Six new debuts crash charts
Canadians were in a giving mood, as the charity album "Songs For Japan" made a strong debut on the Canadian album charts this week.
The collection, which features tracks from U2, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, and goes to help the relief effort in earthquake-ravaged Japan, premiered at No. 3 with 8,000 in sales.
It was one of six new entries on the chart, with French artist Ginette Reno leading the way at No. 1 with "La Musique en Moi" (19,000), while the Strokes' first album in five years, "Angles" (7,600), angled its way to No. 4.
Controversial Chris Brown punched his way to No. 6 with his latest, "F.A.M.E.," Classified's "Hand Shakes and Middle Fingers" posted up at No. 7, and Protest the Hero's "Scurrilous" slid into No. 8.
Closer to the top, Adele's "21" was stuck at No. 2, and the No. 1 album in the nation last week, Rise Against's "Endgame," didn;t have much game in its second week, sliding down to No. 5.
The rest of the top 10 was comprised of Avril Lavigne's "Goodbye Lullaby" at No. 9, and Mumford & Sons' "Sign No More" at No. 10.
In the U.S. Chris Brown's "F.A.M.E." landed in first, followed by Jennifer Hudson's "I Remember Me" in second, Adele in third, the Strokes in fourth, and Kirk Franklin's "Hello Fear" in fifth.