Billboard Top Artists of 2015 in Canada by Radio Format

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Below are lists of the Top 10 artists by radio format in Canada for the year 2015. Nielsen defines them as “the acts with the most aggregate plays on each respective chart during the 2015 chart year.” Canadian artists are bolded in red. The Weeknd was the favourite Canadian on both CHR (Contemporary Hit Radio) and Hot Adult Contemporary making him king of CanCon across all formats. Adult Contemporary radio preferred MAGIC!, Country radio Dallas Smith, and Rock radio Arkells. Taylor Swift was #1 on All Format, CHR, Hot AC, and AC, Florida Georgia Line on Country radio and Foo Fighters on Rock radio.

1 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift
2 Ed Sheeran The Weeknd
3 The Weeknd Ed Sheeran
4 Maroon 5 Shawn Mendes
5 Shawn Mendes Maroon 5
6 Walk the Moon OMI
7 Jason Derulo Ellie Goulding
8 MAGIC! Nick Jonas
9 OMI Jason Derulo
10 Ellie Goulding Tove Lo


1 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift
2 Ed Sheeran Maroon 5
3 Maroon 5 Ed Sheeran
4 The Weeknd MAGIC!
5 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes
6 MAGIC! Meghan Trainor
7 Walk the Moon Walk the Moon
8 Jason Derulo Ellie Goulding
9 Ellie Goulding Jason Derulo
10 Meghan Trainor Sam Smith


1 Florida Georgia Line Foo Fighters
2 Dallas Smith Mumford & Sons
3 Blake Shelton Arkells
4 Luke Bryan Royal Blood
5 Jason Aldean The Glorious Sons
6 Keith Urban Florence + The Machine
7 Sam Hunt X Ambassadors
8 Kenny Chesney AC/DC
9 Carrie Underwood Vance Joy
10 Dean Brody Modest Mouse