2015: The Year in Music

Justin Bieber’s Purpose was the only album released in 2015 that was certified multiplatinum by the end of the year. Drake’s If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late, which struck platinum by the end of the year, was #5 overall on the Billboard Canadian year-end albums chart, the highest position achieved by an album released in 2015. The self-titled album by new country singer Yoan (#7), Beauty Behind the Madness by R&B Torontonian The Weeknd (#9), and A Paradis City by rocker Jean Leloup (#13) also hit platinum by year end. In total, there were 10 albums from Canadians that reached #1 on the weekly charts through 2015.

The Weeknd was the top Canadian on Billboard Canada’s Artists of the Year Chart at #3. He placed three songs on the year-end Canadian Hot 100 plus a fourth in a collaboration with an American singer. Justin Bieber (#8), Shawn Mendes (#10), and Drake (#17) also made the Top 25.

The top Canadian entry on the year-end Billboard Canadian Hot 100 was The Weeknd’s “Cant Feel My Face” at 8th of the year. A total of 21 entries involving Canadian artists made the chart. Through the year, four Canadian singles reached #1 on the weekly charts: the aforementioned song by The Weeknd as well as his “The Hills”, and Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean” and “Sorry”. The top Franco song of the year in terms of weekly peak positions was “Oublie-Moi” by Coeur de Pirate, though she released an Anglo version of the track as “Carry On”.

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

2015 Overview

2015 Year in Review (Main Post)
Profiles on Artists Whose Popularity Intensified in 2015

2015 Charts and Analysis

The Most Successful Canadian Albums Released in 2015
The Most Successful Canadian Singles of 2015
Music Canada’s Gold/Platinum 2015 Report
Artist Gender Splits By Radio Format in 2015
Canadian Album Releases By Genre in 2015
Top Entries on All Billboard Year-End Charts
2015 Canadian Content by Radio Format
CKOI Year-End Top 50
Albums by Provincial Origin of Artist
Albums Released Per Month
Top 10 Female Soloists of 2015
2015 Canadian International Hits

2015 Billboard Canada Year-End Charts

Hot 100 Singles of the Year 2015
Top Canadian Songs of 2015
Top 50 Albums of the Year 2015
Top 25 Hot 100 Artists of 2015
Hot Digital Songs of 2015
Hot 100 Airplay of 2015
Emerging Canadian Artists of 2015
All-Format Airplay
CHR/Top 40 Airplay
Rock Airplay
Country Airplay
AC Airplay
Hot AC Airplay
Top Artists by Radio Format

Canadian Music Blog 2015 Faves

Canadian Music Blog’s Top 10 EP Faves of 2015
Canadian Music Blog’s Top 10 Music Video Faves of 2015
Canadian Music Blog’s Top 30 Song Faves of 2015
Canadian Music Blog’s Top 25 Album Faves of 2015
CMB Readers’ Voted Faves of 2015

Awards for 2015 Music

Felix Awards: Part 1 Part 2

Juno Awards: Part 1 Part 2 Gala Summary