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The Weeknd, Drake & Tory Lanez Help Canada Dominate the Billboard Charts

Mahlik Campbell

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 11: The Weeknd attends the Los Angeles Premiere of "Uncut Gems" on December 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for A24)

Toronto is having a major moment in music. 6️⃣

Canada's own The Weeknd and Tory Lanez are currently duking it out for the No. 1 spot on next week's Billboard 200 album chart, per a new report from the firm.

While The Weeknd is hoping to mark his fourth straight week as the leader with After Hours, Tory Lanez is working toward a potential career milestone as his latest album, The New Toronto 3, could become his first No. 1 record ever.

According to Billboard, After Hours and The New Toronto 3 will be battling within the range of 60,000 to 75,000 equivalent album units. The Weeknd is pushing hard

If The Weeknd is able to hold on to the top spot, it will be the first time an album has spent its first four weeks at No. 1 since Drake’s Scorpion in 2018.

Speaking of Drizzy, fans will come across this fellow Canadian when looking over at the Hot 100. His viral hit "Toosie Slide" recently debuted at No. 1 and is poised to remain there for at least the next week.

Who did the 6 God overtake on his way the premier position? None other than The Weeknd, whose '80s-themed single "Blinding Lights" had the throne for two weeks.

With "Toosie Slide," Drizzy also cemented himself as the first male artist to have debuted three songs at No. 1. The only other act to accomplish this sort of domination is Mariah Carey, who achieved three No. 1 debuts on the Hot 100 in the mid-'90s.

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Even if Tory doesn't claim the top spot with his final Interscope project, the competition he's providing certainly makes him a worthy contender to round out the "Big 3" of Toronto.

The biggest test for the 27-year-old artist will be whether he's able to keep momentum following the eventual departure of his wildly popular Quarantine Radio. 😢

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