Stage, in response to "incredible fan demand."

The original tour was set to kick off in San Diego at the end of April and finish in Chicago in May. These five new dates pick things back up in July, with stops in Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, and Young's hometown of Winnipeg. The tour finishes at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby B.C.

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