Yoan spends his third week on top of the Official Canadian Albums Chart. The last time a Canadian artist accomplished this was back in May 2013 care of Michael Buble’s To Be Loved. The album as we previously mentioned is the year’s first platinum album by a homegrown artist. New on the Hot 100 this week is Coeur de Pirate’s “Carry On/Oublie-Moi” (#62). It is her first charting single. Versions in both official languages have been released. “Kid In Love” by Shawn Mendes debuts at #69 and “Beast” by Mia Martina at #93.
On a side note, “Call Me Baby” by Asian boy group EXO debuts on the Hot 100 at #98 meaning that Anglo, Franco, and Allo songs all appear on the Hot 100 this week. There are two branches of EXO – a Korean outfit and a Chinese outfit – meaning that versions of the track in both Korean and Mandarin Chinese are available. As Canada is a very multicultural and multilingual country, it stands to reason that allophone songs ought to do well here and Canada has an opportunity to advance past the United States and United Kingdom in this regard. It is more a matter of especially English-language radio becoming more open to granting airplay to these songs. It has been repeatedly demonstrated that people do not necessarily have to understand the language to enjoy a really good song.
RK – CanCon rank
TW – This week’s chart position
LW – Last week’s chart position
RE – Re-entry
WC – Weeks on the chart
PP – Peak chart position
OR – Provincial origin of the artist
CE – Gold/platinum certification by Music Canada
G – Gold certification (40,000 units sold)
P – Platinum certification (80,000 units sold)
xP – Multiplatinum certification
Red maple leaf – Canadian artist
Magenta maple leaf – Partly Canadian artist
Blue maple leaf – Featured Canadian artist