2014: The Year In Music

In 2014, the most successful album released during the year by a Canadian artist domestically was Bobby Bazini’s Where I Belong, which struck platinum by the end of the year. The album was #14 overall on the Billboard Canadian year-end Albums Chart. 1970s icon Serge Fiori released a self-titled comeback album which also struck platinum and was #15 overall for the year.

Hedley was the top Canadian act on Billboard’s Artists of the Year Chart at #4. The British Columbia band landed three songs on the year-end Top 100 Singles. Immediately behind at #5 was breakout reggae-pop group MAGIC! who charted three Top 40 singles through the year. Song “Rude”, certified triple platinum, peaked at #6 on the weekly Hot 100 and was the top Canadian entry on the year-end Hot 100 at #5. It was only the third song in history from a home-grown artist to spend over one full year on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 (after Finger Eleven’s “Paralyzer” and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”).

Another new artist, Kiesza, had the highest charting single on the weekly Hot 100 with “Hideaway” at #5. Both “Rude” and “Hideaway” reached #1 in the United Kingdom, the first time debut singles from Canadians did so. The year’s top Franco song was “Jamais trop tard”, a collaboration between Marie-Mai and Jonas (of Massive Attraction fame); the song reached #54 on the weekly Billboard Canadian Hot 100. Radio station CKOI lists Joseph Edgar’s “Espionne russe” as the top Franco song of the year at #2 overall.

For more details on the year in music, check out the links below.

2014 Overview

2014 Year in Review (Main Post)
Mini-Profiles on Artists Whose Popularity Intensified in 2014

2014 Charts and Analysis

The Most Successful Canadian Albums Released in 2014
The Most Successful Canadian Singles of 2014
Artist Gender and Nationality Splits By Radio Format in 2014
Top Canadian Entry on All Year-End Charts
Release Statistics
CKOI Year-End Top 50

2014 Billboard Canadian Year-End Charts

Hot 100 Singles of the Year 2014 (Top Canadian Singles of the Year)
Top 50 Albums of the Year 2014 (Top Canadian Albums of the Year)
Top 25 Hot 100 Artists of 2014
Hot Digital Songs of 2014
Hot 100 Airplay of 2014
Emerging Canadian Artists of 2014
All-Format Airplay
CHR/Top 40 Airplay
Rock Airplay
Country Airplay
AC Airplay
Hot AC Airplay
Top Artists by Radio Format

Canadian Music Blog 2014 Faves

Canadian Music Blog’s Top 10 EP Faves of 2014
Canadian Music Blog’s Top 20 Music Video Faves of 2014
Canadian Music Blog’s Top 30 Song Faves of 2014
Canadian Music Blog’s Top 30 Album Faves of 2014
International Music Faves of 2014
CMB Readers’ Voted Faves of 2014

Awards for 2014 Music

Felix Awards: Part 1 Part 2

Juno Awards:   Part 1  Part 2  Gala Summary