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The Weeknd Earns His 5th No. 1 Album with 'Highlights'

The Weeknd’s new hits collection The Highlights, debuts at No.

The Weeknd Earns His 5th No. 1 Album with 'Highlights'

By FYI Staff

The Weeknd’s new hits collection The Highlights, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, earning the highest digital song download sales and the second highest album sales and on-demand streams total for the week. It is his fifth straight chart-topping album going back to 2015 when Beauty Behind The Madness debuted at No. 1.


The No. 1 album from the previous four weeks, Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album, drops to 2nd place and continues to have the highest on-demand stream total for the week.

Foo Fighters’ Medicine at Midnight debuts at No. 3, picking up the highest album sales total for the week. It is the band’s fourth straight album to land in the top three and the first charted album since 2017’s Concrete and Gold hit No. 1.

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Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon drops to fourth place and Taylor Swift’s evermore falls to No. 5.

The only other new release to land in the top 50 belongs to Memphis, TN rapper Pooh Shiesty’s debut release Shiesty Season which places at 31.

– All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional detail provided by MRC’s Paul Tuch.

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The Beaches performing at Billboard Canada's Women in Music Launch on June 5, 2024
Marc Thususka Photography

The Beaches performing at Billboard Canada's Women in Music Launch on June 5, 2024

Awards

The Beaches, Charlotte Cardin, Allison Russell Make the 2024 Polaris Music Prize Long List

The 40-album long list for the Polaris Prize, which awards $50,000 to the best Canadian record of the year features up-and-comers like punk group NOBRO and producer Bambii, plus rapper TOBi, and legends like Quebec group Karkwa and previous Heritage Prize winner Beverly Glenn-Copeland.

Some of the country's biggest breakthrough artists are in contention for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize.

The 40-album long list was revealed today (June 11) at Sonic Boom record store in downtown Toronto. It features some of the buzziest names in Canadian music, from The Beaches — who were recently awarded Billboard Canada Women in Music's inaugural Group of the Year award — to Grammy-winner Allison Russell, to Canadian Hot 100 charting acts like Charlotte Cardin and Talk, to underground mainstays like Cindy Lee, who had an organic breakthrough this year with Diamond Jubilee.

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