Billboard Top 50 Albums of 2015 in Canada

Taylor_Swift_-_1989Billboard Canada has released its year-end Top 50 albums chart. The number one album in Canada was 1989 by Taylor Swift which was released in 2014. In fact, the top 4 albums were released that year. The top album released in 2015 which is also the top album from a Canadian artist is If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late by Drake at #5. Ten of the 50 albums are by Canadian artists. Additionally, Drake’s collaborative album with Future made the cut. As well, two of the various artist compilation albums feature Canadian artists only. This makes for a total of 12.5. Note that a number of other various artist compilations contain a few tracks by Canadians. Last year, there were 11.5 Canadian albums, and there were 13 in 2013. In the chart below, we have included the release year for all albums. Of the fifty, 30 were released this year with 19 in 2014 and one in 2013. We have bolded Canadian artists in red to help your eyes spot them quickly

ALBUM ARTIST RELEASE
1 1989 Taylor Swift 2014
2 X Ed Sheeran 2014
3 In the Lonely Hour Sam Smith 2014
4 Four One Direction 2014
5 If You’re Reading This… Drake 2015
6 Hozier Hozier 2014
7 Yoan Yoan 2015
8 Wilder Mind Mumford & Sons 2015
9 Beauty Behind the Madness The Weeknd 2015
10 Rock or Bust AC/DC 2014
11 Fifty Shades of Grey Various 2015
12 Plus Tard Qu’on Pense Fred Pellerin 2014
13 A Paradis City Jean Leloup 2015
14 No Fixed Address Nickelback 2014
15 Smoke + Mirrors Imagine Dragons 2015
16 Compton Dr. Dre 2015
17 The Endless River Pink Floyd 2014
18 Muchdance 2015 Various 2014
19 Guardians of the Galaxy Various 2014
20 That’s Christmas To Me Pentatonix 2014
21 Just the Hits 2015 Various 2015
22 Kill the Lights Luke Bryan 2015
23 To Pimp a Butterfly Kendrick Lamar 2015
24 How Big How Blue… Florence + The Machine 2015
25 V Maroon 5 2014
26 Wallflower Diana Krall 2015
27 Furious 7 Various 2015
28 Title Meghan Trainor 2015
29 Roses Coeur de Pirate 2015
30 Sonic Highways Foo Fighters 2014
31 2015 Grammy Nominees Various 2015
32 Shadyxv Various 2014
33 Beneath the Skin Of Monsters and Men 2015
34 Drones Muse 2015
35 Jekyll + Hyde Zac Brown Band 2015
36 2014 Forest Hills Drive J. Cole 2014
37 Man Against Machine Garth Brooks 2014
38 What a Time to Be Alive Drake & Future 2015
39 Rebel Heart Madonna 2015
40 Handwritten Shawn Mendes 2015
41 The Pinkprint Nicki Minaj 2014
42 Forever Gentlemen Various 2015
43 La Voix III Various 2015
44 American Beauty/Psycho Fall Out Boy 2015
45 Rattle That Lock David Gilmour 2015
46 Stages Josh Groban 2015
47 Frozen Various 2013
48 Les Grandes Arteres Louis-Jean Cormier 2015
49 The Book of Souls Iron Maiden 2015
50 Cheek to Cheek T. Bennett/Lady Gaga 2014
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