2015 winner of the Canadian installment of The Voice, new country star Yoan is the top homegrown artist for album sales according to Nielsen SoundScan’s mid-year report. The self-titled work has sold 100,000 copies in Canada. Rapper Drake’s If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late sits at #2 with 89,000 copies sold. Rocker Jean Leloup takes third spot at 76,000, just shy of platinum.
In terms of digital tracks, no Canadian artist made the Top 10. The Weeknd’s “Earned It” is the only one to be certified multiplatinum for sales in excess of 160,000 copies.
When it comes to radio airplay, Shawn Mendes’ “Something Big” reigns supreme with 51,000 spins. The Weeknd’s “Earned It” has accumulated 43,000.