Charts Update November 7, 2017: Edmonton’s Kapri on the Rise

Gord Downie Scores No. 1 Album

Gord Downie’s solo record Introduce Yerself debuts at #1 on the Albums chart this week selling 9,000 copies. It’s the Kingstoner’s first chart-topping solo album outdoing his last effort, 2016’s Secret Path which peaked at #4. Introduce Yerself is the 5th 2017 Canadian artist album to reach the summit of the chart.

Theory of a Deadman Croaks into the Hot 100

British Columbian rock band Theory of a Deadman enters the Billboard Hot 100 with “Rx” at #90. It is the group’s 7th excursion into the chart, the most successful song being “All or Nothing” which peaked at #22 in early October 2008.

Boys Prefer Brunettes

“Boys and Blondes” the new single from Albertan modern rock duo Dear Rouge blisters into the Rock Airplay chart to #30.

The Luck of the Patrick

Meghan Patrick is the hottest name in country music these days after scooping up multiple CCMA awards including Female Artist of the Year. Her second full-length album will be out January 12, and its title-track “Country Music Made Me Do It” enters the Country Airplay charts at #47.

Kapri Is Digging Deeper

Albertans are unstoppable these days. The latest slayer from the province is Edmonton’s Kapri. She receives the Artist Spotlight feature in this week’s Nielsen Update newsletter for her delicious new song “Deeper”. She echoes the vibes from her fellow Albertan Kiesza in a deluxe R&B inflected EDM with a 90s feel. The track is bubbling under CHR Airplay. Her incredible talents have led to her being scooped up by Universal Music and is now based in Toronto. View the MV below.

Musique Francophone

“Comme Avant” by white hot folk pop duo 2Frères dominates radio airplay in Quebec. Brigitte Boisjoli’s Signé Plamondon is the hottest album and Patrice Michaud’s Félix winning “Kamikaze” the most purchased song.

Chart Rewind to 50 Years Ago

Fifty years ago, the following were the Top 10 songs in Canada, from the RPM chart of November 4, 1967:

1. People are Strange, The Doors
2. Hey Baby, The Buckinghams
3. Soul Man, Sam and Dave
4. Hole in My Shoe, Traffic
5. Your Precious Love, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
6. How Can I Be Sure, Young Rascals
7. Even the Bad Times Are Good, Tremeloes
8. Holiday, The Bee Gees
9. Let Love Come Between Us, James & Bobby Purify
10. You Can’t Do That, Nilsson

By comparison, the Top 10 Songs (from the Billboard Hot 100) in Canada for November 7, 2017 are the following:

1. Havana, Camila Cabello Ft. Young Thug
2. Rockstar, Post Malone Ft. 21 Savage
3. Gucci Gang, Lil Pump
4. Perfect, Ed Sheeran
5. Mi Gente, Balvin & William Ft. Beyonce
6. Too Good at Goodbyes, Sam Smith
7. …Ready for It?, Taylor Swift
8. Despacito, Fonsi & Yankee Ft. Justin Bieber
9. Wolves, Selena Gomez X Marshmello
10. Feel It Still, Portugal The Man


Charlotte Cardin Makes Hot 100; Pierre Lapointe Has #1 Album

The bad news first. September was an abysmal month for Canadian artist hit singles. Two of the month’s weeks saw only 10 entries in the Hot 100, an all-time low. In contrast, the week of August 8, 2007 saw 39.

As things stand, this week’s chart has four in the Top 40 with nine more in 60-100 for a total of 13. Many of these are Canadians as featured or co-credited artists.

New on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 is Charlotte Cardin with “Main Girl” at #98. It is the opening track off her EP of the same name released in September. This is her first charting single on the Hot 100. Charlotte recently signed a deal with Atlantic Records in the United States and is gunning for international success.

Canadian singer-songwriter Pierre Lapointe has this week’s #1 album, La Science Du Coeur. It is the 4th 2017 Canadian artist album to top the chart following albums from Drake, Arcade Fire, and Shania Twain. It is Pierre’s third chart-topping album.

And, Yes, the Twain Shall Meet

Canadian acts are one and two on the official albums chart this week, catapulting themselves ahead of new albums by the wrecking ball that is Miley Cyrus and jiu-jitsu enthusiast Demi Lovato. In some ways the Canadian artists are quite different. Shania Twain is a female country-pop soloist from Ontario; Hedley is an all-male pop group from BC. What cements them is the fantastic music they create, and together they dominated the past week in album consumption.

Shania Twain’s Now debuts at number one on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart. The album sold 72,000 copies in one week, the biggest 7-day total for an LP since Drake‘s Views sold 92,000 in May 2016. Now is the third 2017 Canadian artist album to hit #1, the others being More Life by Drake and Everything Now by Arcade Fire. Shania Twain is the second best-selling Canadian artist in the Nielsen SoundScan era (behind Céline Dion). Her Come on Over is the biggest selling album of that era. Now also debuted at #1 in The United Kingdom, Australia, and The United States.

Hedley’s Cageless debuts on this week’s chart at #2 with 9,000 consumption units. It is the band’s third album to enter in the top two. All seven of the group’s albums have peaked in the top six. Track “Better Days” from the new album enters the Billboard Hot 100 at #100.

Lights Scores 1st Top 10 Canadian Artist Album in 8 Weeks

It’s been a bit of a dry spell for Canadian artists on the official albums chart, but Lights took care of business, as she always does. The last Canadian artist album to debut in the Top 10 was Arcade Fire’s Everything Now back on August 8. Lights’ Skin & Earth debuts at #3 this week (in terms of pure album sales it was #2). This matches her highest charted album to date, Siberia. All of Lights’ album releases have made the Top 10. The Toronto electopop star is a multiple JUNO award winner and a platinum certified artist.

Skin & Earth is the 18th Canadian artist album to debut in the Top 10 in 2017. USS kicked off the year with New World Alphabet (#3). Two albums reached #1: the aforementioned Arcade Fire album and Drake’s More Life. Expect to see Shania Twain and Hedley in next week’s Top 10.

The Charts for Sep 5, 2017

This week, hurricane Irma nabs the headlines; it’s the most powerful Atlantic hurricane ever with winds nearing 300 km/h. An evil clown takes over the box office. And Lonely Planet gives Edmonton a harsh review which has city councillors hitting back especially since it gave very positive reviews of Calgary. Ouch.

Onto this week’s charts…

On the Billboard Hot 100, “Despacito” featuring Justin Bieber ends its reign at the summit after 16 weeks. “Look What You Made Me Do” by U.S. singer Taylor Swift takes its place at the top. “Unfazed” by Lil Uzi Vert featuring The Weeknd is new at #71.

Mendes holds the title on Hot 100 Airplay with “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” at #1. Swift takes the crown at Hot Digital. Hyped R&B newcomer Daniel Caesar debuts at three spots in the Top 10 on the Emerging Artists chart.

In the artist spotlight this week is Van. And, no, she isn’t from Vancouver, but Montreal. Bubbling under CHR airplay and Emerging Artists is her single “Lock My Love Down”. She’s only 17 and full of spunk. Vanessa Piunno spent her childhood in music videos and commercials. Festival performances led to her hooking up with producer Tino Izzo (Bobby Bazini). We previously featured her here. See lyric video below.

“Problems” by SonReal has squeaked into the All-Format Top 50. Aside from that, not much new CanCon on the radio charts.

This Week’s Charts, A New Multiplatinum Artist, and Other News

Country superstar Dean Brody is now officially a multiplatinum recording artist, as his single “Bring Down the House” was recently certified double platinum by Music Canada. His “Bush Party” single has gone gold.

United States viewership of this year’s MTV Video Music Awards gala was down to 5.68 million from 6.5 million in 2016 and 9.8 million in 2015. The show featured performances by Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara, the latter taking home two trophies.

Scotiabank has figured out what to do with all the money it has accumulated from the service charges with which it nastily dings us. The bank paid 800 million dollars to ensure that Toronto’s 20,000 seat Air Canada Centre in 2018 becomes known as the Scotiabank Arena. The deal is for 20 years.

Victoria, BC’s Skye Holland is featured in this week’s Nielsen Canadian Music Update newsletter. Her new song “We Could Be” is bubbling under the Hot AC airplay chart and the Emerging Artists chart. As a featured artist, Skye’s vocals have been highly sought after by others in both the U.S. and Canada. Hear the song below.

Justin Bieber‘s collaboration in “Despacito” has kept it at the summit of the Hot 100 for 16 weeks now. Speculation is that the new Taylor Swift song will … shake it off … from the top spot next week. Bieber’s “Friends” with BloodPop skyrockets from #96 to #4.

For “Carnival Hearts”, Kayla Diamond is new on the Emerging Artists chart at #29.


12 Things to Know About This Week’s Charts, 22 August 2017

Many are in a frenzy with the announcement of a new Taylor Swift album and record companies are no doubt rescheduling releases away from November 10. The announcement from the gal who walked away from country music coincides with that of Country Music Television’s ceasing the play of music videos effective August 27. We don’t buy the assertion that video streaming is the culprit in dwindling viewership tuning in to watch MVs, interviews, and live performances. Radio stations haven’t thrown in the towel due to the existence of audio streaming. The real reason probably has more to do with the fact that showing broad-spectrum appeal programming like Terminator 2 and The Avengers makes more money for the avaricious suits.

Those savouring hat music can tune in to the CCMA awards Sep 10. The list of performers is now complete. See international cowboys Brett Young and Blake Shelton; female slayers Jess Moskaluke, Madeline Merlo, and Meghan Patrick; groups James Barker Band, High Valley, and The Washboard Union; and gents Dallas Smith, Chad Brownlee, Gord Bamford, Tim Hicks, Dean Brody, and Brett Kissel. 

And now, onto this week’s charts…

1. “Despacito” spends its 15th week at No. 1 tying Marc Ronson’s “Uptown Funk”. The record for the most weeks at the top of the Hot 100 is claimed by both The Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” and Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” at 16 weeks. “Despacito” has already slipped to #3 in Australia where Pink is more popular and #5 in Britain where Dua Lipa is all the rage.

2. “Reminding Me” by Shawn Hook spends its 16th week on the Hot 100. Music Canada recently certified it platinum which is the British Columbian’s second single to make the grade.

3. Three tracks by Canucks debut on the Hot 100: “Figures” by Jessie Reyez #95, “Friends” by Justin Bieber (& BloodPop) #96, and “Bend” by Ria Mae #100.

4. The aforementioned “Friends” by the Biebs debuts on Hot Digital Songs at #15.

5. 2Frères are #1 for song sales in Quebec with “Comme avant”. Tops at BDS continues to be Andréanne A. Malette’s “Fou”.

6. Shawn Mendes champions Hot 100 Airplay, Hot AC, and All-Format Airplay with “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back”.

7. SonReal enters the Emerging Canadian Artists chart at #16 thanks to some “Problems”.

8. Girl rock band The Beaches (not to be confused with Beaches) receives the Artist Spotlight feature in Nielsen Music’s newsletter. New single “Money” is bubbling under the Modern Rock airplay chart.

9. Madeline Merlo’s “Motel Flamingo” debuts on All-Format Airplay at #48.

10. “Despacito” featuring Justin Bieber is tops at CHR and his “Friends” debuts at the radio format at #36.

11. “Drop Me in the Water” by Our Lady Peace graces Rock Radio at #38.

12. Vancouver newcomer Shawn Austin ventures onto the Country charts with “Paradise Found” (#49) and Pembroke, ON’s Jason Blaine squeaks in at #50 c/o “Born to Love”.

20 Biggest Canadian Artist Franco Songs of Hot 100 Era

The Canadian Hot 100 debuted in mid-2007, and since that time 67 French-language songs by Canadian artists have made it onto the chart. Nielsen/Billboard’s particular tweaks to the criteria over the years do not seem to have fallen towards Franco song favour, as fewer tracks have made the chart since 2007. The last French language song to appear on the Billboard Hot 100 was Céline Dion’s “Encore Un Soir” which spent a week at the end of May 2016. In 2008, 14 Franco songs made the chart. We have ranked the songs using a points system in which we subtracted each weekly chart position from 101 and summed the results. We broke a tie by looking at which song had the higher peak position. The most successful song of all was “Toi+Moi” from the 2012 Star Académie finalists which shimmied up to #31 and spent 18 weeks on the chart. The success of some songs is difficult to assess. For example, Coeur de Pirate’s “Oublie Moi” had the Anglo version “Carry On” and presumably stats for both were counted together. We have included it nonetheless.

The Charts: Arcade Fire’s Everything Now Debuts at #1

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.

Chart Highlights 18 July 2017

“Despacito” featuring Justin Bieber spends its 10th week at the summit of the Billboard Hot 100. Reaching a new peak position on the chart is Shawn Mendes‘ “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” at #6. It is Shawn Hook, however, who is king of the Emerging Artists chart for the second week in a row with “Reminding Me” which is up to #31 on the Hot 100. Only 13 Canadian artist tracks (whether as the main or lone featured artist) sit on the chart this week.

No new Canadian artist albums debut within the Top 10; Broken Social Scene settles for the respectable #14 for latest album Hug of Thunder.

Most chart activity is happening with country this week. New in the All-Format Airplay Top 50 is Gord Bamford‘s “Living on Summertime” at #42 (see brand new MV below). He is followed by Jojo Mason and “Something to Wrap My Heart Around”, #43. Tim Hicks is up to #2 on the Country Airplay chart for his “Slide Over”. He is bettered only by Thomas Rhett. Washboard Union‘s “Shine” debuts on the chart at #45.

As promised, here’s a little dose of the Bamford:

New on the Charts: July 11, 2017

Four Canadian artist songs reach new peak positions on the Hot 100 this week. Virginia to Vegas‘ “Selfish” is up to #72, Hedley‘s “Love Again” #58, Shawn Hook‘s “Reminding Me” #34, and Drake‘s “Signs” #12.

The Icon series has put together a various Canadian artists compilation album of hits from the modern era called Canada 150. It debuts on the albums chart at #15.

Toronto’s Kayla Diamond was busy at law school when she submitted an original song to a contest. A win had her pursuing music full time. Her new song “Carnival Hearts” debuts at #35 on CHR radio, ahead of Kesha. Kayla is working on an album due out later this year with Cadence Music. She receives a feature in this week’s Nielsen Update newsletter. (See the song’s lyric video below).

Saskatchewan’s Jess Moskaluke, performing at this year’s CCMA awards gala, appears on the Country Radio chart with her new single “Kill You Love” (#48). She is followed by Ottawa’s River Town Saints whose “Woke Up Like This” debuts at #49. AC radio gives the nod to Vancouver’s Ashleigh Ball and “Crazy” (#31). Hot AC is bending for Nova Scotia’s Ria Mae; “Bend” debuts at #40.

Top 25 Canadian Digital Songs by Decade

From the 1960s, the top 25 Canadian artist digitally downloaded songs from that decade. Digital downloads began being tracked in 2005. Data from Nielsen / Billboard to end of 2016. More on the Canada 150 charts here.  More charts…


1 Steppenwolf BornTo Be Wild
2 Steppenwolf Magic Carpet Ride
3 The Band The Weight
4 Guess Who These Eyes
5 Joni Mitchell Both Sides Now
6 Leonard Cohen Suzanne
7 The Band Up On Cripple Creek
8 Irish Rovers The Unicorn
9 The Band The Night They Drove Old Dixie
10 Gordon Lightfoot Early Mornin’ Rain
11 Gordon Lightfoot Canadian Railroad Trilogy
12 Guess Who No Time
13 Stompin’ Tom Connors Bud The Spud
14 Anne Murray Snowbird
15 Stompin’ Tom Connors Sudbury Saturday Night
16 Steppenwolf The Pusher
17 Robert Charlebois Lindberg
18 Guess Who Undun
19 Gordon Lightfoot Song ForA Winter’s Night
20 Guess Who Laughing
21 Irish Rovers The Black Velvet Band
22 Hank Snow I’ve Been Everywhere
23 RobertCharlebois Les Ailes D’un Ange
24 Guy Lombardo Auld Lang Syne
25 Irish Rovers The Orange And The Green


1 Neil Young Heart Of Gold
2 Neil Young Old Man
3 Trooper We’re Here For A Good Time (Not A Long Time)
4 Stompin’ Tom Connors The Hockey Song
5 Trooper Raise A Little Hell
6 Gordon Lightfoot The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzge
7 Gordon Lightfoot Sundown
8 Guess Who American Woman
9 Bachman-Turner Overdrive You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
10 Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind
11 Bachman-Turner Overdrive Takin’ Care Of Business
12 Rush CloserTo The Heart
13 Trooper The Boys In The Bright White s
14 Stampeders Sweet City Woman
15 Neil Young Cinnamon Girl
16 Joni Mitchell Big Yellow Taxi
17 April Wine Tonite Is A Wonderful time to
18 Rush The Spirit Of Radio
19 Guess Who No Sugar Tonight /New Mother Nature
20 Chilliwack Fly At Night
21 Neil Young Hey Hey, MyMy (Into The Black
22 Nick Gilder Hot Child In The City
23 Bachman-Turner Overdrive Let It Ride
24 April Wine You Could Have Been A Lady
25 Neil Young Southern Man


1 Bryan Adams Summer Of ‘69
2 Tragically Hip New Orleans Is Sinking
3 Leonard Cohen Hallelujah
4 Blue Rodeo Try
5 Rush Tom Sawyer
6 Bryan Adams Heaven
7 Alannah Myles Black velvet
8 Tragically Hip Blow at high dough
9 Neil Young Rockin’ In The Free World
10 Tragically Hip 38 Years Old
11 Loverboy Turn Me Loose
12 Corey Hart Sunglasses At Night
13 Kim Mitchell Patio Lanterns
14 Loverboy Working For The Weekend
15 Glass Tiger Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)
16 Bryan Adams Run To You
17 Jeff Healey Band Angel Eyes
18 Bryan Adams Cuts Like A Knife
19 Tom Cochrane & Red Rider Big League
20 Rush Limelight
21 Kim Mitchell Go For Soda
22 Harlequin Innocence
23 Tragically Hip Boots Or Hearts
24 Aldo Nova Fantasy
25 Cowboy Junkies Sweet Jane


1 Sarah Mclachlan Angel
2 Tom Cochrane Life Is A Highway
3 Celine Dion My Heart Will Go On
4 Bryan Adams Everything I Do, I Do For You
5 Spirit Of The West Home For A Rest
6 Tragically Hip Wheat Kings
7 Shania Twain Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
8 Tragically Hip Bobcaygeon
9 Sarah Mclachlan I Will Remember You
10 Neil Young Harvest Moon
11 Tragically Hip Ahead By A Century
12 Blue Rodeo Lost Together
13 Barenaked Ladies If I Had $1,000,000
14 Celine Dion Because You Loved Me
15 Shania Twain Any Man Of Mine
16 Alanis Morissette You Oughta Know
17 Alanis Morissette Ironic
18 Great Big Sea Ordinary Day
19 Shania Twain You’re Still The One
20 Celine Dion The Power Of Love
21 Barenaked Ladies One Week
22 Great Big Sea When I’m Up (I Can’t Get Down)
23 Chantal Kreviazuk Feels Like Home
24 Blue Rodeo Hasn’t Hit Me Yet
25 Blue Rodeo 5 Days In May


1 Hedley Perfect
2 K’naan Wavin’ Flag
3 Nickelback Burn It To The Ground
4 Nickelback Rockstar
5 Deadmau5 Ghosts ‘N’ Stuff
6 Hedley For The Nights I Can’t Remember
7 Finger eleven Paralyzer
8 Nickelback Gotta Be Somebody
9 Karl Wolf Africa
10 Hedley Cha-Ching
11 Michael Buble Haven’t Met You Yet
12 Avril Lavigne Girlfriend
13 Down With Webster Your Man
14 Down With Webster Whoa Is Me
15 Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland Promiscuous
16 Nickelback If Today Was Your Last Day
17 Marianas Trench All To Myself
18 Kardinal Offishall Dangerous
19 Nickelback Photograph
20 Marianas Trench Cross My Heart
21 Drake feat. Eminem, Kanye West Forever
22 Daniel Powter Bad Day
23 Feist 1234
24 Billy Talent Rusted From The Rain
25 Michael Buble Home


1 Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell Blurred Lines
2 Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe
3 Classified feat. David Myles Inner Ninja
4 Justin Bieber Love Yourself
5 Justin Bieber Sorry
6 Hedley Kiss You Inside Out
7 The Weeknd Can’t Feel My Face
8 Magic! Rude
9 Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj Beauty And A Beast
10 Drake Feat. Wizkid & Kyla One Bance
11 Justin Bieber Boyfriend
12 Serena Ryder Stompa
13 Drake feat. Majid Jordan Hold On, We’re Going Home
14 Martin Solveig & Dragonette Hello
15 The Weeknd The Hills
16 Justin Bieber What Do You Mean?
17 Simple Plan Summer Paradise
18 Young Artists For Haiti Wavin’ Flag
19 Justin Bieber Feat. Big Sean As Long As You Love Me
20 Drake Hotline Bling
21 Shawn Mendes Stitches
22 Drake feat. Rihanna Take Care
23 Kiesza Hideaway
24 Justin Bieber feat. Ludacris Baby
25 The Weeknd Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)

Top 150 Overall Selling Canadian Artists

Top 150 overall Canadian artists by physical and digital sales according to Nielsen / Billboard. The Nielsen SoundScan era began with physical sales in 1996 with digital added in 2005. Data is up to the end of 2016. More on the Canada 150 charts here.  More charts…

1 Celine Dion
2 Shania Twain
3 Michael Buble
4 The Tragically Hip
5 Sarah McLachlan
6 Nickelback
7 Diana Krall
8 Avril Lavigne
9 Our Lady Peace
10 Bryan Adams
11 Justin Bieber
12 Leonard Cohen
13 Neil Young
14 Blue Rodeo
15 Barenaked Ladies
16 Great Big Sea
17 Johnny Reid
18 Alanis Morissette
19 Francois Perusse
20 Loreena McKennitt
21 Jann Arden
22 Nelly Furtado
23 Amanda Marshall
24 Isabelle Boulay
25 Matthew Good/Matthew Good Band
26 Rush
27 Billy Talent
28 M.C. Mario
29 Hedley
30 Eric Lapointe
31 Sum 41
32 Anne Murray
33 Simple Plan
34 Drake
35 The Tea Party
36 Ginette Reno
37 Les Cowboys Fringants
38 Jean Leloup
39 Daniel Desnoyers
40 Three Days Grace
41 Roch Voisine
42 Sylvain Cossette
43 Arcade Fire
44 City And Colour
45 Kevin Parent
46 Mes Aieux
47 Jesse Cook
48 Colin James
49 Daniel Belanger
50 Moist

51 Chantal Kreviazuk
52 Garou
53 Gordon Lightfoot
54 Patrick Norman
55 Paul Brandt
56 k.d. lang
57 Feist
58 Bruno Pelletier
59 Sam Roberts/Sam Roberts Band
60 Pierre Lapointe
61 Marie-Elaine Thibert
62 Raffi
63 Terri Clark
64 Metric
65 Marie-Mai
66 Guess Who
67 Theory Of A Deadman
68 Lynda Lemay
69 Joni Mitchell
70 The Rankin Family
71 Alexisonfire
72 Ariane Moffatt
73 Sloan
74 Finger Eleven
75 Mario Pelchat
76 The Tenors/Canadian Tenors
77 Marie-Chantal Toupin
78 Big Sugar
79 Gregory Charles
80 Prozzak
81 La Chicane
82 The Weeknd
83 Swollen Members
84 Fred Pellerin
85 Nicola Ciccone
86 Lara Fabian
87 Les Trois Accords
88 Richard Desjardins
89 Kain
90 Marianas Trench
91 Deadmau5
92 Les Colocs
93 Holly Cole
94 John McDermott
95 Andre Gagnon
96 Coeur De Pirate
97 Bobby Bazini
98 David Usher
99 Tegan And Sara
100 K-OS

101 La Bottine Souriante
102 Maxime Landry
103 Headstones
104 Bif Naked
105 Harmonium
106 Angele Dubeau
107 Sarah Harmer
108 Dany Bedar
109 Rufus Wainwright
110 Ima
111 Stompin’ Tom Connors
112 Oscar Peterson
113 I Mother Earth
114 Serena Ryder
115 George Canyon
116 Bachman-Turner Overdrive
117 Big Wreck
118 Steppenwolf
119 The Trews
120 Leahy
121 Corb Lund/Corb Lund Band
122 Delerium
123 Vincent Vallieres
124 The Band
125 Jean-Pierre Ferland
126 54.40
127 Paul Daraiche
128 Laurence Jalbert
129 Marc Hervieux
130 Georges Hamel
131 Bran Van 3000
132 Default
133 Trooper
134 Claude Dubois
135 Beau Dommage
136 Annie Villeneuve
137 Patrick Watson
138 Marie Michele Desrosiers
139 Philosopher Kings
140 The Moffatts
141 Paul Anka
142 Florence K.
143 Bruce Cockburn
144 The Lost Fingers
145 Felix Leclerc
146 Sky
147 Alain Lefevre
148 Treble Charger
149 April Wine
150 Pascale Picard

Top 150 Canadian Albums

Top 150 overall Canadian albums by physical and digital sales according to Nielsen / Billboard. The Nielsen SoundScan era began with physical sales in 1996 with digital added in 2005. Data is up to the end of 2016. More on the Canada 150 charts here.  More charts…

1 Shania Twain Come On Over
2 Celine Dion Let’s Talk About Love
3 Shania Twain Up!
4 Sarah McLachlan Surfacing
5 Avril Lavigne Let Go
6 Celine Dion All The Way – A Decade Of Song
7 Michael Buble Christmas
8 Our Lady Peace Clumsy
9 Celine Dion Falling Into You
10 Celine Dion These Are Special Times
11 Michael Buble It’s Time
12 Nickelback Silver Side Up
13 Shania Twain Greatest Hits
14 Diana Krall The Look Of Love
15 Nickelback All The Right Reasons
16 Amanda Marshall Amanda Marshall
17 Celine Dion A New Day Has Come
18 Avril Lavigne Under My Skin
19 Sarah McLachlan Afterglow
20 Nickelback Dark Horse
21 Nelly Furtado Loose
22 The Tragically Hip Up To Here
23 Michael Buble Crazy Love
24 Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill
25 Nickelback Long Road
26 Michael Buble Michael Buble
27 Nelly Furtado Whoa, Nelly
28 Michael Buble Call Me Irresponsible
29 Shania Twain The Woman In Me
30 Bryan Adams Unplugged
31 Sarah McLachlan Mirror Ball
32 The Tragically Hip Phantom Power
33 Loreena McKennitt Book Of Secrets
34 The Tragically Hip Live Between Us
35 Great Big Sea Play
36 Simple Plan Still Not Getting Any
37 Billy Talent Billy Talent
38 The Tragically Hip Fully Completely
39 Moist Creature
40 Various Artists Star Academie
41 Alanis Morissette Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
42 The Tragically Hip Yer Favourites
43 Celine Dion Taking Chances
44 Avril Lavigne Best Damn Thing
45 Diana Krall When I Look In Your Eyes
46 Our Lady Peace Happiness…
47 Billy Talent Billy Talent II
48 Blue Rodeo Greatest Hits Vol. 1
49 Bryan Adams Best Of Me
50 Diana Krall Christmas Songs

51 Sarah McLachlan Wintersong
52 Sum 41 All Killer No Filler
53 Justin Bieber Purpose
54 Matthew Good Band Beautiful Midnight
55 Diana Krall Live In Paris
56 Garou Seul
57 Diana Krall Love Scenes
58 Barenaked Ladies Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits
59 Prozzak Hot Show By Prozzak
60 Justin Bieber My World 2.0
61 Gregory Charles I Think Of You
62 Celine Dion One Heart
63 Three Days Grace One-X
64 Neil Young Greatest Hits
65 Barenaked Ladies Stunt
66 Mes Aieux En Famille
67 Justin Bieber Under The Mistletoe
68 The Tragically Hip Road Apples
69 Amanda Marshall Tuesday’s Child
70 Marie-Elaine Thibert Marie-Elaine Thibert
71 Celine Dion Loved Me Back To Life
72 Claude Dubois Duos Dubois
73 Feist Reminder
74 Les Cowboys Fringants La Grand-Messe
75 Diana Krall Girl In The Other Room
76 The Tragically Hip Trouble At The Henhouse
77 Celine Dion Sans Attendre
78 Kevin Parent Grand Parleur
79 Hedley Hedley
80 Simple Plan No Pads No Helmets..Just Balls
81 Matthew Good Band Underdogs
82 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace
83 Johnny Reid Dance With Me
84 Nickelback Here And Now
85 Johnny Reid A Place Called Love
86 Leonard Cohen More Best Of
87 Our Lady Peace Gravity
88 Johnny Reid Kicking Stones
89 Justin Bieber My World
90 Celine Dion Live A Paris
91 Ginette Reno Fais-Moi De La Tendresse
92 The Tea Party Transmission
93 Marie Michele Desrosiers Noel
94 Sam Roberts We Were Born In A Flame
95 Justin Bieber Believe
96 Jann Arden Happy?
97 Anne Murray Duets, Friends & Legends
98 Sarah McLachlan Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
99 Eric Lapointe A L’ombre De L’ange
100 Sum 41 Chuck

101 Great Big Sea Up
102 Ginette Reno Un Grand Noel D’amour
103 Jann Arden Greatest Hurts: The Best Of
104 Arcade Fire The Suburbs
105 La Chicane En Catimini
106 Isabelle Boulay Mieux Qu’ici Bas
107 Les Trois Accords Gros Mammoth Album
108 Isabelle Boulay Etats D’amour
109 Chantal Kreviazuk Colour Moving And Still
110 Maxime Landry Vox Pop
111 Our Lady Peace Spiritual Machines
112 Leahy Leahy
113 The Tragically Hip Music @ Work
114 Drake Views
115 Roch Voisine Kissing Rain
116 Drake Take Care
117 Hedley Famous Last Words
118 Arcade Fire Funeral
119 Celine Dion My Love – Essential Collection
120 Neil Young Harvest
121 Kevin Parent Pigeon D’argile
122 The Tea Party Trip Tych
123 k.d. lang Hymns Of The 49th Parallel
124 Celine Dion D’elles
125 Michael Buble Let It Snow
126 Bryan Adams 18 Till I Die
127 Bryan Adams Anthology
128 Kain Nulle Part Ailleurs
129 Francois Perusse L’album Du Peuple-Tome 5
130 Billy Talent III
131 Nickelback State
132 Chantal Kreviazuk Under These Rocks And Stones
133 Bryan Adams On A Day Like Today
134 Johnny Reid Christmas
135 Sky Piece Of Paradise
136 Big Wreck In Loving Memory Of…
137 Sum 41 Does This Look Infected?
138 Daniel Belanger Rever Mieux
139 Bruno Pelletier Miserere
140 Hedley The Show Must Go
141 Fred Pellerin Silence
142 The Weeknd Beauty Behind The Madness
143 City And Colour Sometimes
144 Canadian Tenors The Perfect Gift
145 Johnny Reid Christmas Gift To You
146 Nelly Furtado Folklore
147 Great Big Sea Turn
148 Our Lady Peace Naveed
149 Michael Buble To Be Loved
150 Celine Dion S’il Suffisait D’aimer

Top 150 Canadian Streaming Songs

Top 150 Canadian artist streamed songs according to Nielsen / Billboard from the Digital Download era (2005-2017). More on the Canada 150 charts here.  More charts…

1 Justin Bieber Sorry
2 Justin Bieber What Do You Mean?
3 The Weeknd Feat. Daft Punk Starboy
4 Drake Feat. WizKid & Kyla One Dance
5 Justin Bieber Love Yourself
6 The Weeknd The Hills
7 Drake Hotline Bling
8 The Weeknd Can’t Feel My Face
9 Shawn Mendes Stitches
10 Shawn Mendes Treat You Better
11 Drake Feat. Rihanna Too Good
12 Magic! Rude
13 Drake & Future Jumpman
14 The Weeknd Often
15 The Weeknd Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
16 Drake Feat. Popcaan Controlla
17 Drake Fake Love
18 Alessia Cara Here
19 Alessia Cara Wild Things
20 Tory Lanez Luv
21 Drake Feat. Jay Z & Kanye West Pop Style
22 Drake Energy
23 Ruth B. Lost Boy
24 Justin Bieber Company
25 Alessia Cara Scars To Your Beautiful
26 Shawn Mendes Mercy
27 Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe
28 Justin Bieber I’ll Show You
29 Drake Back To Back
30 The Weeknd Feat. Daft Punk I Feel It Coming
31 Drake Started From The Bottom
32 Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello I Know What You Did Last Summer
33 Celine Dion My Heart Will Go On
34 The Weeknd Party Monster
35 Tory Lanez Say It
36 The Weeknd In The Night
37 Drake Summer Sixteen
38 Drake 0 To 100/the Catch Up
39 Belly Feat. The Weeknd Might Not
40 Coleman Hell 2 Heads
41 Carly Rae Jepsen I Really Like You
42 Drake Feat. Majid Jordan Hold On, We’re Going Home
43 Kiesza Hideaway
44 Drake Still Here
45 The Strumbellas Spirits
46 Partynextdoor Not Nice
47 Robin Thicke Feat. T.I. + Pharrell Blurred Lines
48 Drake Child’s Play
49 Partynextdoor Feat. Drake Come And See Me
50 Drake Feat. 21 Savage Sneakin’

51 Justin Bieber Feat. Ludacris Baby
52 Shawn Mendes Something Big
53 The Weeknd Reminder
54 Shawn Mendes Life Of The Party
55 Drake Headlines
56 Drake Hype
57 Three Days Grace Animal I Have Become
58 Drake Know Yourself
59 Drake Worst Behavior
60 DVBBS & Borgeous Tsunami
61 Drake Feat. Partynextdoor With You
62 Drake Feat. Rihanna Take Care
63 Justin Bieber Beauty And A Beat
64 Drake Feat. Future Grammys
65 The Weeknd Wicked Games
66 Drake & Future Big Rings
67 Alessia Cara How Far I’ll Go
68 Shawn Hook Sound Of Your Heart
69 Coleman Hell Fireproof
70 Partynextdoor Feat. Drake Recognize
71 Drake Feel No Ways
72 Justin Bieber Feat. Halsey The Feeling
73 Drake Legend
74 Three Days Grace (i Hate) Everything About You
75 The Weeknd False Alarm
76 The Weeknd Acquainted
77 Hedley Lose Control
78 The Weeknd Feat. Kendrick Lamar Sidewalks
79 Drake 10 Bands
80 Drake Feat. Lil Wayne The Motto
81 Drake Right Hand
82 Sarah McLachlan Angel
83 Justin Bieber Purpose
84 Drake 9
85 Justin Bieber Boyfriend
86 Hedley Hello
87 SonReal Can I Get A Witness
88 The Weeknd Tell Your Friends
89 The Weeknd Six Feet Under
90 Justin Bieber Mark My Words
91 Dean Brody Bring Down The House
92 Justin Bieber Mistletoe
93 Nelly Furtado Promiscuous
94 Drake Fire & Desire
95 Avril Lavigne When You’re Gone
96 Drake U With Me?
97 Drake Marvin’s Room
98 Justin Bieber Feat. Big Sean No Pressure
99 Justin Bieber Feat. Travis Scott No Sense
100 Justin Bieber Feat. Big Sean As Long As You Love Me

101 Drake Feat. 2 Chainz & Big Sean All Me
102 Ria Mae Clothes Off
103 Drake Weston Road Flows
104 DVBBS X CMC$ Feat. Gia Koka Not Going Home
105 The Weeknd Feat. Ed Sheeran Dark Times
106 Finger Eleven Paralyzer
107 Michael Buble It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
108 Drake Over
109 Keys N Krates Dum Dee Dum
110 Justin Bieber Life Is Worth Living
111 Drake Redemption
112 Three Days Grace Pain
113 Drake & Future Diamonds Dancing
114 Nickelback Burn It To The Ground
115 Bryan Adams Summer Of ‘69
116 Drake Tuesday
117 Drake Feat. Jhene Aiko From Time
118 Walk Off The Earth Rule The World
119 The Weeknd Rockin’
120 Celine Dion Because You Loved Me
121 Drake Keep The Family Close
122 Shawn Mendes Never Be Alone
123 Drake Feat. Pimp C & Dvsn Faithful
124 deadmau5 Feat. Rob Swire Ghosts ‘n Stuff
125 Alx Veliz Dancing Kizomba
126 Avril Lavigne Complicated
127 Drake Best I Ever Had
128 Virginia To Vegas Lights Out
129 Hedley Crazy For You
130 The Weeknd High For This
131 Drake 6 God
132 The Weeknd Secrets
133 Shania Twain Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
134 The Weeknd True Colors
135 Michael Buble Duet W/Shania Twain & Shy’M White Christmas
136 The Tragically Hip Bobcaygeon
137 Three Days Grace Never Too Late
138 Drake Feat. The Weeknd Crew Love
139 Belly Ballerina
140 The Weeknd Die For You
141 Roy Wood$ Feat. Drake Drama
142 Three Days Grace Riot
143 Avril Lavigne Girlfriend
144 Thousand Foot Krutch Courtesy Call
145 Drake Views
146 Justin Bieber Children
147 Nav Feat. The Weeknd Some Way
148 Marianas Trench One Love
149 Drake Feat. Lil Wayne Hyfr (hell Yeah F*****g Right)
150 The Weeknd Feat. Future All I Know