Via Nielsen Soundscan:
Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” (Universal) debuts at number one on the Top Albums chart with 25,000 units sold, 84% of which is digital. It is his first chart-topping album and it more than doubles his previous highest one week sales total, set with his last album, 2012’s “Good Kid M.A.A.D City,” which entered and peaked at No. 2.
Modest Mouse, who currently own the top spot on the Modern Rock airplay chart with “Lampshades On Fire,” debuts at No. 3 on the Top Albums chart with their first album of new material in eight years, “Strangers To Ourselves” (Sony). It is their second top three album, following the No. 1 “We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank” in 2007.
Mark Knopfler scores his first top ten album as a solo artist as “Tracker” (Universal) enters at No. 4 with 4,600 units sold, 80% of which are physical sales. It sells three times more units than the highest one week sales total for his last album, 2012’s “Privateering,” which peaked at No. 23.
Marina & The Diamonds’ “Froot” (Warner) debuts at No. 6 with 4,500 units sold, her highest peaking and biggest one week sales total to date. Her last album, 2012’s “Electra Heart,” peaked at No. 50.
Awolnation’s “Run” (Sony) enters at No. 9 with 3,700 units sold, their highest peak and one week sales total to date, surpassing the No. 53 position of 2011’s “Megalithic Symphony.”
Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” (Sony) holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100, Digital Songs and Streaming Songs chart. The song surpasses the two million stream mark for the fourth time since its release.
Maroon 5’s “Sugar” (Universal) jumps 4-2 on the Canadian Hot 100, picking up Greatest Gainer/Airplay honours. The song moves 4-2 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart with an 11% audience increase.
Walk The Moon’s first charted song, “Shut Up And Dance” (Sony) jumps 43-30 on the Canadian Hot 100 and lands Greatest Gainer/Digital honours. The song moves 33-16 on the Digital Songs chart with a 48% download increase.
Shawn Mendes picks up his sixth appearance on the Canadian Hot 100 since July as “Stitches” (Universal) scores the Hot Shot Debut, entering at No. 55. The song debuts on the Digital Songs chart at No. 17.
Two other Canadian artists debut on the Hot 100 this week. Dan Talevski makes his first appearance on the chart as “Guilty As Sin” (eOne) comes in at No. 91. Dallas Smith’s “Lifted” (Universal) lands at No. 93, his followup to the No. 41 “Wastin’ Gas,” his second highest charted song on the Hot 100 to date. -Paul