Canadian Hot 100, 5 July 2016

shawn mendes - illuminateWhile there are no new Canadian artist entries on this week’s Billboard Canadian Hot 100, a number of singles make significant gains up the chart: Tory Lanez’s “Luv” 93-67, “For Free” featuring Drake 68-54, Son Real’s “Can I Get a Witness” 54-52, and “Never Be Like You” featuring Kai 48-45. Hedley’s “Lose Control” becomes the first Top 40 hit of 2016 from a British Columbian artist. Shawn Mendes’ lastest single “Treat You Better” moves from 20-15, and today he announces that his second studio album, Illuminate, will be out on September 23. See cover art on the left. Perhaps most exciting of all is that Music Canada has announced Ruth B’s “Lost Boy” has gone platinum.

McKenzie Small Gains Momentum

Nielsen Music provides a feature on new Toronto singer and classically trained pianist McKenzie Small whose single “Caught Feelings” is bubbling under CHR Airplay. She attracted attention by posting covers on YouTube one of which has amassed 1.5 million views. The official MV for “Caught Feelings” has broken 300,000, and we embed it below after which you can view this week’s Canadian Hot 100.

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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