Following the end of the Tragically Hip's highly celebrated Canadian tour, with the final show broadcasted live on CBC and CBC Music on Aug. 20 to 11.7 million viewers, all 17 albums by the band have landed on the Canadian Billboard chart.
Beginning with the Hip's debut EP to its latest album, Man Machine Poem, each album has placed on the Canadian Albums chart, including 2005's Yer Favourites, which is currently at number 1, beating out R&B star Frank Ocean's newest album, Blonde. Last week, Yer Favourites charted at number 2, and according to CBC News, "saw its total consumption rise 238 per cent."
Rounding out the top 10 are Man Machine Poem (number 6), 1992's Fully Completely (number 8) and 1989's Up To Here ( number 9). Even live concert recordings charted.
Billboard's Canadian Albums chart is decided by a combination of album sales, digital song sales and audio on-demand streams. CBC News also reports that the Tragically Hip's album sales have risen 157 per cent from the previous week, and digital song sales have gone up 342 per cent, while online streams are up 185 per cent.
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