Canadian Hot 100, 28 December 2015

Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” spends its second week at #1. The only entry to improve its peak position is “I Know What You Did Last Summer” by Shawn Mendes which is now a Top 40 hit (#37). The lone new entry is “Let It Go” by Dutch DJ Laidback Luke featuring North Vancouver’s Trevor Guthrie (#92).

Calendar Year-End Statistics

This being the final chart of the year, we can quote some statistics. During the 2015 calendar year, 109 songs involving Canadian artists debuted on the Hot 100. Of these, 31 reached the Top 40, and nine the Top 10. There were four #1s: “What Do You Mean” and “Sorry” by Justin Bieber and “Can’t Feel My Face” and “The Hills” by The Weeknd. Four of the 109 spent more than 30 weeks on the chart: “Where Are U Now” featuring Justin Bieber (41 weeks to date), Shawn Hook’s “Sound of Your Heart” (34 weeks), Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” (33 weeks to date), and The Weeknd’s “The Hills” (31 weeks to date). Note that a bunch of songs debuted in 2014 and continued a chart run in 2015 and also that a number of the songs that debuted in 2015 will continue their chart run into 2016. Regarding songs involving Canadians that debuted during 2014 (as a comparison), there were 95, 22 making the Top 40, five the Top 10, and no #1s. A conclusion would be then that Canadian songs did better within Canada in 2015 than in 2014.

Canadian Hot 100 - 28 Dec 2015 copy

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HOT 100 KEY

RK – CanCon rank
TW – This week’s chart position
LW – Last week’s chart position
RE – Re-entry
WC – Weeks on the chart
PP – Peak chart position
OR – Provincial origin of the artist
CE – Gold/platinum certification by Music Canada
G – Gold certification (40,000 units sold)
P – Platinum certification (80,000 units sold)
xP – Multiplatinum certification
Red maple leaf – Canadian artist
Magenta maple leaf – Partly Canadian artist
Blue maple leaf – Featured Canadian artist

Canadian Hot 100, 21 December 2015

As we previously mentioned, Justin Bieber scores his 3rd No. 1 hit with “Sorry”. It is the fourth song by a Canadian to top the charts in 2015. The track from his album Purpose dethrones Adele’s “Hello” after the latter spent seven consecutive weeks at #1. “Sorry” is the 10th single from a Canadian artist to reach the summit of the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 since the chart’s launch in mid-2007. The Weeknd’s latest “In the Night” moves from #28 to #12 and Tory Lanez’s “Say It” from #100 to #89.

Canadian Hot 100 - 21 Dec 2015 copy

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HOT 100 KEY

RK – CanCon rank
TW – This week’s chart position
LW – Last week’s chart position
RE – Re-entry
WC – Weeks on the chart
PP – Peak chart position
OR – Provincial origin of the artist
CE – Gold/platinum certification by Music Canada
G – Gold certification (40,000 units sold)
P – Platinum certification (80,000 units sold)
xP – Multiplatinum certification
Red maple leaf – Canadian artist
Magenta maple leaf – Partly Canadian artist
Blue maple leaf – Featured Canadian artist

Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” Hits #1 in Canada

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“Sorry” by Justin Bieber has dethroned Adele’s “Hello” to become the top song on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 this week. It is the Stratford, Ontario native’s third chart-topping hit after “Boyfriend” and “What Do You Mean”. It is also the fourth number one hit in 2015 by a Canadian artist following “Can’t Feel My Face” and “The Hills” by The Weeknd and the aforementioned “What Do You Mean”. Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself”, also from his Purpose album, is currently #1 in the United Kingdom. He recently broke a UK chart record by having hits at both #1 and #2 for four consecutive weeks. The previous record holder was The Beatles, who logged three consecutive weeks at numbers 1 and 2 in 1967-68 with “Hello Goodbye” and “Magical Mystery Tour”. “Love Yourself” is also at the summit on the Australian charts. In Canada, Adele’s “Hello” had been at the top for seven consecutive weeks before “Sorry” knocked it off this week. It is the 10th chart topper on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 by a Canadian artist since the launch of the chart in mid-2007.

Canadian Hot 100, 15 December 2015

The big move on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 is that The Weeknd’s “In the Night” has catapulted itself from #62 to #28. Toronto urban artist Tory Lanez debuts with “Say It” at #100. The song broke into the U.S. market first, currently a Top 30 hit there. As we previously mentioned, the first officially certified multiplatinum 2015 album is Justin Bieber’s Purpose, at double platinum so far. While all 18 tracks of the deluxe edition made the Hot 100 on the November 23 chart three weeks ago, 13 tracks still hang on as the album continues to sell well.

Canadian Hot 100 - 14 Dec 2015 copy

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HOT 100 KEY

RK – CanCon rank
TW – This week’s chart position
LW – Last week’s chart position
RE – Re-entry
WC – Weeks on the chart
PP – Peak chart position
OR – Provincial origin of the artist
CE – Gold/platinum certification by Music Canada
G – Gold certification (40,000 units sold)
P – Platinum certification (80,000 units sold)
xP – Multiplatinum certification
Red maple leaf – Canadian artist
Magenta maple leaf – Partly Canadian artist
Blue maple leaf – Featured Canadian artist

Canadian Hot 100, 7 December 2015

Canadian Hot 100 - 7 Dec 2015 copy

The current Billboard Canadian Hot 100 is HERE

HOT 100 KEY

RK – CanCon rank
TW – This week’s chart position
LW – Last week’s chart position
RE – Re-entry
WC – Weeks on the chart
PP – Peak chart position
OR – Provincial origin of the artist
CE – Gold/platinum certification by Music Canada
G – Gold certification (40,000 units sold)
P – Platinum certification (80,000 units sold)
xP – Multiplatinum certification
Red maple leaf – Canadian artist
Magenta maple leaf – Partly Canadian artist
Blue maple leaf – Featured Canadian artist

Canadian Hot 100, 30 November 2015

A Jann Arden Christmas vaults from #20 last week to #5 this week. The top 10 Canadian Albums chart has six entries from domestic artists. It is the same story on the Hot 100; six Canadian entries are in the Top 10. While all 18 tracks from Justin Bieber‘s Purpose were in the chart last week, 14 hold on this week with only 4 dropping out. The only song to gain a new peak position is the collaboration of Shawn Mendes and Fifth Harmony’s C. Cabello which moves from #85 to #44.

The big news on the Canadian charts this week is of course British female soloist Adele. As she has elsewhere, she has broken the record in Canada for the biggest sales week ever for an album (during the SoundScan era). Her album 25 sold 306,000 copies last week in the Great White North. The previous record was held by Céline Dion whose Let’s Talk About Love sold 230,000 units for a week in November 1997. Adele’s figure puts 25 well over the triple platinum level and makes it the best-selling album released in 2015 to date.

Canadian Hot 100 - 30 Nov 2015 copy

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HOT 100 KEY

RK – CanCon rank
TW – This week’s chart position
LW – Last week’s chart position
RE – Re-entry
WC – Weeks on the chart
PP – Peak chart position
OR – Provincial origin of the artist
CE – Gold/platinum certification by Music Canada
G – Gold certification (40,000 units sold)
P – Platinum certification (80,000 units sold)
xP – Multiplatinum certification
Red maple leaf – Canadian artist
Magenta maple leaf – Partly Canadian artist
Blue maple leaf – Featured Canadian artist

Canadian Hot 100, 23 November 2015

Justin Bieber’s Purpose #1; All 18 Tracks in Hot 100

Justin Bieber‘s Purpose debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart. It is his 7th chart-topping album. In just one week, Purpose sold 77,000 copies (3,000 shy of platinum) in Canada nearly doubling the previous highest one-week total in 2015 to date, from Mumford & Sons. It surpasses Bieber’s previous one-week sales total, 2012’s Believe at 57,000. What is even more impressive is that all 18 tracks of the deluxe version of the album are in this week’s Canadian Hot 100! It is the 10th number one album from a Canadian artist in 2015. Johnny Reid‘s What Love Is All About debuts at No. 3 on the albums chart with 15,000 units sold. Kevin Bazinet‘s Talk To Me debuts at No. 5 with 8,000 units sold.

More Than One-Third of Hot 100 BY Canadian ARTISTS

Justin Bieber’s populating the Hot 100 with all album tracks helped more than one-third of this week’s Hot 100 (34 entries) to be songs involving Canadian artists. Six of the Top 10 songs are by Canadians and 16 of the Top 40. The collaboration between Shawn Mendes and Fifth Harmony’s Camila Cabello, “I Know What You Did Last Summer”, debuts at No. 85. Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” catapulted itself 82 positions up to No. 3.

Justin Bieber Has Now Placed 65 Songs In Hot 100

Some impressive stats on the Biebs are that, with 14 new entries into the Canadian Hot 100, he now has landed a total of 65 songs (including five tracks as a featured artist) on the chart since his debut in July 2009. Of these, 40 have made the Top 40, and 15 the Top 10. Besides Canada, Justin Bieber’s Purpose album debuted at No. 1 in the United States and Australia; in the UK he settled for No. 2 behind One Direction.

Statistics on Justin Bieber’s Purpose in the USA

For those of you who are interested, Purpose sold 522,000 pure copies (649,000 equivalent album units) in the United States while One Direction’s Made in the A.M. sold 402,000 pure sales (459,000 equivalent units). Purpose is Bieber’s 6th number one album in The States and earns the largest weekly unit total for an album in 2015 surpassing his fellow Canadian Drake whose If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late launched with 535,000 equivalent units. It is also the largest sales week ever for the Biebs. Believe sold 374,000 pure copies in the U.S. back in 2012. The Bieber/One Directon combo is the first time since September 2007 that two debuting albums in the United States sold more than 400k each in the same frame.

Canadian Hot 100 - 23 Nov 2015 copy

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HOT 100 KEY

RK – CanCon rank
TW – This week’s chart position
LW – Last week’s chart position
RE – Re-entry
WC – Weeks on the chart
PP – Peak chart position
OR – Provincial origin of the artist
CE – Gold/platinum certification by Music Canada
G – Gold certification (40,000 units sold)
P – Platinum certification (80,000 units sold)
xP – Multiplatinum certification
Red maple leaf – Canadian artist
Magenta maple leaf – Partly Canadian artist
Blue maple leaf – Featured Canadian artist

Canadian Hot 100, 16 November 2015

Hedley‘s album Hello debuts on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart at #1. It is the first number one album from a British Columbian artist through 2015 and the year’s 9th number one Canadian album. It is also the first time the band has scored a chart topping LP. Storms from 2011 peaked at #2 and Wild Life from 2013 at #4. Hello sold 14,500 copies last week meaning that Hedley has now sold over 900,000 albums combined to date. The title cut from the LP leaps from #35 to #20 on the Hot 100. Another big gainer is Justin Bieber‘s “I’ll Show You” which moves from #28 to #15. A track from his newly released album Purpose debuts on the Hot 100: “Love Yourself” (#85). The other new entry this week is Gord Bamford‘s “Don’t Let Her Be Gone” (#97). As you can see in the chart below, five of the Top 10 songs are by Canadian artists.

Canadian Hot 100 - 16 Nov 2015

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HOT 100 KEY

RK – CanCon rank
TW – This week’s chart position
LW – Last week’s chart position
RE – Re-entry
WC – Weeks on the chart
PP – Peak chart position
OR – Provincial origin of the artist
CE – Gold/platinum certification by Music Canada
G – Gold certification (40,000 units sold)
P – Platinum certification (80,000 units sold)
xP – Multiplatinum certification
Red maple leaf – Canadian artist
Magenta maple leaf – Partly Canadian artist
Blue maple leaf – Featured Canadian artist

Canadian Hot 100, 9 November 2015

No new Canadian albums have debuted in the Top 10 this week; however, two improve their chart performance. Paul Daraiche’s Laisse-moi te dire which landed on the charts at #9 is #5 this week. Bryan Adams’ Get Up improves its previous chart position of #10 to #8 this week. The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness rebounds back to #1 on the albums chart which now incorporates streaming and track equivalent data. In terms of pure album sales, the various artists compilation album Forever Gentlemen is #1. On the Hot 100, Justin Bieber’s “I’ll Show You” is the lone new Canadian entry this week, debuting at #28. It is his 35th Top 40 hit! Two entries have bettered their chart peaks. Coleman Hell’s “2 Heads” is now #15 and Hedley’s “Hello” #35. Glenn Morrison’s “Goodbye” having recently been certified double platinum has just been declared BDS certified at 100,000 spins at radio. Speaking of radio, Jess Moskaluke officially scores her first Top 10 hit (#9) on Country Airplay for “Kiss Me Quiet”!

Canadian Hot 100 - 9 Nov 2015 copy

The current Billboard Canadian Hot 100 is HERE

HOT 100 KEY

RK – CanCon rank
TW – This week’s chart position
LW – Last week’s chart position
RE – Re-entry
WC – Weeks on the chart
PP – Peak chart position
OR – Provincial origin of the artist
CE – Gold/platinum certification by Music Canada
G – Gold certification (40,000 units sold)
P – Platinum certification (80,000 units sold)
xP – Multiplatinum certification
Red maple leaf – Canadian artist
Magenta maple leaf – Partly Canadian artist
Blue maple leaf – Featured Canadian artist

Canadian Hot 100, 2 November 2015

New on the Canadian Albums chart are Marianas Trench’s Astoria at #2, Half Moon Run’s Sun Leads Me On at #4, Les Cowboys Fringants’ Octobre #5, and Paul Daraiche’s Laisse-moi te dire #9. 

On the Hot 100, Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” catapults from #65 to #2 (behind Adele’s “Hello” at #1). Drake’s “Hotline Bling” is up to #3, Coleman’ Hell’s “2 Heads” (newly certified platinum) #20, and Hedley’s “Hello” #38. Simple Plan’s latest “I Don’t Wanna Go To Bed” which features U.S. singer Nelly debuts on the chart at #68.

Canadian Hot 100 - 2 Nov 2015 copy

The current Billboard Canadian Hot 100 is HERE

HOT 100 KEY

RK – CanCon rank
TW – This week’s chart position
LW – Last week’s chart position
RE – Re-entry
WC – Weeks on the chart
PP – Peak chart position
OR – Provincial origin of the artist
CE – Gold/platinum certification by Music Canada
G – Gold certification (40,000 units sold)
P – Platinum certification (80,000 units sold)
xP – Multiplatinum certification
Red maple leaf – Canadian artist
Magenta maple leaf – Partly Canadian artist
Blue maple leaf – Featured Canadian artist

Canadian Hot 100, 27 October 2015

Beginning this week, the Canadian Albums chart, as published through Billboard, adds track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA) data to actual sales of albums to determine the ranking. Ten digital downloads of a track equals the purchase of 1 album and 1,500 streams of any album tracks equals 1 album purchase. Billboard will also be publishing a pure album sales chart, but it appears that this is only available with a subscription to the magazine. With the new methodology, Forever Gentlemen featuring various artists is at #2 this week, Les Soeurs Boulay’s 4488 de L’amour is at #6, and Bryan Adams’ Get Up at #10.

On the Hot 100, Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean” is back at #1 after falling to #2 by The Weeknd’s “The Hills” last week. It is Bieber’s 7th week at #1 with the song. His new single “Sorry” debuts on the chart at #65 and is the only new Canadian entry this week. Hedley’s “Hello” enters the Top 40, Coleman Hell’s “2 Heads” reaches a new peak at #21, and Drake’s “Hotline Bling” vaults from #10 to #5.

Canadian Hot 100 - 27 Oct 2015 copy

The current Billboard Canadian Hot 100 is HERE

HOT 100 KEY

RK – CanCon rank
TW – This week’s chart position
LW – Last week’s chart position
RE – Re-entry
WC – Weeks on the chart
PP – Peak chart position
OR – Provincial origin of the artist
CE – Gold/platinum certification by Music Canada
G – Gold certification (40,000 units sold)
P – Platinum certification (80,000 units sold)
xP – Multiplatinum certification
Red maple leaf – Canadian artist
Magenta maple leaf – Partly Canadian artist
Blue maple leaf – Featured Canadian artist

Canadian Hot 100, 19 October 2015

Seven of the Top 10 albums in Canada this week are from home-grown artists three of which are new entries. With If I Should Go Before You, City and Colour has scored the year’s eighth number one album from a Canadian artist! Corb Lund’s Things That Can’t Be Undone is at #8 and Chris Hadfield’s Space Sessions: Songs from a Tin Can at #10. Albums from Mario Pelchat (#6) and Brigitte Boisjoli (#7) spend their third week in the Top 10. Coeur de Pirate’s Roses rebounds back into the Top 10 at #5, and The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness is at #4.

On the Billboard Hot 100, after five consecutive weeks at #1, Justin Bieber bows to his fellow Canadian R&B artist The Weeknd whose “The Hills” hits #1 after 21 weeks on the chart! It is the third #1 single from a Canadian in 2015 after the aforementioned “What Do You Mean” from Bieber and The Weeknd’s other smash “Can’t Feel My Face”. Two new Canadian entries in the Hot 100 are Hedley’s “Hello” (#46) and “Ghosts” (#87) from Calgary’s Charlie.

Canadian Hot 100 - 19 Oct 2015 copy

The current Billboard Canadian Hot 100 is HERE

HOT 100 KEY

RK – CanCon rank
TW – This week’s chart position
LW – Last week’s chart position
RE – Re-entry
WC – Weeks on the chart
PP – Peak chart position
OR – Provincial origin of the artist
CE – Gold/platinum certification by Music Canada
G – Gold certification (40,000 units sold)
P – Platinum certification (80,000 units sold)
xP – Multiplatinum certification
Red maple leaf – Canadian artist
Magenta maple leaf – Partly Canadian artist
Blue maple leaf – Featured Canadian artist

Canadian Hot 100, 12 October 2015

On the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, two albums attain new peak positions on the third week of their release. Brigitte Boisjoili’s Patsy Cline tribute album reaches #2 and Mario Pelchat’s tribute album to French singer Gilbert Bécaud is now up to #4. Justin Bieber spends his 6th consecutive week on top of the Hot 100. Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” has entered the Top 10. New on the chart this week are Hedley’s “Can’t Slow Down” at #94 and MAGIC!’s latest “#SundayFunday” at #96.

Canadian Hot 100 - 12 Oct 2015 copy

The current Billboard Canadian Hot 100 is HERE

HOT 100 KEY

RK – CanCon rank
TW – This week’s chart position
LW – Last week’s chart position
RE – Re-entry
WC – Weeks on the chart
PP – Peak chart position
OR – Provincial origin of the artist
CE – Gold/platinum certification by Music Canada
G – Gold certification (40,000 units sold)
P – Platinum certification (80,000 units sold)
xP – Multiplatinum certification
Red maple leaf – Canadian artist
Magenta maple leaf – Partly Canadian artist
Blue maple leaf – Featured Canadian artist

Canadian Hot 100, 5 October 2015

On the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, Bernard Adamus has scored the year’s 2nd country and 7th overall #1 Canadian album with Sorel Soviet So What. Brigitte Boisjoili’s Patsy Cline tribute album increases its position from last week (up one notch to #5) as does Mario Pelchat’s tribute album to French singer Gilbert Bécaud (up two positions to #8). It is rare these days to see an album chart higher than its debut week. On the Billboard Hot 100, Justin Bieber spends his fifth week at #1. Two new entries are from the Drake and Future collaboration album. In other chart news, half of the Top 10 songs on the Billboard U.S. Hot 100 are from Canadian artists.

Canadian Hot 100 - 5 Oct 2015 copy

The current Billboard Canadian Hot 100 is HERE

HOT 100 KEY

RK – CanCon rank
TW – This week’s chart position
LW – Last week’s chart position
RE – Re-entry
WC – Weeks on the chart
PP – Peak chart position
OR – Provincial origin of the artist
CE – Gold/platinum certification by Music Canada
G – Gold certification (40,000 units sold)
P – Platinum certification (80,000 units sold)
xP – Multiplatinum certification
Red maple leaf – Canadian artist
Magenta maple leaf – Partly Canadian artist
Blue maple leaf – Featured Canadian artist

Canadian Hot 100, 28 September 2015

On the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, three Canadians debut in the Top 10. Ontario synthrock group Metric leads the pack as Pagans in Vegas makes #5 selling 7,200 copies. The Patsy Cline tribute album from Brigitte Boisjoli is at #6. Mario Pechat’s tribute to French singer Gilbert Bécaud hits #10. On a side note, Drake’s collaborative album with Future, which does not qualify for CanCon, debuts at #1. The latter collaboration contributes three of four new entries on the Hot 100. The fourth is country collaboration “I’m an Open Road” by Alberta’s Paul Brandt featuring Saskatchewan’s Jess Moskaluke. Justin Bieber spends his fourth week at #1 with “What Do You Mean”.

Canadian Hot 100 - 28 Sep 2015 copy

The current Billboard Canadian Hot 100 is HERE

HOT 100 KEY

RK – CanCon rank
TW – This week’s chart position
LW – Last week’s chart position
RE – Re-entry
WC – Weeks on the chart
PP – Peak chart position
OR – Provincial origin of the artist
CE – Gold/platinum certification by Music Canada
G – Gold certification (40,000 units sold)
P – Platinum certification (80,000 units sold)
xP – Multiplatinum certification
Red maple leaf – Canadian artist
Magenta maple leaf – Partly Canadian artist
Blue maple leaf – Featured Canadian artist