Canadian Chart Highlights: January 31, 2017

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The Hot 100

For the third straight week, Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” is perched at the summit of the Hot 100. The Weeknd’s “Starboy” is the top Canadian artist entry at #3. Among the new entries on the chart is “Good Things” by Canadian recording artist Jonathan Roy at #89. It is his second song to make it, the first being “Daniella Denmark” last year. The hot shot debut is “Touch” by Britain’s Little Mix which enters at #57.

Hot Digital Songs

Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” continues to dominate digital purchases. “I Feel It Coming” by The Weeknd is tops for Canadians at #7.

Hot 100 Airplay

Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know” is still the radio favourite. “Let Me Love You” featuring Justin Bieber is #2.

Top Albums

The Weeknd’s Starboy album lights the sky of the albums chart. John Mayer’s EP The Search for Everything: Wave One debuts at #2. He’s American. Canada’s Jonathan Roy enters at #3 with Mr. Optimist Blues. It is the second 2017 Canadian artist album to debut in the Top 10, after USS’.

Emerging Canadian Artists

The Weeknd’s “Starboy” spends its 18th week at the top spot. The aforementioned “Good Things” by Jonathan Roy materializes at #15. Nielsen features Stanton Project in this week’s artist spotlight. It is the brainchild of Calgarian producer and composer Adam Stanton. His song “Pitbull” which, no, doesn’t feature Pitbull but even better uses the vocal talents of Nova Scotian R&B singer Laura Roy. The single debuts at #44 on the Hot AC Airplay chart and is bubbling under Emerging Artists.

All-Format Airplay

Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know” is king across all radio formats with “Scars to Your Beautiful” by Ontarian Alessia Cara at #2. New in the Top 50 is “Rockabye” by Britain’s Clean Bandit at #36 and “Fast” by U.S. country musician Luke Bryan at #46.

Contemporary Hit Radio

Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know” topples Ariana Grande’s “Side to Side” for the crown, the latter slipping to #2. “Let Me Love You” featuring the Biebs holds at #3.

Rock Airplay

Still at #1 is “Waste a Moment” by Kings of Leon with “Picturing Love” by Toronto’s July Talk at #3. New song “I Give You Power” by Montreal’s Arcade Fire debuts at #40.

Country Airplay

Blake Shelton gets bumped off the hump by Thomas Rhett and “Star of the Show”. Dean Brody snatches the top Canadian entry for “Time” at #8.

Adult Contemporary Airplay

Bruno Mars holds on at the zenith for “24K Magic”. “Let Me Love You” featuring Justin Bieber is up to #6 from #9 last week. Jonathan Roy’s “Good Things” enters at #37.

Hot AC Airplay

Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know” clings to the lead as does Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful” as the runner up.

Canadian Franco

According to Nielsen, the top Franco song at radio is “Kamikaze” by Patrice Michaud whose new album Almanach has just been released and debuted on the iTunes chart at #3. In terms of sales, the #1 single is “Marine marchande” by Les Cowboys Fringants. The most popular Franco album continues to be Nous Autres by 2Frères. Bear in mind that the data is from the province of Quebec only, not Canada wide.

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