The big news regarding this week’s Billboard charts is that we have the fifth 2016 Canadian artist number one album. It belongs to none other than Céline Dion, her 26th studio album Encore un soir. The disc sold 60,000 copies domestically in its first week of release and has been officially certified at double platinum for shipments of over 160,000. It is Dion’s 14th number one album during the SoundScan era (1996 onwards). According to Paul Tuch at Nielsen Music, her album sales during the era have now surpassed 8 million, placing her in first spot ahead of any other artist whether foreign or domestic. Encore un soir has the second highest one-week sales total in 2016 behind Drake’s Views. The album has slayed internationally as well achieving quadruple platinum status in France. Way to go, Céline Dion!
Onto the Hot 100, there are no new Canadian artist entries this week. Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful” makes a hefty climb from 96-73, Coleman Hell’s “Fireproof” reaches a new peak at 33 and Tory Lanez’s “Luv” at 30.
Calling all Canadian teens…
One of your own is turning some heads with her song “Anymore”. Her name is Grace Lachance, and she is from Stittsville, Ontario. Grace won the 2015 She’s The One contest at Ottawa Bluesfest, and wrote the song which has been released through Universal Music. She receives a nice feature in this week’s Nielsen newsletter. Check out the promo video below.
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
RE – Re-entry
NEW – New entry
CAT – Catalogue singles: old songs that re-chart
TW – This week’s chart position
LW – Last week’s chart position
PP – Peak position achieved
GPC – Gold/platinum certification by Music Canada at time of chart’s publication
OR – Provincial origin of the artist
WC – Weeks on the chart
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