Top 100 Singles of 2001 in Canada (Unofficial)

From the Niesen SoundScan charts, we have created a Top 100 singles in Canada for the year 2001. It is important to note that it is unofficial.

As a number of singles continued to sell well for many years, for this 2001 chart, we removed songs released prior to 2000 with the exception of Delerium’s “Silence” (1999) as it grew in popularity from a number of remixes over the period. This chart does not represent radio airplay but strictly the week to week sales of CD singles in Canada. A number of popular songs on the radio were not released as singles, availability was limited, or Canadians opted to buy the full album rather than the single. Thus, take this chart with a grain of salt. It is a snapshot view of the relative popularity of CD single purchases through the calendar year of 2001. We determined the rankings by a points system, taking each weekly Top 40 position, subtracting it from 41, and tallying the results. For example, if a song was in the Top 40 for two weeks in the year, first at #1 and then #31, its points would be 41-1+41-31=50.

From this, we can say that Destiny’s Child had the biggest song of 2001 (in terms of CD singles sales) with “Survivor”. The top Canadian artist song was Delerium’s “Silence” featuring Sarah McLachlan followed closely by Sugar Jones’ “Days Like That”. Eleven of the Top 100 are from Canadians. We have bolded the artists’ names in red.

RANK TITLE ARTIST
1 Survivor Destiny’s Child
2 Elevation U2
3 Lady/Hear Me Tonight Modjo
4 What It Feels Like For a Girl Madonna
5 Pop NSYNC
6 Sandstorm Darude
7 S*** On You D12
8 Silence Delerium
9 Days Like That Sugar Jones
10 Pyramid Song Radiohead
11 Music Madonna
12 Don’t Tell Me Madonna
13 One More Time Daft Punk
14 Fill Me In Craig David
15 Walk On U2
16 Knives Out Radiohead
17 Desert Rose/Brand New Day Sting
19 Let’s Get Married Jagged Edge
20 O Canada Fabian/Foster
21 South Side Moby
22 Beautiful Day U2
23 Independent Woman Destiny’s Child
24 Get Over Yourself Eden’s Crush
25 Bootylicious Destiny’s Child
26 Astounded Bran Van 3000
27 Dream On Depeche Mode
28 Butterfly Crazy Town
29 Played-A-Live Safri Duo
30 Love Doesn’t Cost a Thing Jennifer Lopez
31 Shape of My Heart The Backstreet Boys
32 Hampsterdance Song Hampton the Hampster
33 Around the World ATC
34 Money Jelleestone
35 Hero Enrique Iglesias
36 Feel the Beat Darude
37 Lovin’ Each Day Ronan Keating
38 All For You Janet Jackson
39 No Means No Ricky J
40 Thank You Dido
41 I Want Love Elton John
43 You Rock My World Michael Jackson
44 I Won’t Be Home For Xmas Blink-182
45 Whiter Shade of Pale Sarah Brightman
46 Nobody Wants to Be Lonely Ricky Martin
47 Stuck in a Moment U2
48 Loverboy Mariah Carey
49 Crystal New Order
50 It Began in Afrika Chemical Brothers
51 I’m Real Jennifer Lopez
52 Jaded Aerosmith
53 Play Jennifer Lopez
54 I Don’t Believe In You Joee
55 Someone to Call My Lover Janet Jackson
56 New Year’s Dub Musique Vs. U2
57 Liquid Dreams O-Town
58 It’s Raining Men Geri Halliwell
59 Where the Party At? Jagged Edge
60 Itch Vitamin C
61 L’amour Toujours Gigi D’Agostino
62 All or Nothing O-Town
63 He Loves U Not Dream
64 H*** Pipe Weezer
65 In a Beautiful Place… Boards of Canada
66 From a Lover to a Friend Paul McCartney
67 Relax Keoki
68 It’s Over Now One Twelve
69 Fiesta R. Kelly
70 Little L Jamiroquai
71 Jonathan David Belle & Sebastian
72 Rapture IIO
73 B.O.B. Outkast
74 Completely Serial Joe
75 And Then There Was Silence Blind Guardian
76 Hit ‘Em Up Style Blu Cantrell
77 Slave 4 U Britney Spears
79 Imitation of Life R.E.M.
80 U Remind Me Usher
81 She Bangs Ricky Martin
82 He Wasn’t Man Enough Toni Braxton
84 Lady Marmalade Christina Aguilera
85 Castles In the Sky Ian Van Dahl
86 Only Time Enya
87 Get UR Freak On Missy Elliott
88 Star Spangled Banner Whitney Houston
90 Stutter Joe
91 Music’s No Good… Cher
92 Drowning The Backstreet Boys
93 Receiver New Deal
94 Romeo Basement Jaxx
95 Holler/Let Love Lead… The Spice Girls
96 Pigin Poetry Bjork
97 Everybody Wants to Be… Snow
98 Emotions Destiny’s Child
99 I Feel Loved Depeche Mode
100 Irresistible Jessica Simpson

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3 Canadians Break into iTunes Top 10 with New Songs

If a member of generation x out of touch with current music took a look at the iTunes Top 10 right now, he might get excited declaring that there is a brand new song by The Cure called “Lady Gaga”. The big news last week was the battle of Britain in which Harry Styles’ “Sign of the Times” attempted to unseat fellow Englishman Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You”. Now we have fellow Canucks placing new songs in the elite deck. Shawn Mendes has released a deluxe version of his 2016 album Illuminate. New track “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” is selling like hotcakes. Justin Bieber is still hot since album Purpose and his collaborations with the crafters of EDM. His latest venture is as a featured vocalist in “Despacito”. It is a remix of a song from Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee. And, no Despacito was not recorded in Canada’s other official language. It’s a Spanish language song. Fonsi and Yankee are from Puerto Rico. So, how are the new tracks doing? Well Shawn Mendes is as of this writing at #8 and the Biebs is #1. But if your eyes don’t deceive you, there’s something else going on around here. The Weeknd? Yes. He is featured in a brand new song by Lana Del Rey called “Lust For Life” and it’s at #6. “Stay” by Alessia Cara and Zedd is holding at #10.

Chart Highlights for April 18, 2017

ALBUMS CHART

While most albums achieve their peak position at their debut on the charts these days, it is not so for Mario Pelchat. With his beautiful album Agnus Dei, the platinum, 4-time JUNO nominee and gifted vocalist first leapt from #23 to #9, and now this week climbs higher on the albums chart to #5.

THE HOT 100

Nothing much to report on the definitive chart this week. Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” is the song to beat, spending its 14th week at the summit. Even his fellow Englishman Harry Styles failed to dethrone him with “Sign of the Times” (#6).

EMERGING ARTISTS

Knocking at door #18 thanks to the new single, we find Arkells. Nielsen music shines the artist spotlight on DYLN this week who is busy on a radio tour promoting her new single “Better Things”. DYLN is originally from Vancouver Island.

AIRPLAY CHARTS

New Canadian artist entries in the All-Format Top 50 are Scott Helman‘s “Kinda Complicated” (#43), Drake‘s “Passionfruit” (#46), and Alyssa Reid‘s “Badlands” (#47). The aforementioned “Knocking at the Door” by Arkells debuts in rock radio at #32. New at country radio are Tim Hicks‘ “Slide Over” (#43) and Alee‘s “When I Do” (#50).

TOP FRANCO MUSIC

The longstanding Franco airplay number one, Patrice Michaud’s “Kamikaze,” has been unseated by Andréanne A. Malette‘s folk song “Fou”. She’s from Granby and was a finalist in the 2012 season of Star Academy. In terms of digital downloads of tracks, Safia Nolin takes the cake with “La laideur”. Regarding album sales, the aforementioned Agnus Dei by Mario Pelchat et les Prêtres is tops. Bear in mind, the data is for the province of Quebec only, not Canada wide.

CANADIAN HITS ABROAD

“Stay” by Alessia Cara and Germany’s Zedd has been liked more Down Under than in the Great White North. It peaked at #3, and at #5 this week, continues as the top entry on the Australian chart involving a Canadian artist. At home, the song reached a peak last week at #9, down a notch to #10 this week. In Britain, it achieves a new peak position this week at #8. Currently however, the Brits have a passion for Drake‘s “Passionfruit” which is at #5 having attained a peak at #3 previously. Americans prefer “Stay” over “Passionfruit”, though the former is slightly less popular than in the other Anglo markets reaching a new peak at #14 this week.

Chart News April 11, 2017: Dallas Smith is #1!

The big news regarding this week’s charts is that Dallas Smith has scored his third number one single at country radio. Bolstered by a powerhouse performance at the 2017 JUNO Awards gala, “Side Effects” dethrones Jason Aldean from the top spot becoming the biggest country hit in the land. Congratulations Dallas!

The Hot 100 this week sees a new chart peak for Alessia Cara’s collaboration with Zedd, “Stay,” no doubt boosted by her performance at the JUNO Awards, an event that attracted 1.2 million viewers. There are two new entries this week that involve homegrown artists. “Come Closer” by WizKid featuring Drake debuts at #68 and Walk Off the Earth’s “Fire in My Soul” burns up to #95. The top Canadian artist entry on the Hot 100 continues to be Drake’s “Passionfruit” though it slips from #2 to #7.

At #10, the aforementioned “Stay” is the top digital song involving a Canadian. The song can be heard everywhere except among United Airlines staff. The Weeknd’s “I Feel It Coming” stays at #2 on Hot 100 Airplay, #1 on Emerging Artists for the 4th week, #2 on All-Format Airplay, #3 on CHR, #5 on AC. On Hot AC it’s all Alessia Cara, as “Scars to Your Beautiful” leaps 3 notches to #2. Mother Mother continues as the top Canadian act at Rock fixed at #5.

No Canadian albums debut in the Top 25 this week. More Life by Drake spends its third week at #1.

Canadian Chart Highlights: April 4, 2017

The NHL may no longer have a passion for the Winter Olympics, perhaps because Gary Bettman’s country is tired of losing to Team Canada, but fruity Toronto urbanist Drake has “Passionfruit” continuing on as the top Canadian artist entry on the Billboard Hot 100 at #2. PartyNextDoor, alias of Mississauga’s Jahron Anthony Brathwaite, enjoys a feature on Zayn’s “Still Got Time” which debuts on the chart at #22. Zayne of course was a member of now defunct British Isles group One Direction. The song enters the Hot Digital Songs chart at #15. “Stay” by Alessia Cara and Zedd, which was performed at the JUNO Awards on Sunday, is tops for a Canadian artist track on that chart at #11 while Hot 100 Airplay prefers The Weeknd’s “I Feel It Coming” at #2. “Wild One” by Lucky Rose featuring Tep No is new on the Emerging Artists chart at #27. Portfolio by Canadian artist Genevieve Leclerc lands at #8 on the Top Albums chart. Agnus Dei by Mario Pelchat & Les Pretres vaults from #23 into the top 10 at #9. Drake’s More Life spends its second week at #1. In terms of airplay format charts, the aforementioned “I Feel It Coming” by The Weeknd takes top Canadian artist honours at All Format (#2), CHR (#3), AC (#5), and Hot AC (#4). Rock prefers Mother Mother (#5) while Country opts for Dallas Smith (#5) for “Side Effects” which he performed at the JUNOs.

Chart and JUNO News: March 28, 2017

The JUNO awards are getting feisty. In this case, we’re talkin’ (Leslie) Feist. Question: how may JUNO Awards has Feist won? One? Two? Three? Four? The answer might surprise you. She’s won 10 trophies! The multiplatinum, eclectic artist from Calgary will apply her scratchy vocals in a JUNO gala tribute to the late, great Leonard Cohen. Organizers have also announced that Buffy Sainte-Marie, Chantal Kreviazuk, Jazz Cartier, Jim Cuddy, and Sam Roberts Band will be among the presenters at the 2.5-hour broadcast from Ottawa April 2, i.e. this Sunday! Yes, time flies.

The charts are out this week. The big news is that Drake’s new album More Life is #1 and supplies a batch of songs that have infiltrated the Hot 100, including “Passionfruit” at #2. Vincent Vallières’ Le temps des vivants debuts on the albums chart at #10. Besides the usual players, three newbies find themselves burrowing into the emerging artists chart: Jahkoy’s “California Heaven” #27, River Town Saints’ “Bonfire” #28, and James Barker Band’s “Chills” #29. Nielsen features Saskatchewan country artist Samara Yung for single “Scared Enough” in its artist spotlight this week.

Marching Forward with Chart and JUNO News

Not much activity on the Canadian charts this week. “I Feel It Coming” by The Weeknd is now the top Canadian artist entry on the Hot 100 and a new Top 10 hit (#10). The Beauty and the Beast soundtrack which includes song “How Does a Moment Last Forever” from Céline Dion debuts on the albums chart at #7. The Road Hammers’ “Crazy About You” debuts at #49 on Country Airplay and Walk Off the Earth floats onto AC with “Fire in My Soul” (#34).

For those who remember the hit (I’ve got) “The Power” from German group Snap Circa 1990, the JUNO dinner and awards preceding the big televised gala the following night, can claim some power. During this SOCAN-sponsored off-camera affair, 34 of the trophies will be given out, interspersed with performances by Daniel Caesar, Jess Moskaluke, Koriass, William Prince, and Neon Dreams. Funny lady Jessie Crookshank is taking a break from emcee duties this year to celebrate April Fools Day; the event will be hosted by CBC Q man Tom Power. It will be live-streamed online April 1.

Canadian Chart Highlights: March 14, 2017

The Hot 100

Ed Sheeran ups the number one streak of “Shape of You” to nine weeks. With the release of his new album Divide, all 16 tracks appeared on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 this week. Lorde’s “Green Light” debuts at #9. The Weeknd’s “Starboy” is the top Canadian artist entry at #11. Coleman Hell’s “Devotion” debuts on the chart at #98.

Used to compile the Hot 100 is Hot Digital Songs and Hot 100 Airplay. On both charts, Ed Sheeran continues the reign with “Shape of You”. At Digital, Alessia Cara’s collaborative single “Stay” drops from #5 last week to #12. At Airplay, the top Canadian artist entry is The Weeknd’s “I Feel It Coming” remaining at #2.

Albums

Ed Sheeran’s Divide enters Billboard Canadian Albums at #1 with 75,000 consumption units. By comparison, Drake’s Views nabbed 110,000 units in its first week of release. In terms of pure album sales, Divide sold 60,000 copies, the highest total since Céline Dion’s Encore un soir. And in terms of streaming, Divide received 23 million, the highest since The Weeknd’s Starboy racked up 27 million. The latter album is the top by a Canadian this week at #3.

Emerging Canadian Artists

The Weeknd spends his 24th week at #1 with “Starboy”. NAV places three new tracks in the Top 30: “Good for It”, “Lonely”, and “NAV”.

This week, Nielsen shines the artist spotlight on western Canadian artist Leeroy Stagger whose “I Want It All” entered rock airplay at #34. Stagger, active since 2002, will be releasing new album Love Versus in April.

Canadian Airplay Charts

As it was last week, Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” crowns All-Format, CHR, AC, and Hot AC airplay. Rock radio is “Still Breathing” thanks to Green Day, and Country Radio likes things “Fast” via Luke Bryan.

“I Feel It Coming” by The Weeknd is tops for Canadian artists at All-Format (#2) and CHR (#3). AC prefers “Let Me Love You” featuring Justin Bieber at #4. Hot AC is going for Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful” at #2. Mother Mother is tops at Rock radio for “The Drugs”. Dallas Smith’s “Side Effects” is boss at Country radio sitting at #8.

Canadian Franco

According to Nielsen, the top Franco song at radio continues to be “Kamikaze” by Patrice Michaud. The latter’s Almanach is the best-selling Franco album. As far as digital tracks go, “Vivre en amour” by Luc Cousineau. Bear in mind that the data is from the province of Quebec only, not Canada wide.

Canadian Artist Songs Big Internationally

At #38, Alessia Cara’s “Stay” with Zedd is the top entry involving a Canadian artist on the UK charts this week. It is tops in Australia as well doing nicely at #9. “I Feel It Coming” by The Weeknd is preferred in the United States, at #12 this week.

Canadian Chart Highlights: March 7, 2017

The Hot 100

On this week’s Hot 100, Eddie S.’s “Shape of You” spends its 8th week at number one. A sudden burst of collaborative singles dominates the top 10 but none have been able to dethrone the ditty of Sheeran. Speaking of collaborative singles, the latest involves a Canadian artist. “Stay” by Russian-German EDM maker Zedd and Ontario’s Alessia Cara debuts on the chart at #10. This is the highest position either artist has ever achieved on the chart. The top Canadian artist entry on the Hot 100 though remains The Weeknd’s “Starboy” at #9 this week. The Toronto R&B star is featured in Future’s “Comin’ Out Strong” which debuts at #43. Canadian actor Ryan Gosling can add pop star to his resume, as “City of Stars” with Emma Stone makes the Hot 100 at #89. The song is of course from Oscar winning motion picture La La Land.

Used to compile the Hot 100 is Hot Digital Songs and Hot 100 Airplay. On both charts, Ed Sheeran continues the reign with “Shape of You”. Alessia Cara’s aforementioned collaborative single “Stay” enters Digital Songs at #5, the top Canadian artist entry this week. The Weeknd’s “I Feel It Coming” is highest for Canadian artists on Hot 100 Airplay at #2.

Albums

Hndrxx by U.S. rapper Future, alias of Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, is #1 on the albums chart. His Canadian counterpart NAV, from the Toronto district of Rexdale, debuts on the chart at #5 with his eponymous LP. Landing by Beyries and Blue Ceilings by The Franklin Electric make the Top 25 at #21 and #25 respectively.

Emerging Canadian Artists

The Weeknd, still considered an emerging artist at this stage, spends his 23rd week at #1 with “Starboy”. The aforementioned NAV enters the Top 30 with two tracks: “Up” #24 and “Myself” #26.

This week, Nielsen shines the artist spotlight on May Wells, formerly with band The Garlics. As a soloist, she has entered the Adult Contemporary Airplay chart at #36 with “We All Want Love”. She will be performing during Canadian Music Week in Toronto in April.

Canadian Airplay Charts

Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” crowns All-Format, CHR, AC, and Hot AC airplay. Rock radio is “Still Breathing” thanks to Green Day, and Country Radio prefers a “Better Man” provided by Little Big Town. “I Feel It Coming” by The Weeknd is tops for Canadian artists at All-Format (#2) and CHR (#3). Both AC and Hot AC prefer Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful” (#4 and #2 respectively). Rock radio is on the “Highway” thanks to Orillia, Ontario’s Bleeker at #4. Country radio is spending some “Time” with Dean Brody, #7 this week.

Canadian Franco

According to Nielsen, the top Franco song at radio continues to be “Kamikaze” by Patrice Michaud. The remix of “Ça se danse” by King Melrose is at #2 and Marc Dupré’s “Du bonheur dans les étoiles” at #3.

In terms of sales, the #1 single is “Je pars à l’autre bout du monde” by Beyries followed by “Marine marchande” by Les Cowboys Fringants, and at #3 is 2Frères’ “M’aimerais-tu pareil?”.

The best-selling Franco album continues to be Almanach by Patrice Michaud followed by Nous autres by 2Frères and Various Artists’ Nos plus beaux souvenirs. Bear in mind that the data is from the province of Quebec only, not Canada wide.

Canadian Artist Songs Big Internationally

On the official UK chart, which gets published every Friday at 11 a.m. Pacific Time, the top entry by a Canadian artist currently is “I Feel It Coming” by The Weeknd at #23. It peaked on the chart at #9. Australians prefer “Stay” by Alessia Cara and Zedd at #16. The latter debuted on the UK chart at #33 and on the US Hot 100 at #28. Americans give the nod to The Weeknd this week for “I Feel It Coming” at #11.

Canadian Chart Highlights: February 21, 2017

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The Hot 100

Spending its 6th week on top of the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 is Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” which may have to grapple in the coming weeks with Katy Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm” debuting on the chart at #3. The Weeknd’s “Starboy” remains king of CanCon, at #7 this week. He is challenging himself with “I Feel It Coming” which reaches a new peak position of #11. A new peak is also achieved by DVBBS for “Not Going Home”, #58. New on the chart is “Some Way” by NAV which features The Weeknd, #84. Drake’s “One Dance” has dropped off the chart having spent 45 weeks on the Hot 100.

Used to compile the Hot 100 is Hot Digital Songs and Hot 100 Airplay. On both charts, Ed Sheeran’s at #1 with “Shape of You”. The Weeknd’s “I Feel It Coming” is highest for Canadian artists, at #6 on Digital and #2 on Airplay.

Albums

The Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack debuts at #1 on Billboard Canadian Albums. Mother Mother’s No Culture enters the chart at #7. It is the outfit’s third Top 10 album. Of note, in terms of pure album sales, (minus the track and streaming equivalent units), the album debuts at #2.

Emerging Canadian Artists

The Weeknd, still considered an emerging artist, at this stage, spends his 21st week at #1 with “Starboy”. New on the chart is “Four Leaf Clover” by Christian Hudson at #27. Nielsen’s artist spotlight shines on Tenille Arts (see photo above) this week. Her new single “What He’s Into” debuts at #50 on the Country Airplay chart. She’s from Weyburn, SK.

Canadian Airplay Charts

Ed Sheeran is the one to beat on three of the airplay charts with the aforementioned “Shape of You” at #1 on All-Format, CHR, and Hot AC. Green Day’s “Still Breathing” takes the cake at Rock, Jon Pardi’s “Dirt on My Boots” at Country, and Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know” at AC. The top Canadian artist entries are as follows. “I Feel It Coming” by The Weeknd All-Format #3 and CHR #2. At Rock is July Talk’s “Picturing Love” at #4. Country prefers Dean Brody’s “Time” at #3. AC favours “Let Me Love You” featuring Justin Bieber at #4. Hot AC likes Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful, #2.

Canadian Franco

According to Nielsen, the top Franco song at radio continues to be “Kamikaze” by Patrice Michaud. In terms of sales, the #1 single is “Tu ne sauras jamais” by Les BB. The best-selling Franco album continues to be Almanach by Patrice Michaud. Bear in mind that the data is from the province of Quebec only, not Canada wide.

Canadian Artist Songs Big Internationally

On the official UK chart, which gets published every Friday at 11 a.m. Pacific Time, the top entry by a Canadian artist currently is “I Feel It Coming” by The Weeknd, at #19. It peaked on the chart at #9. A similar picture is on the Australian chart with the track at #11 this week having achieved a peak at #7 down under. In the United States, it is all Alessia Cara with “Scars to Your Beautiful” at #8 this week, a new peak position for the song.

Canadian Chart Highlights: Valentine’s Day, 2017

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The Hot 100

Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” continues to reign supreme on the Hot 100. As with last week, there are no new Canadian artist entries which make up 17 of the songs on the chart. DVBBS’ “Not Going Home” is the only one to achieve a new peak position, #59. The Weeknd’s former #1 smash “Starboy” is tops for CanCon at #6.

Hot Digital Songs

Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” continues to dominate digital purchases. Lady Gaga’s “Million Reasons” helped by recent high-profile televised performances, vaults from #48 to #2. The Weeknd’s “I Feel It Coming” is this week’s best effort by a homegrown artist at #10.

Hot 100 Airplay

The Weeknd’s “I Feel It Coming”, at #3, is the most favoured at radio, while “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran is #1.

Top Albums

I Decided by U.S. rapper Big Sean debuts at #1. Two Canadian artist albums debut in the Top 10: Big Wreck’s Grace Street at #5 and Patrice Michaud’s Almanach at #7.

Emerging Canadian Artists

The Weeknd’s “Starboy” spends its 20th week at the top spot.

All-Format Airplay

Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” leaps from #3 to #1 becoming king across all radio formats. Alessia Cara has the most spun Canadian entry thanks to “Scars to Your Beautiful”. With 3,143 plays through the week, it scoops up #3. New in the Top 50 is “Chained to the Rhythm” by Katy Perry (#31), “Fake Love” by Drake (#39), “Any Ol’ Barstool” by Jason Aldean (#49), and “She’s Desire” by Brett Kissel #50.

Contemporary Hit Radio

While “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran sitting at #1 isn’t surprising, Nielsen is quick to point out that it is his first chart topper at CHR. “I Feel It Coming” by The Weeknd is #3 this week. New in the Top 40 is no stranger to pop hits, Katy Perry, with “Chained to the Rhythm” at #25.

Rock Airplay

Green Day is “Still Breathing” at #1 and July Talk is still “Picturing Love” at #3. New at rock radio’s Top 40 is Imagine Dragon’s “Believer” at #35 and Danko Jones’ “My Little RNR” at #39.

Country Airplay

Jon Pardi sings “Dirt on My Boots” and stomps his way up to #1. Dean Brody’s “Time” is #5. New in the Top 50 is Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Black Road” (#48) and Aaron Pritchett’s “When a Momma’s Boy Meets a Daddy’s Girl” (#49).

Adult Contemporary Airplay

“Don’t Wanna Know” by Maroon 5 decks the summit while “Let Me Love You” featuring Justin Bieber sits at #5. Katy Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm” debuts at #26.

Hot AC Airplay

Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful” which topped the chart last week spends its second at the crown. The aforementioned track from Katy Perry debuts at #28.

Canadian Franco

According to Nielsen, the top Franco song at radio continues to be “Kamikaze” by Patrice Michaud In terms of sales, the #1 single is “Aimons-nous” by the trio of awesomes Ariane Moffatt, Karim Ouellet, and La Bronze. The former two are both JUNO award winners. The best-selling Franco album is Almanach by Patrice Michaud. Bear in mind that the data is from the province of Quebec only, not Canada wide.

Charts, Juno Nominations, Prism Prize Contenders

The Canadian Charts, February 7, 2017

Nothing terribly exciting on the charts this week. There were only 17 entries by a Canadians and no new Canuck entries. No domestic albums debuted in the Top 10. One highlight is that Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful” becomes her first #1 hit at Hot AC radio.

JUNO Nominations

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The JUNO Award nominations were announced at a press conference yesterday morning. The three amigos, Drake, The Weeknd, and Shawn Mendes lead with five each. The aforementioned Alessia Cara snapped up four as did the late Leonard Cohen. Up for Album of the Year are Starboy by The Weeknd, Illuminate by Shawn Mendes, You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen, Views by Drake, and Encore un Soir by Céline Dion. Single of the Year nominees are “Treat You Better” by Shawn Mendes, “One Dance” by Drake, “Wild Things” by Alessia Cara, “Starboy” by The Weeknd, and “Spirits” by The Strumbellas. You can find a full list of nominees here.

CARAS also announced a batch of performers at the main gala in Ottawa, April 2. In addition to the previously confirmed Shawn Mendes are A Tribe Called Red, Alessia Cara, Ruth B, and The Strumbellas.

We hope that the JUNOs, which have always been more progressive, do not veer towards Grammy style with excessive focus on roots and urban music and going with sentimental favourites.

Prism Prize Top 20

The good folks over at the Prism Prize have unveiled their 20 picks for the year’s best music video. The collective can now boast the highest cash prize award in the world for the year’s best music video which is now $15,000. The prize will be awarded May 14 after the 20 is pared down to 10 on March 28. The Top 20 in alphabetical order are as follows.

A Tribe Called Red feat. Black Bear – Stadium Pow Wow
Aidan Knight – What Light (Never Goes Dim)
Andy Shauf – The Magician
BADBADNOTGOOD feat. Kaytranada – Lavender
Braids – Companion
Dilly Dally – Snakehead
Grimes – Kill V. Maim
Harrison feat. Clairmont The Second – It’s Okay, I Promise
Holy F*** – Tom Tom
Jazz Cartier – Red Alert / 100 Roses
July Talk – Picturing Love
Kaytranada – Lite Spots
Lisa LeBlanc – Gold Diggin’ Hoedown
PUP – DVP
PUP – Sleep in the Heat
Ronley Teper’s Lipliners – Lucky and Finnegan
Somewhere Else feat. Majid Jordan – Move Together
SonReal – Can I Get a Witness
Tanya Tagaq – Retribution
Wintersleep – Amerika

By comparison, the five MVs up for JUNO Music Video of the Year are “Kill v Maim” – GRIMES (Claire Boucher), “Lite Spots” – KAYTRANADA (Martin C. Pariseau), “R.E.D.” ft. Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear – A Tribe Called Red (Yassin “Narcy” Alsalman), “Killa” – WIWEK/SKRILLEX (Jodeb), and “The Stranger” – Gord Downie (Justin Stephenson).

Canadian Chart Highlights: January 31, 2017

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The Hot 100

For the third straight week, Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” is perched at the summit of the Hot 100. The Weeknd’s “Starboy” is the top Canadian artist entry at #3. Among the new entries on the chart is “Good Things” by Canadian recording artist Jonathan Roy at #89. It is his second song to make it, the first being “Daniella Denmark” last year. The hot shot debut is “Touch” by Britain’s Little Mix which enters at #57.

Hot Digital Songs

Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” continues to dominate digital purchases. “I Feel It Coming” by The Weeknd is tops for Canadians at #7.

Hot 100 Airplay

Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know” is still the radio favourite. “Let Me Love You” featuring Justin Bieber is #2.

Top Albums

The Weeknd’s Starboy album lights the sky of the albums chart. John Mayer’s EP The Search for Everything: Wave One debuts at #2. He’s American. Canada’s Jonathan Roy enters at #3 with Mr. Optimist Blues. It is the second 2017 Canadian artist album to debut in the Top 10, after USS’.

Emerging Canadian Artists

The Weeknd’s “Starboy” spends its 18th week at the top spot. The aforementioned “Good Things” by Jonathan Roy materializes at #15. Nielsen features Stanton Project in this week’s artist spotlight. It is the brainchild of Calgarian producer and composer Adam Stanton. His song “Pitbull” which, no, doesn’t feature Pitbull but even better uses the vocal talents of Nova Scotian R&B singer Laura Roy. The single debuts at #44 on the Hot AC Airplay chart and is bubbling under Emerging Artists.

All-Format Airplay

Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know” is king across all radio formats with “Scars to Your Beautiful” by Ontarian Alessia Cara at #2. New in the Top 50 is “Rockabye” by Britain’s Clean Bandit at #36 and “Fast” by U.S. country musician Luke Bryan at #46.

Contemporary Hit Radio

Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know” topples Ariana Grande’s “Side to Side” for the crown, the latter slipping to #2. “Let Me Love You” featuring the Biebs holds at #3.

Rock Airplay

Still at #1 is “Waste a Moment” by Kings of Leon with “Picturing Love” by Toronto’s July Talk at #3. New song “I Give You Power” by Montreal’s Arcade Fire debuts at #40.

Country Airplay

Blake Shelton gets bumped off the hump by Thomas Rhett and “Star of the Show”. Dean Brody snatches the top Canadian entry for “Time” at #8.

Adult Contemporary Airplay

Bruno Mars holds on at the zenith for “24K Magic”. “Let Me Love You” featuring Justin Bieber is up to #6 from #9 last week. Jonathan Roy’s “Good Things” enters at #37.

Hot AC Airplay

Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know” clings to the lead as does Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful” as the runner up.

Canadian Franco

According to Nielsen, the top Franco song at radio is “Kamikaze” by Patrice Michaud whose new album Almanach has just been released and debuted on the iTunes chart at #3. In terms of sales, the #1 single is “Marine marchande” by Les Cowboys Fringants. The most popular Franco album continues to be Nous Autres by 2Frères. Bear in mind that the data is from the province of Quebec only, not Canada wide.

Canadian Chart Highlights: January 24, 2017

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Calgary’s Lindsay Ell scores her first Top 10 country radio hit, “All Alright”

THE HOT 100

Ed Sheeran does seem unabashed in penning lyrics and releasing music videos that promote the consumption of death, whether the cancerous intoxicants involved are of the kind that pollute the environment or dehumanize us by disabling the mind. It is a good example of “the casualness with which appeals to ignoble human motivations are used to win power and pile up riches”. Our gut feeling tells us that ol’ Eddie won’t be participating in any marches for human responsibilities any time soon. Sheeran spends his second week at the top of the chart with “Shape of You”. His “Castle on the Hill” slips from #2 to #5. The Weeknd’s “Starboy” is the highest Canadian entry at #4. Shawn Mendes’ “Mercy” achieves a new peak position at #23.

Brand new on the Hot 100 is Jazz Cartier with track “Tempted” at #91. The Toronto-born rapper is the first domestic artist of 2017 to land on the chart for the first time.

HOT DIGITAL SONGS

Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” continues to wear the crown on digital songs. The Weeknd owns the top Canadian entry with “I Feel It Coming” which moves from #10 last week to #5 this week. As with “Starboy”, it features French duo Daft Punk.

HOT 100 AIRPLAY

A similar picture materializes this week, as Maroon 5 stays at the summit with “Don’t Wanna Know”, and Alessia Cara the top Canuck with “Scars to Your Beautiful” at #3. Alessia will be performing on Saturday Night Live February 4 hosted by Kristen Stewart.

TOP ALBUMS

This week sees the first Top 10 Canadian album of the year. It belongs to Toronto pop-rock duo USS, or Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker, and album New World Alphabet which debuts at #3. The title is kind of fitting and timely, as feature film Arrival, with significant CanCon, receives a number of Oscar nominations. The Weeknd’s Starboy album remains #1 and was recently certified platinum.

USS has first Top 10 Canadian album of 2017

EMERGING CANADIAN ARTISTS

Nothing much is new to report here. “Starboy” by The Weeknd spends its 17th week at No. 1.

Nielsen Entertainment features up and coming Calgary country duo Leaving Thomas, not to be confused with Britain’s Ward Thomas, in the newsletter this week. Annika Odegard and Bryton Udy are breezing into the airwaves with song “Waiting Kind of Girl” debuting at #44 on country radio. See the MV embedded below.

ALL-FORMAT AIRPLAY

Maroon 5 and Alessia Cara do the same on this chart as on Hot 100 Airplay. New on the All-Format Top 50 is Coleman Hell with “Devotion” at No. 46. His “Fireproof” single has gone platinum and “2 Heads” triple platinum. The man is hotter than … hell.

CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO

Ariana Grande’s “Side to Side” pulls a venti by dominating CHR. “Let Me Love You” featuring the Biebs notches up from #4 to #3

ROCK AIRPLAY

Kings of Leon is still kingly thanks to “Waste a Moment”. July Talk is back to #2 with “Picturing Love”. The Toronto band was recently honoured with a pair of SOCAN #1 Song Awards and is now touring in the U.S. and Europe to promote its music abroad.

COUNTRY AIRPLAY

Big news here, as Calgary’s Lindsay Ell scores her very first Top 10 hit at country radio, “All Alright” at #9. Lindsay is one of the few Canadian artists seeing some significant airplay in the States, scoring 3 Top 50 hits there. Chad Brownlee is the top Canadian on this week’s chart with “Somethin’ We Shouldn’t Do” at #8. Blake Shelton continues at the zenith with “A Guy with a Girl”.

ADULT CONTEMPORARY AIRPLAY

Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic is latched at the one. “Treat You Better” by Shawn Mendes is the top CanCon at #7.

HOT AC AIRPLAY

Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know” and Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful” are #1 and #2 respectively.

CANADIAN FRANCO

According to Nielsen, the top Franco song at radio is “Kamikaze” by Patrice Michaud whose new album Almanach will be out February 3. In terms of sales, the #1 single is Lenni-Kim’s bilingual track “Don’t Stop”. The most popular Franco album is Nous Autres by 2Frères. Bear in mind that the data is from the province of Quebec only, not Canada wide.

We leave you with the MV for Leaving Thomas’ “Waiting Kind of Girl”.

Nielsen SoundScan Top 40 Hits in Canada, 2001

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Find below all Top 40 hits in Canada for year 2001 during the Nielsen SoundScan era. There are 152 of them, 14 from Canadian artists. Based on the chart performance through the year, we can say that the biggest of the Canadian hits was “Days Like That” by Sugar Jones. In the tables below, sorted by peak position and then alphabetically by song title, we have included the nationality of the artist as well as the date of the chart in which the song reached its peak. More charts…

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THE TOP FIVE HITS:

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THE TOP 10 HITS:

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THE TOP 40 HITS:

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