Wave your flags, K’Naan and Young Artists for Haiti; tell Africa, Karl Wolf; do something dangerous, Kardinal Offishall; make music promiscuous, Nelly Furtado; and believe the news, Nikki Yanofsky–your Canuck sister has managed to deliver the best-selling domestic Canadian single in history; in other words, of all singles released by Canadian artists over the years, none has sold more copies in Canada than “Call Me Maybe”. At 400,000 units, Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” has just been certified quintuple or 5x platinum in Canada, shattering all records. The previous record was 4x platinum held by Nikki Yanofsky’s “I Believe”, theme song of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.
The best-selling digital single of all time from a foreign artist sold twice as many copies and stands as the only diamond digital download single in the country, that being The Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling”. Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind 1997″, as a CD-single, sold 1.9 million copies.