Music Canada Releases Gold/Platinum Year-End Report for 2017

Above: Ria Mae is presented with Gold plaque for “Ooh Love”.

“2017 was a tremendous year of growth for Music Canada’s historic Gold/Platinum program, which experienced a surge in Album and Single Award certifications from the addition of on-demand audio streams and a modernized application process” states the trade organization in its recently published Gold/Platinum year-end report for 2017.

In September 2016, Music Canada replaced its sales-based Digital Download Award first introduced in March 2006 with the Single Award which includes physical sales, digital downloads, and streaming data. As a result, in 2017, track certifications grew by nearly 45% from 2016’s total. Several Canadian artists received their first Gold Single certifications in 2017 including Aaron Pritchett, Dani and Lizzy, and Jonathan Roy. Drake’s Double Platinum single “Signs” was the highest certified track by a Canadian artist released in 2017, followed by the Platinum-certified tracks “Reminding Me” by Shawn Hook and “Figures” by Jessie Reyez.

In July 2017, Music Canada overhauled the album certification guidelines to accept TEAs (Track Equivalent Album) and SEAs (Stream Equivalent Album), resulting in an increase of album certifications by more than 90% over 2016. The highest certified Canadian albums released in 2017 were Arcade Fire’s Everything Now and Shania Twain’s Now, both achieving Platinum status.

Seven singles earned Diamond awards, the highest annual total in the certification program’s 42-year history. The highest certified singles released in 2017 were Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” and Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” featuring Justin Bieber both going diamond. With a Canadian as the main artist, Drake is the only one to receive a Diamond track certification this year for his 2016 smash “One Dance.” Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip is the sole act to receive a Diamond album certification for 1991 LP Road Apples.

Music Canada expanded the Gold/Platinum program’s reach by launching the Gold In Canada playlist on streaming services Google Play and Spotify. The playlist updates every Thursday with the latest tracks to earn Gold certification in the world’s sixth largest music market. The organization has also put together a 2017 Year-End Recap playlist, which contains nearly 300 songs that were certified in 2017.

You can read Music Canada’s report here.
Find a list of all Canadian artist certifications in 2017 here.


A Golden Christmas Together with Mario Pelchat

Mario Pelchat Présente Les PrêtresNoël Ensemble which features a number of guest singers is a hit! The Christmas record debuted on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart November 14 and has remained in the Top 10 since then (five weeks). The album reached a peak position December 5 at #3. And more good news, Mario and the singers will be receiving a lump of … gold! in their Christmas stockings; Music Canada recently certified the disc gold. Pelchat’s teaming up with the group resulted in another gold record earlier this year – Agnus Dei – which made it onto Billboard’s Top 50 albums of the year. Those of you hungry for something fresh after all those spins given to the Michael Bublé Christmas record and thirsty for familiar carols performed in the sumptuous French language might want to check out Noël Ensemble. It’s a beauty!  iTunes

Gold/Platinum Certifications: Alessia Cara Hits Quadruple Platinum

Find a list below of the latest gold/platinum certifications from Music Canada. As we mentioned previously, “Despacito” featuring Justin Bieber is now a diamond (i.e. 10x platinum) single. “Stay” featuring Alessia Cara has vaulted up to quadruple platinum. Album Everything Now from Quebec’s Arcade Fire makes it to Platinum. Saskatchewan boogie-rock outfit The Sheepdogs scores a platinum single with “I Don’t Know”.

“Die for You”, The Weeknd – Gold Single
“Despacito”, featuring Justin Bieber – Diamond Single
Everything Now, Arcade Fire – Platinum Album
“Stay”, featuring Alessia Cara – Quadruple Platinum Single
Summerland, Coleman Hell – Gold Album
“Get You”, Daniel Caesar – Gold Single
“Friends”, Justin Bieber – Platinum Single
“Stompin’ Ground”, Tim Hicks – Gold Single
“Ooh Love”, Ria Mae – Gold Single
“Signs”, Drake – Double Platinum Single
“Might Not”, Belly Ft. The Weeknd – Double Platinum Single
“I Don’t Know” by The Sheepdogs – Platinum Single

“Despacito” Is Now a Diamond Single

“Despacito” by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber has hit the diamond mark as announced by Music Canada. It is Bieber’s first diamond single (albeit as a featured artist) and only the 8th track in all history to reach diamond (i.e. 10x Platinum) status. The first to do so was digital download “I Gotta Feeling” from The Black Eyed Peas in April 2010. Now that the Canadian Gold/Platinum program has redefined the certification type from digital download to single and included streaming data, seven more tracks have gone diamond, the lone Canadian as the main artist entry being Drake’s “One Dance”. Besides the aforementioned three are Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk”, Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”, The Chainsmokers’ “Closer”, Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You”, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop”. View the cover art for the eight greats below.

Gold/Platinum Certifications: Inner Ninja Hits 5xP

Music Canada’s Gold/Platinum Certification program has in the past couple of months dished out some honours. We list them below. Highlights are that hit single “Inner Ninja” has hit the quintuple platinum mark. It is only the 11th to do so by a Canadian artist in all history. “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” by Shawn Mendes has achieved the triple platinum mark. Double platinum honours go to “Bring Down the House” by Dean Brody, “Reminder” by The Weeknd”, and “2U” the collaboration between Justin Bieber and French EDM specialist David Guetta. In the albums department, Blue Rodeo’s Greatest Hits, Volume One makes it to quadruple platinum.

Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 by Blue Rodeo, 4x Platinum Album
Classified by Classified, Platinum Album

Inner Ninja by Classified ft. David Myles, 5x Platinum Single
There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back by Shawn Mendes, 3x Platinum Single
Reminder by The Weeknd, 2x Platinum Single
Bring Down the House by Dean Brody, 2x Platinum Single
2U by D. Guetta featuring Justin Bieber, 2x Platinum Single

Reminding Me by Shawn Hook, Platinum Single

Lawn Chair Crazy by James Barker Band, Gold Single
Chills by James Barker Band, Gold Single
Friends by Justin Bieber, Gold Single
Hold My Beer by Aaron Pritchett, Gold Single
Bush Party by Dean Brody, Gold Single
Found by Dan Davidson, Gold Single
Some Way by Nav ft. The Weeknd, Gold Single
Lonely Drum by Aaron Goodvin, Gold Single

An Artist from Brampton Scores a Triple Platinum Album

Yukon Cornelius has been busy with the prospecting lately, as the workshop at Music Canada has had to prepare a bundle of gold and platinum certification awards and in sweltering summer heat too! The precious metals themselves were certified by Yukon; he licked them.

Popular new R&B singer Alessia Cara of Brampton, Ontario is to be presented with a platinum award for her JUNO-winning debut album Know-It-All.

Next, we need to Throw Down some gold for the Hicks. The debut album from country star Tim Hicks of Niagara Falls, Ontario has sold a cool 40,000 copies.

Shall we mention a golden hat trick by the Brodster? Why not! Dean Brody, originally from Jaffray, BC, sees debut album Trail in Life, third album Crop Circles, and fourth album Gypsy Road all dance with the golden nugget. His second album Dirt made the cut a while back for a clean, gilded sweep. Crop Circles and Gypsy Road both won JUNOs for Country Album of the Year.

Country act High Valley crosses over the County Line for some gold as well. The 2014 album saw the brothers from Blumenort, Alberta in top shape.

We have a triple platinum award! It belongs to another artist from Brampton, Ontario. His name is … Johnny Reid! 2009’s Dance with Me is now the crooner’s highest certified album representing 240,000 copies. The disc won the Country Album of the Year JUNO in 2010.

Finally, we find a shiny, platinum guitar pick in Pickering, Ontario, as Illuminate by Shawn Mendes plucks into 80,000 copies sold. It is the teenager’s second straight platinum album.

Congratulations Alessia, Tim, Dean, High Valley, Johnny, and Shawn!

Are You Listening? LIGHTS Pedals into Platinum

Canadian recording artist LIGHTS, a multiple JUNO award winner, had her status upgraded today from gold to platinum. Music Canada has certified her debut LP The Listening a platinum album for sales in excess of 80,000 copies. The album contains her Top 40 hits “Drive My Soul” and “Saviour”; a total of five tracks from the album appeared on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100. She wrote all tracks herself, some co-written with Canadian producers Thomas “Tawgs” Salter and Dave “Dwave” Thomson. LIGHTS specializes in electronic, synthesizer driven pop/rock and has also released acoustic versions of her songs. The Listening has a five-star rating on iTunes with 900 casting votes (a high number for Canada). LIGHTS is currently working on her fourth album Skin & EarthThe Listening is a must-buy for those who love progressive pop music. Below is the music video for track “Saviour” with the iconic scene of LIGHTS playing keytar. Below that is “Drive My Soul” with its classic hair-raising vocals at 2:18.


Drake Takes the Cake: New Certifications Announced

Music Canada has awarded new certification levels to a batch of albums by Canadian rapper Drake. The biggest news of all is that his album Views now clocks in at Six Times Platinum representing physical shipments and digital sales of 480,000 copies. It now stands as his best-seller. Take Care moves up to Quadruple Platinum and Nothing Was the Same Triple Platinum. We present below a list of all his studio albums with their current certification levels all of which are newly announced.


2009: So Far Gone (EP) – Gold
2010: Thank Me Later – Double Platinum
2011: Take Care – Quadruple Platinum
2013: Nothing Was the Same – Triple Platinum
2015: If You’re Reading This… – Double Platinum
2015: What a Time to Be Alive (with Future) – Platinum
2016: Views – Six Times Platinum
2017: More Life – Double Platinum

Gold/Platinum Certifications March-July 2017

New gold/platinum certifications have been announced by Music Canada. Highlights in the realm of albums are The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness reaching quadruple platinum and Starboy triple platinum. Single “Spirits” by The Strumbellas ka-chings in at double platinum. We will post new certifications for Drake in a separate post.


Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd, Quadruple Platinum Album
Starboy, The Weeknd, Triple Platinum Album

Trilogy, The Weeknd, Platinum Album
Rose Ave., You+Me, Platinum Album (Part Canadian)
You Want It Darker, Leonard Cohen, Platinum Album

Safe Haven, Ruth B., Gold Album
La Voix V, Various Artists, Gold Album
Seul Au Piano, Pierre Lapointe, Gold Album


Spirits, The Strumbellas, Double Platinum Single

Not Going Home, DVBBS, Platinum Single
Stronger Beer, Tim Hicks, Platinum Single
When the Night Feels My Song, Bedouin Soundclash, Platinum Single

Marching Bands, Neon Dreams (Ft. Kardinal Offishall), Gold Single
Fire in My Soul, Walk Off the Earth, Gold Single
Devotion, Coleman Hell, Gold Single
Push+Pull, July Talk, Gold Single
I’m an Open Road, Paul Brandt (Ft. Jess Moskaluke), Gold Single

And the First Gold 2017 Canadian Album Is…

Music Canada has just awarded the first gold certification to a Canadian artist album released in 2017. And we know what you’re thinking: “It’s More Life by Drake, right?” Wrong! “Big Wreck’s Grace Street?” No. “Mother Mother’s No Culture?” No. “How about La Voix 5? Must be.” Wrong again. The answer is … Agnus Dei from Mario Pelchat & Les Pretres!

Originally from the humble town of Dolbeau-Mistassini (pop. 15,000), the gifted vocalist has been recording since 1981. He has been nominated at the JUNOs four times. “Super” Mario really is just that; the man has racked up 10 gold albums over the years, three of which have gone platinum. He also has a gold DVD. Mario’s beautiful 2017 work features cleric singing group Les Prêtres containing heavenly songs of inspiration.  iTunes

Latest Batch of Gold/Platinum Certifications

Did your favourite artist score a gold or platinum single or album? Find below 10 recent certifications from Music Canada.

The big news concerning the batch involves Coleman Hell whose “2 Heads” attains the sky-scraping platform of quadruple platinum. There are only 15 other tracks from Canadian artists in the history of the awards program (since 1975) that have made the cut.

Three albums have gone gold: Soul singer Bobby Bazini‘s Summer Is Gone (released 2016), folk-rock group Les Cowboys FringantsOctobre (2015), and pop band Marianas Trench‘s Astoria (2015).

Singles certified gold include Arkells‘ “Leather Jacket”. This is the Hamilton band’s first certified work. Serena Ryder‘s recent single “Got Your Number” achieves the gold standard. “Who Do You Love” by the aforementioned Marianas Trench is now a gilded disc. Alternative rock band July Talk receives its first certified work as well, as single “Guns + Ammunition” receives a golden bullet. “I Don’t Wanna Go To Bed” from Simple Plan makes the golden grade. And finally Karl Wolf, no stranger to precious metal awards, gets his latest, as “Amateur at Love” goes gold.

Amateur at Love, Karl Wolf gold single
I Don’t Wanna Go To Bed, Simple Plan, gold single
Guns + Ammunition, July Talk, gold single
Astoria, Marianas Trench, gold album
2 Heads Coleman Hell, 4x platinum single
Who Do You Love, Marianas Trench, gold single
Octobre, Les Cowboys Fringants, gold album
Got Your Number, Serena Ryder, gold single
Leather Jacket, Arkells, gold single
Summer Is Gone, Bobby Bazini, gold album

Drake: First Canadian to Score Diamond Single, Tops IFPI’s Global Best-Sellers


Big news for country star Tim Hicks, as he lands his first platinum certified single, that being “Get By”. Tim grew up in Niagara Falls, ON. His provincial companion, Toronto rapper Drake, has become the first Canadian artist in history to score a diamond single. The gold/platinum program at Music Canada has awarded “One Dance” diamond certification which is equivalent to 10x platinum or 800,000 units. The units are determined by the sale of digital downloads and streaming at the rate of 150 streams equivalent to 1 unit. “One Dance” is not an original composition but a reworking of “Do You Mind” by Crazy Cousinz and Kyla. Previously, the UK’s Mark Ronson scored a diamond single via “Uptown Funk”. The Black Eyed Peas of the United States received digital download only diamond certification for “I Gotta Feeling”. Other certifications have come in for Drake as well. “Too Good” now stands at quadruple platinum and “Controlla” at double platinum. His album Views has been upgraded to double platinum status.

Drake leads the world according to the recently released IFPI annual report for 2016. The international trade organization has handed him the IFPI 2016 Global Artist of the Year Award, which recognizes a recording artist’s worldwide success across physical and digital formats, including downloads and steams. The award has been presented annually since 2013, and Drake is the first Canadian to receive it. The Top 10 of 2016, which include three Canadians, are as follows:

1. Drake
2. David Bowie
3. Coldplay
4. Adele
5 .Justin Bieber
6. Twenty One Pilots
7. Beyoncé
8. Rihanna
9. Prince
10. The Weeknd

Note that only some countries around the globe keep data on music consumption which may help explain why all top 10 artists are Anglophone.

Gold/Platinum Certifications: Dec ’16 – Feb ’17


Vancouver twin sisters Dani & Lizzy score their very first gold record, thanks to the popular “Dancing in the Sky”. Reggae pop group MAGIC! continues to do well. Big hit “Lay You Down Easy” is now a platinum single in Canada. Coleman Hell’s “Fireproof” is now platinum. It follows the success of “2 Heads” which struck the triple platinum mark. The country artists come through as well. Gold now decorates Tebey’s “Wake Me Up” and Chad Brownlee’s “I Hate You for It”.

For albums, no stranger to selling them like hotcakes is Bryan Adams. His ICON compilation is now gold. Gord Downie, accustomed to diamond awards with the Tragically Hip, gets gold status as a soloist for his Secret Path. Sarah McLachlan goes gold with Christmas album Wonderland. The Weeknd’s Starboy album upgrades itself to platinum.

“Lay You Down Easy” by MAGIC!, Platinum Single
Bryan Adams ICON Compilation, Gold Album
“Dancing in the Sky” by Dani & Lizzy, Gold Single
“Fireproof” by Coleman Hell, Platinum Single
Starboy by The Weeknd, Platinum Album
“Wake Me Up” by Tebey, Gold Single
“I Hate You for It” by Chad Brownlee, Gold Single
Secret Path by Gord Downie, Gold Album
Wonderland by Sarah McLachlan, Gold Album

2016 Gold/Platinum Year-End Review

Ruth B triple platinum


Music Canada’s Gold/Platinum Certification Program has published its 2016 year-end review. The year included the unveiling of the new Single Award which came into effect September 12. It replaces the old digital download and CD Single awards combining physical and digital track sales with on-demand streams at 150 streams equating to 1 unit. Gold remains at 40,000 units and platinum 80,000 units for both singles and albums. Music Canada notes that the very first plaque for the new Single Award was presented to Brett Kissel for his #1 country radio hit “Airwaves”. The new award was launched in conjunction with new logos and branding for the program.


The new guidelines resulted in a significant increase in the total number of track certifications from 2015. The year 2016 witnessed 495 track certifications which is a 75% increase from the 283 track certifications in 2015. Music Canada notes that “119 track certifications were from Canadian artists, a 72% increase from the 69 Canadian track certifications in 2015”.

The track with the highest certification awarded in 2016 was Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” at Diamond (i.e. 10x platinum). At 8x platinum were Adele’s “Someone Like You”, Pharell Williams‘ “Happy”, and Hozier‘s “Take Me To Church”. The highest Canadian track certifications in 2016 for a Canadian artist were “Love Yourself” and “Sorry” both from Justin Bieber reaching 7X Platinum.

In terms of tracks that were released in 2016, the highest certification was given to Sia for “Cheap Thrills” at 7x platinum.


Music Canada’s Gold/Platinum program awarded 75 album certifications in 2016 which is down from 133 in 2015. Of these, 26 were from Canadian artists, down from 51 in 2015.

The album achieving the highest certification in 2016 was Adele’s 25 which made Diamond. Justin Bieber‘s Purpose was the highest certified Canadian artist album at Quadruple Platinum. Music Canada states, “Celine Dion‘s Double Platinum certification for Encore un soir was the highest certification for an album, both international and Canadian, released in 2016″. Drake‘s Views, 2Freres’ Nous autres, and Michael Buble’s Nobody But Me each earned Platinum status.


Certified Albums

Purpose, Justin Bieber, 4x Platinum
Gros Mammoth, Les Trois Accords, 2x Platinum
Endore un Soir, Céline Dion, 2x Platinum
Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd, 2x Platinum
Nobody but Me, Michael Bublé, Platinum
Nous autres, 2Frères, Platinum
Handwritten, Shawn Mendes, Platinum
Views, Drake, Platinum
La Voix IV, Various Artists, Platinum
Wallflower, Diana Krall, Platinum
Starboy, The Weeknd, Gold
You Want It Darker, Leonard Cohen, Gold
Man Machine Poem, Tragically Hip, Gold
Sun Leads Me On, Half Moon Run, Gold
Classics, George Canyon, Gold
Les Grandes artères, Louis-Jean Cormier, Gold
Random Album Title, deadmau5, Gold
For Lack of a Better Name, deadmau5, Gold

Multiplatinum Singles

“Love Yourself”, Justin Bieber, 7x Platinum
“Sorry”, Justin Bieber, 7x Platinum
“What Do You Mean?”, Justin Bieber 6x Platinum
“Anything”, Hedley, 4x Platinum
“Starboy”, The Weeknd, 3x Platinum
“Lost Boy”, Ruth B, 3x Platinum
“Wild Things”, Alessia Cara, 3x Platinum
“Cold Water”, featuring Justin Bieber, 3x Platinum
“Sugar”, featuring Francesco Yates, 3x Platinum
“Here”, Alessia Cara, 3x Platinum
“This Is What It Feels Like”, featuring Trevor Guthrie, 3x Platinum
“2 Heads”, Coleman Hell, 3x Platinum
“Ghosts ‘N’ Stuff”, deadmau5, 3x Platinum
“The Hills”, The Weeknd, 3x Platinum
“Never Be Like You” featuring Kai, 2x Platinum
“Fallout”, Marianas Trench, 2x Platinum
“Haven’t Had Enough”, Marianas Trench, 2x Platinum
“Stutter”, Marianas Trench, 2x Platinum
“Desperate Measures”, Marianas Trench, 2x Platinum
“Crazy for You”, Hedley, 2x Platinum
“Stereo Love”, Mia Martina, 2x Platinum
“Stitches”, Shawn Mendes, 2x Platinum

Platinum Singles

“Scars to Your Beautiful, Alessia Cara, Platinum
“Darlin'”, Johnny Reid, Platinum
“It’s Friday”, Dean Brody, Platinum
“Luv”, Tory Lanez, Platinum
“Cheap Wine and Cigarettes”, Jess Moskaluke, Platinum
“Can I Get a Witness”, SonReal, Platinum
“Jackpot”, Jocelyn Alice, Platinum
“Lose Control”, Hedley, Platinum
“Bungalow”, Scott Helman, Platinum
“Controlla”, Drake, Platinum
“Clothes Off”, Ria Mae, Platinum
“Kiss Goodnight”, Tyler Shaw, Platinum
“Wheat Kings”, Tragically Hip, Platinum
“Let Me Love You” featuring Justin Bieber, Platinum
“Treat You Better”, Shawn Mendes, Platinum
“For Free” featuring Drake, Platinum
“Ahead by a Century”, Tragically Hip, Platinum
“Tsunami”, DVBBS, Platinum
“I Know What You Did Last Summer”, Shawn Mendes, Platinum
“Spirits”, The Strumbellas, Platinum
“One Dance”, Drake, Platinum
“We Are Stars”, Virginia to Vegas ft. Alyssa Reid, Platinum
“In the Night”, The Weeknd, Platinum
“Rule the World”, Walk Off the Earth, Platinum
“Sofi Needs a Ladder”, deadmau5, Platinum
“The Veldt”, deadmau5, Platinum
“Feel It in My Bones”, featuring Tegan & Sara, Platinum

Gold Singles

“Youth Without Youth”, Metric, Gold
“Breathing Underwater”, Metric, Gold
“Saviour”, Lights, Gold
“Lost You”, Zeds Dead, Gold
“Fireproof”, Coleman Hell, Gold
“Dancing Kizomba”, Alx Veliz, Gold
“She’s With Me”, High Valley, Gold
“Got a Feeling”, Tim Hicks, Gold
“Heartbreaker”, Mia Martina, Gold
“Shisha”, Massari, Gold
“Loved Me Back to Life”, Celine Dion, Gold
“Airwaves”, Brett Kissel, Gold
“Lay You Down Easy”, Magic, Gold
“Might Not”, Belly ft. The Weeknd, Gold
“Summer Sixteen”, Drake, Gold
“One Love”, Marianas Trench, Gold
“Make You Mine”, Hedley, Gold
“Jumpman”, Drake, Gold
“Started with a Song”, Brett Kissel, Gold
“Work” featuring Drake, Gold
“Aural Psynapse”, deadmau5, Gold
“Move for Me”, deadmau5, Gold
“I Remember”, deadmau5, Gold
“Fire in Your New Shoes” featuring Dragonette, Gold
“Raise Your Weapon”, deadmau5, Gold
“Beast”, Mia Martina, Gold
“County Line”, High Valley, Gold

You can view the entire list of works certified in 2016 here.

Gold/Platinum Certifications: November – Mid-December 2016


Ron Perlman may be a freaky-deaky Hellboy, but Toronto’s The Weeknd is the self-proclaimed Starboy. The album has just been certified gold by Music Canada, and its title-track is now a triple platinum single. It has spent the last 3 weeks perched at the very top of the Billboard Hot 100. Alessia Cara’s third major hit “Scars to Your Beautiful” is now at platinum. At the same mark is “Darlin'” by Johnny Reid from 2007. As we previously mentioned, Michael Bublé’s latest album Nobody but Me has made it to platinum. Dean Brody’s 2012 song “It’s Friday” and Tory Lanez’s 2016 track “Luv” are both platinum. Grammy nominated song “Never Be Like You” by Flume which features Canadian singer Kai has achieved double platinum prestige. Edmonton newcomer Ruth B is right up there with The Weeknd at triple platinum thanks to her hit single “Lost Boy”. Country superstar Jess Moskaluke of Saskatchewan is now upgraded as an artist from gold to platinum thanks to 2014’s “Cheap Wine and Cigarettes”. The late, great Leonard Cohen goes gold with his 2016 album You Want It Darker.

Find a recap of certifications from November through to mid-December 2016 below. Years in parentheses represent the release year of the works. Currently in Canada, gold represents 40,000 units, platinum 80,000, double platinum 160,000, triple platinum 240,000, etc.

“Starboy”, The Weeknd (2016), Triple Platinum Single
Starboy, The Weeknd (2016), Gold Album
“Scars to Your Beautiful”, Alessia Cara (2015), Platinum Single
“Darlin'”, Johnny Reid (2007), Platinum Single
Nobody but Me, Michael Bublé (2016), Platinum Album
“It’s Friday”, Dean Brody (2012), Platinum Single
“Luv”, Tory Lanez (2016), Platinum Single
“Never Be Like You”, featuring Kai (2016), Double Platinum Single
“Lost Boy”, Ruth B (2015), Triple Platinum Single
“Cheap Wine and Cigarettes”, Jess Moskaluke (2014), Platinum Single
You Want It Darker, Leonard Cohen (2016), Gold Album