Canadian Chart Highlights: February 21, 2017


The Hot 100

Spending its 6th week on top of the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 is Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” which may have to grapple in the coming weeks with Katy Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm” debuting on the chart at #3. The Weeknd’s “Starboy” remains king of CanCon, at #7 this week. He is challenging himself with “I Feel It Coming” which reaches a new peak position of #11. A new peak is also achieved by DVBBS for “Not Going Home”, #58. New on the chart is “Some Way” by NAV which features The Weeknd, #84. Drake’s “One Dance” has dropped off the chart having spent 45 weeks on the Hot 100.

Used to compile the Hot 100 is Hot Digital Songs and Hot 100 Airplay. On both charts, Ed Sheeran’s at #1 with “Shape of You”. The Weeknd’s “I Feel It Coming” is highest for Canadian artists, at #6 on Digital and #2 on Airplay.


The Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack debuts at #1 on Billboard Canadian Albums. Mother Mother’s No Culture enters the chart at #7. It is the outfit’s third Top 10 album. Of note, in terms of pure album sales, (minus the track and streaming equivalent units), the album debuts at #2.

Emerging Canadian Artists

The Weeknd, still considered an emerging artist, at this stage, spends his 21st week at #1 with “Starboy”. New on the chart is “Four Leaf Clover” by Christian Hudson at #27. Nielsen’s artist spotlight shines on Tenille Arts (see photo above) this week. Her new single “What He’s Into” debuts at #50 on the Country Airplay chart. She’s from Weyburn, SK.

Canadian Airplay Charts

Ed Sheeran is the one to beat on three of the airplay charts with the aforementioned “Shape of You” at #1 on All-Format, CHR, and Hot AC. Green Day’s “Still Breathing” takes the cake at Rock, Jon Pardi’s “Dirt on My Boots” at Country, and Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know” at AC. The top Canadian artist entries are as follows. “I Feel It Coming” by The Weeknd All-Format #3 and CHR #2. At Rock is July Talk’s “Picturing Love” at #4. Country prefers Dean Brody’s “Time” at #3. AC favours “Let Me Love You” featuring Justin Bieber at #4. Hot AC likes Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful, #2.

Canadian Franco

According to Nielsen, the top Franco song at radio continues to be “Kamikaze” by Patrice Michaud. In terms of sales, the #1 single is “Tu ne sauras jamais” by Les BB. The best-selling Franco album continues to be Almanach by Patrice Michaud. Bear in mind that the data is from the province of Quebec only, not Canada wide.

Canadian Artist Songs Big Internationally

On the official UK chart, which gets published every Friday at 11 a.m. Pacific Time, the top entry by a Canadian artist currently is “I Feel It Coming” by The Weeknd, at #19. It peaked on the chart at #9. A similar picture is on the Australian chart with the track at #11 this week having achieved a peak at #7 down under. In the United States, it is all Alessia Cara with “Scars to Your Beautiful” at #8 this week, a new peak position for the song.