Canadian Chart Highlights and Other News

France has decided on rule by Mr. Macaroni over Madame Le Stylo, South Korea is under the Moon, and Fox Mulder and Dana Scully have applied for a position no longer held by James Comey. But who cares? We’re in the business of music.

The upcoming Billboard Music Awards recently confirmed that Céline Dion will perform her 1998 mega hit “My Heart Will Go On” from blockbuster film Titanic, a movie that broke all box office records and was directed by Canada’s own James Cameron. In a piece of trivia, one of the stars of the movie was Billy Zane who was in Avril Lavigne’s “Rock N Roll” MV. This marks the 20th anniversary since release of the film. The other booked Canadian performer is Drake who is enjoying more life these days.

Shawn Hook made an appearance on The Today Show with Vanessa Hudgens to perform new song “Reminding Me”. The song has debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #92 with help from being #34 at CHR and #36 at Hot AC radio. It was such an incredible performance, we embed it below.

Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” has packed up from its 16-week stint at number one on the Hot 100. Dethroning it is “I’m the One” by DJ Khaled with a queue of featured artists including Justin Bieber. Elsewhere on the chart, besides Hook, “Chills” by James Barker Band materializes at #94.

Feist‘s Pleasure hits up the Albums chart at #7 and is the only Canadian artist debut in the Top 10.

“Cold Right Now” by Edmonton’s Letters from Pluto finds itself at #35 at AC radio and the act receives this week’s Nielsen Artist Spotlight feature.

Exciting things abound at country radio, as three of the top four songs are from Canadian artists. Trailing Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” are High Valley‘s “I Be U Be” at #2, Jess Moskaluke‘s “Drive Me Away” #3, and James Barker Band’s “Chills” #4. Moskaluke’s achievement is that this is the first time in nine years that a Canadian female has cracked the Top 3 on the country charts.

We leave you with Shawn Hook featuring Vanessa Hudgens’ live performance.