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Teddy Remains Top Of The Pops In 2018

Crooner Ed Sheeran’s ten-month-old 12-track, hit-driven Divide remains the No. 1 MOR song-package on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart in the second week of 2018, giving Teddy his seventh week overall run as kingmaker in a week only slightly less dull than 10-minutes of so-called "breaking news" on CNN.

Teddy Remains Top Of The Pops In 2018

By David Farrell

Crooner Ed Sheeran’s ten-month-old, 12-track hit-driven Divide remains the No. 1 MOR song-package on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart in the second straight week of 2018, giving Teddy his seventh week overall run as kingmaker, with 10,000 total consumption units in the most recent seven-day period.


Divide has the top album sales, audio on-demand streams and digital song sales for the week, in part driven by the success of “Perfect,” which continues to top both the Streaming and Digital Song charts.

Eminem’s Revival blockades new entries at No. 2, despite a 3-percent consumption decrease over the previous week.

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The soundtrack for the P.T. Barnum & Bailey-inspired The Greatest Showman trapeze jumps 7-3 with a 21-percent consumption increase to achieve the loftiest chart position for a soundtrack since Beauty & The Beast peaked at No. 3 in April 2017.

G-Eazy’s Beautiful & Damned edges 5-4 with a 4-percent consumption increase, returning it to the same chart position the album debuted at three weeks ago.

Post Malone’s Stoney hiccups 8-5 with a 4-percent consumption gain to give the hit album the highest chart position reached in its 57 weeks on the list.

Thanks to a new remix for the song “Finesse,” featuring Cardi B, Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic rockets 46-14 with an 87-percent consumption increase. This is the highest chart position for the album since early August 2017. The song beams to 3 on the Streaming Songs and 5 on the Digital Songs charts.

The lone debut in the top 50 belongs to 19-year-old Penn-state rhyming couplet rapper Lil Skies’ Life of A Dark Rose.

-- All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by Nielsen Music Canada Music Director Paul Tuch.

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