Billboard Top 50 Albums of 2016 in Canada

adele-25Billboard Canada has released its year-end Top 50 albums chart. The number one album in Canada was 25 by Adele which was released in 2015. The top album by a Canadian was Purpose by Justin Bieber at #2, also released in 2015. Drake’s Views, at #3, is the top album released in 2016.  Fifteen or 30% of the 50 albums on the chart were released in 2016. This is a drop in half from last year; 30 of the Top 50 albums in 2015 were released in 2015. Compilation albums as old as 2004 appear in this year’s Top 50 chart. Thirteen of the 50 albums are by Canadian artists which is the highest number since 2013. In the chart below, we have included the release year for all albums. We have bolded Canadian artists in red to help your eyes spot them quickly.

TITLE ARTIST RELEASE
1 25 Adele 2015
2 Purpose Justin Bieber 2015
3 Views Drake 2016
4 Blurryface Twenty One Pilots 2015
5 Beauty Behind the Madness The Weeknd 2015
6 Anti Rihanna 2016
7 A Head Full of Dreams Coldplay 2015
8 Made in the A.M. One Direction 2015
9 This Is Acting Sia 2016
10 Lemonade Beyonce 2016
11 Encore un soir Celine Dion 2016
12 Revival Selena Gomez 2015
13 Yer Favourites The Tragically Hip 2005
14 Traveller Chris Stapleton 2015
15 X Ed Sheeran 2014
16 When It’s Dark Out G-Eazy 2015
17 1989 Taylor Swift 2014
18 Dangerous Woman Ariana Grande 2016
19 Suicide Squad: The Album Various Artists 2016
20 Cleopatra The Lumineers 2016
21 Montevallo Sam Hunt 2014
22 Know-It-All Alessia Cara 2015
23 What Love Is All About Johnny Reid 2015
24 Handwritten Shawn Mendes 2015
25 21 Adele 2011
26 Ripcord Keith Urban 2016
27 Christmas Michael Buble 2011
28 Kill the Lights Luke Bryan 2015
29 If You’re Reading This… Drake 2015
30 Immoralized Disturbed 2015
31 Chaos and the Calm James Bay 2015
32 Fetty Wap Fetty Wap 2015
33 Nine Track Mind Charlie Puth 2016
34 VHS X Ambassadors 2015
35 Hello Hedley 2015
36 Thank You Meghan Trainor 2016
37 Blackstar David Bowie 2016
38 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham 2016
39 Title Meghan Trainor 2015
40 The Life of Pablo Kanye West 2016
41 Tangled Up Thomas Rhett 2015
42 My House (EP) Flo Rida 2015
43 Curtain Call: The Hits Eminem 2005
44 Greatest Hits Guns N’ Roses 2004
45 A Jann Arden Christmas Jann Arden 2015
46 Swaay (EP) DNCE 2015
47 Badlands Halsey 2015
48 Man Machine Poem The Tragically Hip 2016
49 That’s Christmas to Me Pentatonix 2014
50 Storyteller Carrie Underwood 2015

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