The UK’s Ed Sheeran has dethroned The Weeknd from #1 on the Canadian Hot 100. “Starboy” drops to No. 3. His album, though, is king of the Albums Chart this week. DVBBS is back on the Hot 100 with “Not Going Home” #99 which features Dutch singer Gia Koka. Shawn Mendes’ “Mercy” reaches a new chart peak at #25. Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” reigns supreme on both the Hot 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts followed by his “Castle on the Hill” at #2. “Starboy” is the top Canadian entry on the Hot Digital Songs chart at #8.
On both Hot 100 Airplay and All-Format Airplay, “Don’t Wanna Know” by Maroon 5 is perched at the summit. Alessia Cara has the most spun Canadian song; “Scars to Your Beautiful” is No. 3 at Hot 100 Airplay and No. 4 at All-Format. New on the Emerging Canadian Artists Top 30 are Jazz Cartier (“Tempted”) #23 and James Barker Band (“Just Sayin'”) #28. The Weeknd’s “Starboy” is tops there unsurprisingly.
“Side to Side” by Ariana Grande continues its rule on CHR while “Let Me Love You” featuring Justin Bieber is #4 this week. “Waste a Moment” by Kings of Leon sits on top at rock radio with “Picturing Love” by July Talk still at #3. Country radio digs Blake Shelton’s “A Guy with a Girl” best and favours Canada’s Chad Brownlee with “Somethin’ We Shouldn’t Do” at No. 7. Bruno Mars rules AC with “24K Magic” with the top Canuck tune being Shawn Mendes’ “Treat You Better” at #6. Hot AC has Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know” at the zenith and Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful” at #4.
Nielsen shines the artist spotlight this week on Tavish Crowe. Attending Handsworth Secondary School in the District of North Vancouver, he was hired by Carly Rae Jepsen as a guitarist for her backing band after he graduated. He received a co-credit for her smash “Call Me Maybe” currently the 4th best-selling single of all-time globally. Tavish has released his own single as a soloist called “Fire”, and it has debuted on the Hot AC Airplay chart at No. 50.