Canadian Hot 100, 6 December 2016

The Weeknd has pulled a Biebs. All 18 tracks off the Ontarian’s newly released album Starboy appear on the Hot 100. The album itself is #1, the 8th Canadian artist album released in 2016 to reach the top. With 43,000 units sold in its first week out, it is assured of gold certification. “Starboy” spends its second week at #1, “Party Monster” bounds into the Top 10 at #8, “I Feel It Coming” is at #12, and “Sidewalks” debuts at #14. Six albums in the Top 10 this week are from Canadian artists. Besides the aforementioned Starboy (#1) are Michael Buble’s Christmas (#5) and To Be Loved (#6).  Daniel Belanger’s Paloma debuts at #8.  Leonard Cohen’s You Want It Darker is #9 and Bobby Bazini’s Summer Is Gone #10.


More Canadian Hot 100 charts here…

Historical 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
CE – Gold/platinum certification by Music Canada at time of chart’s publication
OR – Provincial origin of the artist
WC – Weeks on the chart
Red maple leaf – Canadian artist
Magenta maple leaf – Partly Canadian artist
Indigo maple leaf – Featured Canadian artist