This week, Drake’s Views remains at the top of the Albums Chart for the fourth straight week. Music Canada recently crowned it platinum for 80,000 units. With headlines reporting on the terminal cancer diagnosis of The Tragically Hip’s lead singer Gord Downie, the band’s music spiked in both streaming and sales. Album sales went from 340 last week to more than 5,000 this week, half of which are for greatest hits collection Yer Favourites. Digital track sales increased from 1,400 last week to over 15,000 this week. Streaming increased from 400,000 to 2 million and radio spins were up 28%.
Onto the Hot 100, the big news besides “One Dance” spending its 6th consecutive week on top is the appearance of three new Canadian artist tracks. Celine Dion has two, “Show Must Go On” #89 and “Encore Un Soir” #92. The latter is the first Franco song to appear on the chart since “Jamais trop tard” by Marie-Mai & Jonas April – May 2014 (Coeur de Pirate’s “Oublie Moi/Carry On” available in both official language versions was on the chart from April to September 2015). Sandwiched in-between the two Dion songs is “Dancing Kizomba” at #91. It is Alx Veliz’s first time to appear on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100, so a big congratulations to the Toronto pop specialist.
More Canadian Hot 100 charts here…
Nielsen SoundScan compiles weekly data on sales of digital singles from a comprehensive pool of Canadian retailers. Nielsen BDS compiles weekly data on spins of singles from 137 radio stations nationwide electronically monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These two charts are combined in the Canadian Hot 100 which is published by Billboard. Beginning 17 September 2014, Nielsen included streaming data from online services in determining the Hot 100.
Here we list all entries from the chart that are in whole or in part by Canadian artists.
The date of the chart corresponds to the release of Nielsen Music’s Canadian Update newsletter which is normally 10 days earlier than the date on the online Billboard chart.
We have used the artwork for the singles where we can. In the case where one doesn’t exist or is unavailable, we have used artwork for the album on which the song appears.
RK – Rank among Canadian artist entries
YE – Position on Billboard Canada’s 2014 year-end chart
PP – Peak position on Billboard Canada’s weekly Hot 100
GPC – Gold/platinum certification by Music Canada at time of chart’s publication
OR – Provincial origin of the artist
RY – Release year of the record
G – Gold certification (40,000 units sold)
P – Platinum certification (80,000 units sold)
xP – Multiplatinum certification
Red maple leaf – Canadian artist
Magenta maple leaf – Partly Canadian artist
Blue maple leaf – Featured Canadian artist