The big news this week is Lacombe, Alberta’s Gord Bamford. He is only the seventh Canadian artist to score a #1 hit on the country charts since the Nielsen BDS era began in the mid-1990s. The song is, of course, “When Your Lips Are So Close”. His Canadian brother Dean Brody is right behind him at #2 with “Bounty”. This sudden support from Canadian country radio stations towards our own artists is wonderful, and we hope it will continue. On the albums chart, Celine Dion is still at #1, even outselling Lady Gaga’s new release. Hedley’s Wild Life debuts at #4. The BC band has taken top Canadian honours on the Hot 100, edging out Drake, and “Beautiful Girl” from the album debuts at #72. With his upcoming new album, Franco rock superstar Eric Lapointe has a new charting single, “Ca me manque”. Also new on the Hot 100 are tunes by Justin Bieber, Sam Roberts, and Classified.
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.