BILLBOARD CANADIAN HOT 100
The Weeknd’s “Starboy” spends its 7th week at #1, Virginia to Vegas’ “Lights Out” achieves a new peak position at #40. Shawn Mendes’ “Mercy” also reaches a new peak position at #27. The lone new entry from a Canadian artist is “Let You Go Away” from Vancouver’s Shaun Frank. Shaun was one of the 14 Canadian artists who debuted on the chart in 2016. He did this with Canadian singer Delaney Jane in song “La La Land”. The new song features the vocals of Ashe who is from San Diego, USA. It enters the Hot 100 at #96. The music video has surpassed 4 million views.
HOT DIGITAL SONGS
“Closer” by The Chainsmokers is tops here followed by The Weeknd’s “Starboy”.
HOT 100 AIRPLAY
Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know” takes honours here. The top Canadian entry is The Weeknd’s “Starboy” at #4.
As no albums from popular artists have been released the past couple weeks, there is nothing new. The Weeknd’s Starboy album is at #1 followed by Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic, and Drake’s Views.
EMERGING CANADIAN ARTISTS
The Weeknd, still considered an emerging artist, is at the summit of the chart with “Starboy”. Nielsen Music shone the spotlight on emerging artist Christian Hudson with a newsletter feature whose debut single “Four Leaf Clover” has hit AC radio. He’s a talented new artist from Airdrie, AB which is just north of Calgary. Hudson is currently working on his debut EP.
The most spun track of the week at Canadian radio across all formats was “Closer” by the Chainsmokers. Top Canadian artist entry is The Weeknd’s “Starboy” at #3.
CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO
Ariana Grande is queen of the CHR airwaves with “Side to Side”. “Starboy” is at #2.
Kings of Leon crowns rock with “Waste a Moment”. July Talk’s “Picturing Love” is 3rd.
Brett Eldredge can hang his hat here with “Wanna Be That Song”. The top Canuck is Chad Brownlee for “Somethin’ We Shouldn’t Do” at #7.
ADULT CONTEMPORARY AIRPLAY
Bruno Mars charms AC radio with “24K Magic”. Shawn Mendes’ “Treat You Better” settles for 5th.
HOT AC AIRPLAY
Bruno Mars is hot here too with his “24K Magic”. Alessia Cara is the top Canadian thanks to “Scars to Your Beautiful” at #4.