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Toronto Rapper Duvy Hits A Homer With 'Grasswayz

The Encanto soundtrack spends its seventh straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart and again earns the highest on-demand stream total for the week.

Toronto Rapper Duvy Hits A Homer With 'Grasswayz

By FYI Staff

The Encanto soundtrack spends its seventh straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart and again earns the highest on-demand stream total for the week. It is the longest-running No. 1 album since Drake’s Certified Lover Boy held the position for eight consecutive weeks beginning in mid-September 2021.


Ed Sheeran’s = remains at No. 2 for the fourth straight week, picking up the highest digital song download total for the week.

The top new entry belongs to Chicago rapper King Von’s What It Means To Be King, at No. 3. It surpasses the No. 12 peak of his debut album, 2020’s Welcome To O’Block.

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Belgian singer Stromae rockets 119-4 with Multitude, his first album in over eight years, picking up the highest album sales total for the week. It is his highest-charting album to date, surpassing the No. 10 peak of his 2013 album Racine Carree.

The week that his current single, Sand in My Boots, reached No. 1 on the Country airplay chart, Morgan Wallen’s former No. 1 album, Dangerous: The Double Album, edges 6-5.

The only other album to enter in the top 60 belongs to Toronto-based Duvy with Grasswayz, debuting at 53.

– All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by MRC Data's Paul Tuch

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Beyoncé becomes the first Black woman to top Billboard’s Country Songs chart with “Texas Hold ‘Em” and it has gone to No. 1 on iTunes in 14 different countries and counting. There are some surprising connections. The song is co-written and co-produced by Ontario-born writer/producer Nathan Ferraro, whose previous collaborations include working with Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepsen, Bear Mountain, RALPH, Shawn Hook, Alyssa Reid, Jessie Reyez, Lowell and Tyler Shaw.

In fact, the song has deep Canadian origins. Two other Canadian songwriters participated in this runaway hit: Megan Bülow (who records and performs as bülow) as and Elizabeth "Lowell" Boland (a.k.a. Lowell), with Ferraro co-producing the track with Killah B and Beyoncé.

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