Canadian Chart Highlights: January 4, 2017


Halifax EDM group Neon Dreams enters the Hot 100 with a little help from Kardinal Offishall

As Billboard’s website is now publishing the entire Billboard Canadian Hot 100 chart (previously it listed only the top 50), the CMB will no longer be listing the Canadian artist entries on the chart each week. However, we will provide weekly updates with some of the highlights on the various Canadian charts from Nielsen.

This week, The Weeknd’s “Starboy” continues at #1 on the Hot 100. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can now claim a hit single, as “You’re Welcome” enters at #98. Dwayne has dual citizenship, so we can absolutely claim him. Entering at #99 is “Marching Bands” from Halifax EDM group Neon Dreams featuring multiple JUNO award winner Kardinal Offishall. The Chainsmokers edge out “Starboy” (#2) to claim the digital song sales title with “Closer”.

The Weeknd’s Starboy album reigns supreme on the Canadian Albums chart. The top Franco album is the reissue of Harmonium’s 1976 classic L’Heptade at #22 this week. Over the course of its 40-year history, the LP has sold in excess of 400,000 copies.

Regarding airplay, “Starboy” is tops at CHR. At Hot AC, Bruno Mars is #1 with “24K Magic”. The top Canadian entry is “Starboy” at #4. Sia is #1 at AC radio for “Cheap Thrills”. The top Canadian artist track is “Treat You Better” from Shawn Mendes at #6 overall. Brett Eldredge’s “Wanna Be That Song” crowns country airplay. The top Canadian is Aaron Goodvin’s “Woman in Love” at #8. Aaron is from Spirit River, a small town in northern Alberta. He now resides in Nashville, US writing for Warner Chappell Music. Kings of Leon is king of rock with “Waste A Moment”. Canadian group July Talk is at #2 with “Picturing Love” this week.