Canadian Invasion Status
As we mentioned previously, for the first time in history, four Canadian artists held the top four spots in the Billboard U.S. Hot 100 last week. This week, while Britain’s Adele claims the top spot, six of the Top 10 songs in the States are by Canadians. Yes, more than half! Furthermore, with her performance on the Ellen show and invitation as a special guest performing on stage with Taylor Swift at her final concert of the 1989 World Tour in the United States, Toronto’s Alessia Cara is up to #15.
Canadians have been doing better than usual in Britain. Four of the Top 10 songs on the UK charts this week are from Canadians. We’re doing slightly better in Australia with 4.5. The 0.5 is Francesco Yates’ feature in Robin Schulz “Sugar”. Yes, it’s Top 10 in Australia!
A number of albums are due out this month, though mostly in the first two weeks. Among the releases, November 6 will see Ma vie dans la tienne from Lara Fabian, Hello by Hedley, Interstellaires by Mylène Farmer, and Art Angels by Grimes. Out November 13 are What Love Is All About by Johnny Reid, Purpose by Justin Bieber, and Know-It-All by Alessia Cara.
Additional releases will be dropped by Thus Owls, Blé, Pony Girl, Library Voices, Matt Monogian, Tocadéo, The Beverleys, and Céleste (November 6) as well as The Wainwright Sisters, Above Club, Equse, and Mille Îles (November 13).
4 Canadians Nominated For People’s Choice Awards
The People’s Choice Awards are taking place in the U.S. January 6 and four Canadian artists have been nominated. In fact, The Weeknd dominates with five nominations (Favourite Male Artist, Favourite Breakout Artist, Favourite R&B Artist, Favourite Album, and Favourite Song). Justin Bieber is nominated for Favourite Male Artist and Favourite Song while Drake is nominated for Favourite Hip-Hop Artist and Favourite Album. Shawn Mendes garnered a nomination as well, for Favourite Breakout Artist.
Bazini and Brody to Perform at Grey Cup
The 103rd Grey Cup goes down in Winnipeg this year. Platinum recording artist Bobby Bazini will be singing the national anthem while country king Dean Brody will perform at kickoff time.
Beat Market Introduces Femme Fatale
We leave you with the latest MV from Canadian EDM duo Beat Market. In instrumental track “Les belles années” off second album Sun Machine, we are introduced to a Katy Perry look alike who is not all that she seems, quite literally a femme fatale. Warning: don’t watch while eating!