Toronto’s Grammy-winning Nasri Atweh is one of the top Canadian producers in the world. He is half of production duo The Messengers with fellow Canadian Adam Messenger. Nasri has written and produced songs for Pitbull, Justin Bieber, Christina Aguilera, Cody Simpson, David Guetta, Akon, and many more. Nasri has recently started his own band, MAGIC!, with Mark Pelli, Alex Tanas, and Ben Spivak. Their reggae-flavoured single “Rude” debuted on the Canadian Hot 100 at #47 and is already up to #3 on the Australian charts! We have embedded the music video below.
“Rude” on iTunes MAGIC! Official Website
With “Satisfaction Guaranteed”, Edmonton-born, Brampton-raised Alyssa Reid has scored her 4th charting single and her 2nd biggest hit (#26 this week). The music video is filled with good humour as a boy working in a fast food restaurant finds it hard to concentrate on his job with a devastating crush on his sizzling workmate. Alyssa herself used to work at Tim Hortons and was fired by them when she refused to sing for free at their annual Christmas party. But as a celebrity who has performed at 70,000-seat arenas in Britain, she no longer needs to box the Timbits, eh. iTunes
Next week will see the release of the 2013 year-end charts, so stay alert for that. The weekly Hot 100 this week sees seven new entries by Canadian artists. Justin Bieber’s “Change Me” is the strongest newbie at #34. MAGIC! is a project spearheaded by Toronto Grammy-award winning producer Nasri Atweh; “Rude” debuts at #47. The reggae-flavoured tune is currently #3 on the Australian charts. Shark Tank is a rap group; their “Out for a Rip” debuts at #75. The Road Hammers who had disbanded have obviously respawned themselves with a new single. Other new entries are from Mes Aieux, Brett Kissel, and Chad Brownlee. Brett had the highest charting Canadian song on country radio last week and Avril Lavigne’s “Let Me Go” with Chad Kroeger was the most spun Canuck single on AC radio. Classic rock and roll style Christmas album Noël à deux by Marie-Eve Janvier and Jean-François Breau debuts on the Billboard Albums chart at #9.
A visual presentation of the current Billboard Canadian Hot 100 is HERE
Nielsen compiles weekly data on sales and radio airplay of singles and ranks them in the Canadian Hot 100 which is published by Billboard. Here we list all entries from the chart that are in whole or in part by Canadian artists.
RK = Rank. OR = Provincial origin of the artist. PS = Position on the Canadian Hot 100. CG = Change from last week’s position. WC = Weeks on the chart. PP = Peak position. Foreign artist in grey. RE = Re-entry. Most impressive numbers in last columns appear in red.
Note: The date of the chart corresponds to the release of Nielsen Music’s Canadian Update newsletter which is normally 10 days less than on the online Billboard chart.