Headlines and Footdots for 28 May 2016

Céline Dion Releases New Original Song


Following her stellar performance and Icon trophy presentation at the Billboard Music Awards, Canadian singer Céline Dion has launched a new single, an original composition by France’s Jean-Jacques Goldman. For those unfamiliar with him, he can be thought of as perhaps the Corey Hart of France, i.e. a very big name. The new song is called “Encore Un Soir” and debuted in the iTunes Top 10. A Franco album from Céline is anticipated a little later.  iTunes

Dragonette Has a Lonely Heart


Multiplatinum JUNO-winning electropop group Dragonette is back with new music, a single entitled “Lonely Heart” which you can check out over at iTunes.

Drake’s Number One One Dance at Seven


Say what? Drake’s “One Dance” has spent seven consecutive weeks at #1 on the British Singles Chart, the longest reign for a track in nearly 9 years! The last song to accomplish this was Leona Lewis’ “Bleeding Love” back in November – December 2007. The fact that “One Dance” is a variation of “Do You Mind” by Crazy Cousinz featuring British singer Kyla may have helped it work its way into the Big Ben psyche.

PNE Boasts Impressive Lineup


The Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver boasts a stellar lineup of acts booked for the 2016 season. Flume on August 7 is already sold out. From August 20 – September 5, one can see Hedley, Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies, The Sheepdogs, Steve Miller Band, Simple Plan, Olivia Newton-John, Foreigner, Culture Club, Monster Truck, A Tribe Called Red, Dru Hill w/ Sisqo, Nokio Jazz & Tao, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Tim Hicks, The Monkeys, and Chris Isaak. For details visit the PNE website here.

Saddling Up for the Calgary Stampede

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The 2016 Calgary Stampede has announced an impressive lineup of performers. At the Saddledome one can see the Zac Brown Band July 14 and Lady Antebellum July 15. From July 7 to 16 at Nashville North are Tim Hicks, The Dungarees, High Valley, Wes Mac, Aaron Pritchett, Tebey, John Conlee, Deric Ruttan, Cold Creek Country, Kentucky Headhunters, Washboard Union, Jojo Mason, and Madeline Merlo. Handling the Coca-Cola Stage from July 7-17 are Christian Hudson, JJ Shiplett, The Dudes, Walk Off the Earth, Coleman Hell, Classified, X Ambassadors, The Sheepdogs, Jocelyn Alice, Shawn Hook, Mother Mother, Dear Rouge, The Glorious Sons, Gord Bamford, and Simple Plan! For more info, visit the official Stampede website here.

Shawn Mendes Wants to Treat You Better

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Insatiability is the calling card of the fan. In an instant download slash streaming culture, the day after the release of an album comes an influx of queries about when the next will come out. This may certainly be the case for Shawn Mendes. No worries though because Shawn will be releasing a new single in under a week, June 3, “Treat You Better”. Shawn promises an upcoming second album.

Kira Isabella’s I’m So Over MV

We leave you with the new music video for Kira Isabella’s “I’m So Over Getting Over You” which is rolling its way up the country charts. Let’s see if it can remove Thomas Rhett’s number one T-shirt.