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Music Market Update: Canada



First published on www.nielsen.com


With four debuts in the top five, overall album sales are up 3% over last week, but down 3% over the same week last year. Year-to-date album sales are down 5% over the same period in 2013. Physical CD sales are down 2% over last week, down 11% over the same week last year and down 5% year-to-date over 2013. Digital album sales are up 11% over last week, up 7% over the same week last year and down 6% year-to-date over 2013. Digital track sales are up 2% over last week, down 16% over the same week last year and down 13% year-to-date over 2013. Track-equivalent album sales are up 3% over last week and down 7.6% year-to-date over 2013.

“Rose Ave.,” the debut album from the duo You+Me, enters at number one on the Top Albums chart with 23,000 units sold. The duo is made up of City And Colour’s Dallas Green and pop star P!nk. For Green, it is the fourth time he has had a chart-topping album, scoring two No. 1’s with City And Colour and one with Alexisonfire, and his highest one week sales total to date. It is P!nk’s second number one album.

Florida Georgia Line’s sophomore album “Anything Goes” debuts at No. 2 with 16,000 units sold. Their debut release, 2012’s “Here’s To The Good Times,” peaked at No. 8 in July 2013. “Sadnecessary,” the debut full-length album from Milky Chance, enters at No. 3 with 9,000 units sold. It features the top five digital song “Stolen Dance.”

U2’s “Songs Of Innocence” debuts at No. 5 with 4,600 units sold. It is the physical version of the album that was made available for free on iTunes in early September.


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