It takes talent of the Billy kind to top the albums chart especially when you’re afraid of heights. Yes, Billy Talent’s Afraid of Heights becomes the fourth Canadian artist album in 2016 to top the albums chart. It is the Mississaugan punk band’s fourth straight chart topping studio LP. Nielsen Music notes that Billy Talent has sold over a million albums making it the 25th best-selling Canadian act in the SoundScan era. There are no new Canadian artist entries on the Hot 100. “No Shopping” featuring Drake catapults from 77 to 25. “Never Be Like You” featuring Kai achieves a new peak position at 35.
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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