|Madonna rules the charts again.
Madonna's latest album had a sweet debut on the Canadian album charts this week.
"Hard Candy," led by the hit single "4 Minutes" featuring Justin Timberlake, soared to No. 1 on sales of 58,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan data.
It marks her fifth SoundScan era chart topper, and also becomes the biggest debut since Celine Dion's "Taking Chances" in November of 2007, which had the best retail week last year with 72,000 in sales.
Madonna also snagged the top spot south of the border, selling a modest 280,000 copies of "Hard Candy" in the U.S.
Back here, two more debuts came in near the top of the charts, with Sarah McLachlan's compilation "Rarities, B-Sides and Other Stuff Vol. 2" (10,000) at No. 2, and Portishead's "Third" (8,000) at No. 3.
The movement up top forced Leona Lewis' "Spirit" down one spot to No. 4, Eric Lapointe's "Ma Peau" dropped from No. 1 to No. 5, and Ariane Moffatt's "Dans Tous Les Sens" fell from No. 2 to No. 6.
Def Leppard's "Songs From the Sparkle Lounge" entered in at No. 7, Mariah Carey's "E=MC2" and Francis Cabrel's "Des Roses et Des Orties" both sank four notches to No. 8 and No. 9, respectively, and Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" hung on at No. 10.
Other notable first week entries The Roots' "Rising Down" at No. 14, Mudcrutch's "Mudcrutch" at No. 25, Doc Walker's "Beautiful Life" at No. 32, and Estelle's "Shine" at No. 42.
In the U.S., Mariah Carey fell to second, followed by Leona Lewis in third, Lyfe Jennings' "Lyfe Change" in fourth, and Def Leppard in fifth.