It’s been a few weeks since we’ve looked at the charts; that’s because there hasn’t been much excitement as far as CanCon goes.
This week, Arcade Fire’s Everything Now debuts at #1 on the Albums chart. It is only the second 2017 Canadian album to top the chart, the first being Drake’s More Life. Everything Now is the Montreal group’s fourth straight chart topper. The album accumulated 52,000 total consumption units and has the year’s second highest one-week sales total, behind Ed Sheeran’s Divide.
On the Hot 100, “Despacito” featuring Justin Bieber spends its 13th week on top. The MV has become the most viewed on YouTube and the first to break 3 billion. The track remains at #1 on Hot Digital Songs; however, when it comes to Hot 100 Airplay Shawn Mendes one-ups the amigos with “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back”.
Shawn Hook remains at the pinnacle of the Emerging Artists chart; “Reminding Me” is up to #32 on the Hot 100. New on Emerging Artists (#20) is urban artist Jessie Reyez with “Figures”, and Nielsen places the Torontonian in the Artist Spotlight this week. The track premiered on Beats 1 Radio. Jessie’s EP Kiddo, released in April, will be getting a major label release.
Mendes is king of All-Format Airplay and Hot AC. “Despacito” does the honours at CHR. AC radio prefers “Something Just Like This” by the C and C music factory that is The Chainsmokers and Coldplay. Chris Lane champions Country with “For Her” and Queens of the Stone Age at Rock for “The Way You Used to Do”.
New at All-Format Airplay is Drake‘s “Signs”, #40. The aforementioned Jessie Reyes hits up CHR with “Figures” at #26. USS is charming Rock with “California Medication”. Lindsay Ell‘s “Waitin on You” trots into Country at #40. AC radio is digging “Carnival Hearts” by Kayla Diamond, #35. Nothing new heats up Hot AC this week.