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Toronto rapper Nav scores first No. 1 album on Billboard charts with 'Bad Habits'

Nav performs at the Juno Awards in London, Ont., Sunday, March 17, 2019. Rapper Nav is latest Canadian to sit atop the Billboard album chart. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
April 01, 2019 - 8:52 AM

TORONTO - Rapper Nav is the latest Canadian to sit atop the Billboard album chart.

The Toronto performer, born Navraj Goraya, scored his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with "Bad Habits," released on the Weeknd's XO record label.

It sold the equivalent of 82,000 album units for the week ending March 28, a figure that includes both physical and digital sales as well as streaming numbers.

In Canada, the album debuted in the top spot as well, with 10,000 units.

The 29-year-old rapper's tally was helped by solid streaming numbers and various merchandise bundles sold through his website.

Fans could pick up an array of items, from hoodies to a 12-pack of "Bad Habits"-branded Styrofoam cups, and each included a refundable code for the digital album.

Several days after its March 22 release, Nav reissued the album in a "deluxe version" with eight additional tracks.

He also released an array of new merchandise bundles during the sales week, including a package that offered an early access pass for his concerts and the album for $10.

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