Music Sales Top 10 Lists, 2019, Canada

Putting aside data from the stream farms, we have Top 10 lists of the best-selling albums in Canada for 2019 by total sales, digital album sales (excluding so-called TEA – track equivalent albums), and CD sales. We also include the Top 10 digital song sales. Radio spins are determined by program directors and streaming by checking out music being promoted. The only way to tell if people truly like a song or album is if it is actually bought. Sales speak louder than streams. All data here is from Neilsen Music Canada.

Among all albums from both Canadian and international artists, it is Céline Dion who emerges victorious with her album Courage. It sold 83,000 physical and digital copies in Canada in 2019. It was also the best-selling CD with 78,000 discs sold. Billie Eilish is champ when it came to digital albums. When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? sold 24,000 digital copies. CD sales were also strong for the album which finished the year in 6th place for 37,000 copies. In the songs department, unsurprisingly, Lil Nas X’s blockbuster hit “Old Town Road” reigns supreme with 210,000 digital downloads. Check out the four Top 10 lists below. Canadian artists have been inked in red.

TOP 10 ALBUMS IN CANADA, 2019 BY TOTAL SALES

1 Celine Dion Courage 83,000
2 Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? 69,000
3 Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper A Star is Born Soundtrack 65,000
4 Bryan Adams Shine A Light 61,000
5 Backstreet Boys DNA 61,000
6 Taylor Swift Lover 61,000
7 Harry Styles Fine Line 42,000
8 Jonas Brothers Happiness Begins 40,000
9 Tool Fear Inoculum 37,000
10 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody (The Original Soundtrack) 37,000

TOP 10 ALBUMS IN CANADA, 2019 BY DIGITAL SALES

1 Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? 24,000
2 Tool Fear Inoculum 20,000
3 Taylor Swift Lover 19,000
4 Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born Soundtrack 17,000
5 Ed Sheeran No. 6 Collaborations Project 14,000
6 Corey Hart Dreaming Time Again 14,000
7 Queen Greatest Hits I 12,000
8 P!nk Hurts 2b Human 12,000
9 Ariana Grande thank u, next 11,000
10 Billie Eilish Dont Smile At Me 8,000

TOP 10 ALBUMS IN CANADA, 2019 BY CD SALES

1 Celine Dion Courage 78,000
2 Bryan Adams Shine A Light 60,000
3 Backstreet Boys DNA 55,000
4 Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born Soundtrack 45,000
5 Taylor Swift Lover 38,000
6 Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? 37,000
7 Jonas Brothers Happiness Begins 35,000
8 Harry Styles Fine Line 34,000
9 Post Malone Hollywood’s Bleeding 28,000
10 Passe-Partout Coucou Passe-Partout 27,000

TOP 10 SONGS IN CANADA, 2019 BY DIGITAL SALES

1 Lil Nas X Old Town Road 210,000
2 Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper Shallow 134,000
3 Billie Eilish bad guy 103,000
4 Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello Senorita 99,000
5 Lewis Capaldi Someone You Loved 96,000
6 Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber I Don’t Care 91,000
7 Post Malone & Swae Lee Sunflower 72,000
8 Blanco Brown The Git Up 65,000
9 Jonas Brothers Sucker 61,000
10 Ariana Grande 7 Rings 57,000

CKOI 2019 Year-End Top 50

C’est quoi? Well, that’s a good question. Montreal radio station CKOI has published a year-end Top 50 chart annually since 1976. It includes both international and Canadian and both Anglo and Franco songs. While the latter have a tough time making it onto the national charts, the CKOI chart gives us a good idea of the more popular Franco songs by year. Of all the year-end charts, this one is the most inclusive offering a very balanced presentation. There is greater variety of genres with pop, rock, dance, R&B, folk, soul, and even country. Because of this and other factors, you may find on the chart international Anglo songs that are absent from English language radio playlists. The top Canadian Franco song of 2019 on the chart is “L’Amérique Pleure” by Les Cowboys Fringants (#9). We have bolded and tagged entries with (F) to indicate Franco tunes, all of which are by Canadian artists this year. A total of nine of these made the year-end Top 50.

1.  Old Town Road – Lil Nas X
2.  Dance Monkey – Tones And I
3.  Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi
4.  Con Calma – Daddy Yankee
5.  Senorita – Shawn Mendes & Camella Cabello
6.  Ritmo – The Black Eyed Peas
7.  One Thing Right – Marshmello
8.  Nothing Breaks Like A Heart – Mark Ronson
9.  L’Amérique Pleure – Les Cowboys Fringants (F)
10.  Bad Liar – Imagine Dragons
11.  You Say – Lauren Daigle
12.  Memories – Maroon 5
13.  Don’t Give Up On Me – Andy Grammer
14.  Bad Guy – Billie Eilish
15.  Piece Of Your Heart – Meduza
16.  Circles – Post Malone
17.  Coton Ouate – Bleu Jeans Bleu (F)
18.  Outnumbered – Dermot Kennedy
19.  Take What You Want – Post Malone
20.  You’re Somebody Else – Flora Cash
21.  Lendemain – Koriass (F)
22.  Keeping Me Alive – Jonathan Roy
23.  Power Over Me – Dermot Kennedy
24.  Flatte – Fred Tremblay (F)
25.  Can We Pretend – Pink
26.  I Don’t Care – Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber
27.  Giant – Calvin Harris
28.  Alleys – Domeno (F)
29.  South Of The Border – Ed Sheeran
30.  Only Human – Jonas Brothers
31.  Hey Now – Barry Moore
32.  Without Me – Halsey
33.  Ride it – Regard
34.  Ouvre tes yeux Simon! – Les Trois Accords (F)
35.  Higher Love – Kygo
36.  I’m Not Alright – Loud Luxury
37.  Time – NF
38.  Love Me Anyway avec Chris Stapleton – Pink
39.  Pour commencer – Alex Nevsky (F)
40.  Love Someone – Lukas Graham
41.  Sweet but Psycho – Ava Max
42.  Fous n’importe où – Charlotte Cardin (F)
43.  Trampoline – Shaed
44.  Orphans – Coldplay
45.  Walk Me Home – Pink
46.  Ne m’appelle pas – Coeur de Pirate (F)
47.  Don’t Call Me Up – Mabel
48.  Waves – Dean Lewis
49.  Montreal – Port Cities
50.  Sucker – Jonas Brothers

Billboard Top Canadian Albums Year-End Chart For 2019

Soundtrack to the movie that has been re-done… how many times now?… A Star Is Born, with songs voiced this time around by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, was the number one album of 2019 in Canada according to Billboard. It is not a 2019 album however being released last year. The top 2019-released album is Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, at #2 overall. The American singer’s vocals, sounding like claws scraping the enamel off her teeth, has managed to obtain a double platinum standing in the Great White North. The highest album from a Canadian artist on the year-end Top 50 is Scorpion by nasally rapper Drake at #5, but again it was an album released in 2018. The 2019 album from a Canadian that bested all others can be found towards the bottom of the chart at #41, and that is Bad Habits from NAV. Yes, he literally rapped his way … to the bottom of the charts.

The Top 50 contains only 15 albums (30%) released in 2019 and 24 albums from 2018 (48%). The remaining 11 were released in prior years dating back to 2005, representing 22% of the chart. Eight of the albums (16%) are helmed by Canadian artists. View the year-end 2019 Top 50 albums in Canada below.

TITLE ARTIST YEAR
1 A Star Is Born (Soundtrack) Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper 2018
2 When We All Fall Asleep… Billie Eilish 2019
3 thank u, next Ariana Grande 2019
4 beerbongs & bentleys Post Malone 2018
5 Scorpion Drake 2018
6 Hollywood’s Bleeding Post Malone 2019
7 Hoodie SZN A Boogie Wit da Hoodie 2018
8 ASTROWORLD Travis Scott 2018
9 Free Spirit Khalid 2019
10 No.6 Collaborations Project Ed Sheeran 2019
11 Bohemian Rhapsody (Soundtrack) Queen 2018
12 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes 2018
13 ÷ (Divide) Ed Sheeran 2017
14 Lover Taylor Swift 2019
15 dont smile at me Billie Eilish 2017
16 Love Michael Buble 2018
17 Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Soundtrack 2018
18 This One’s For You Luke Combs 2017
19 Goodbye & Good Riddance Juice WRLD 2018
20 ? XXXTENTACION 2018
21 Championships Meek Mill 2018
22 Origins Imagine Dragons 2018
23 Stoney Post Malone 2016
24 Diamonds Elton John 2017
25 Kamikaze Eminem 2018
26 Happiness Begins Jonas Brothers 2019
27 Curtain Call: The Hits Eminem 2005
28 7 (EP) Lil Nas X 2019
29 Delta Mumford & Sons 2018
30 Cuz I Love You Lizzo 2019
31 Death Race For Love Juice WRLD 2019
32 The Greatest Showman Soundtrack 2017
33 American Teen Khalid 2017
34 Sweetener Ariana Grande 2018
35 Invasion Of Privacy Cardi B 2018
36 Drip Harder Lil Baby & Gunna 2018
37 DUMMY BOY 6ix9ine 2018
38 Dan + Shay Dan + Shay 2018
39 I Am > I Was 21 Savage 2018
40 Evolve Imagine Dragons 2017
41 Bad Habits NAV 2019
42 Divinely Uninspired… Lewis Capaldi 2019
43 DNA Backstreet Boys 2019
44 Yer Favorites The Tragically Hip 2005
45 Pray For The Wicked Panic! At The Disco 2018
46 Not All Heroes Wear Capes Metro Boomin 2018
47 Christmas Michael Buble 2011
48 Shine A Light Bryan Adams 2019
49 LoVE me NOw? Tory Lanez 2018
50 Hurts 2B Human P!nk 2019

Billboard Canada Hot Digital Songs of 2019 Year-End Chart

In many ways the digital songs chart is superior to what is considered the authoritative chart – the Hot 100, the latter being heavily influenced by streaming. Whether or not someone likes a song cannot be determined by radio airplay (that is settled upon by program directors), nor can it be determined by streaming. People stream to check out songs being promoted to decide whether or not they like them. Whether or not record companies have warehouses full of devices streaming their songs 24-7 to drive up the numbers is anybody’s guess (conspiracy theorists of the world unite!) But once a person spends money on a song, there is no denying that it resonates with him. Upon examining the chart below, we find some striking differences with the year-end Hot 100. Songs like “Head Above Water” by Avril Lavigne, which didn’t make the Hot 100, show up here. On the other hand, Drake tracks that littered the Hot 100 are nowhere to be found on the digital chart.

RANK TITLE ARTIST
1 Old Town Road Lil Nas X
2 Shallow Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
3 Bad Guy Billie Eilish
4 Senorita Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
5 I Don’t Care Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber
6 Sunflower Post Malone & Swae Lee
7 High Hopes Panic! At The Disco
8 Without Me Halsey
9 Someone You Loved Lewis Capaldi
10 Happier Marshmello & Bastille
11 The Git Up Blanco Brown
12 Sucker Jonas Brothers
13 Wow. Post Malone
14 Walk Me Home P!nk
15 Sweet But Psycho Ava Max
16 7 Rings Ariana Grande
17 You Say Lauren Daigle
18 Dancing With A Stranger Sam Smith & Normani
19 Truth Hurts Lizzo
20 Always Remember Us This Way Lady Gaga
21 Con Calma Daddy Yankee & Katy Perry Featuring Snow
22 Knockin’ Boots Luke Bryan
23 God’s Country Blake Shelton
24 You Need To Calm Down Taylor Swift
25 Youngblood 5 Seconds Of Summer
26 Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
27 Nothing Breaks Like A Heart Mark Ronson
28 Eastside benny blanco, Halsey & Khalid
29 ME! Taylor Swift
30 If I Can’t Have You Shawn Mendes
31 Girls Like You Maroon 5
32 Thank U, Next Ariana Grande
33 Perfect Ed Sheeran
34 One Thing Right Marshmello & Kane Brown
35 Natural Imagine Dragons
36 Beer Never Broke My Heart Luke Combs
37 Be Alright Dean Lewis
38 Sicko Mode Travis Scott
39 Beautiful People Ed Sheeran
40 Bury A Friend Billie Eilish
41 Higher Love Kygo X Whitney Houston
42 Bad Liar Imagine Dragons
43 Taki Taki DJ Snake
44 Circles Post Malone
45 Head Above Water Avril Lavigne
46 I’m Not Alright Loud Luxury And Bryce Vine
47 Whiskey Glasses Morgan Wallen
48 Never Really Over Katy Perry
49 I’ll Never Love Again Lady Gaga
50 Broken lovelytheband

Canadian Hot 100 Labels and Imprints of 2019

Based on the success of their artists’ singles on the Canadian Hot 100, Billboard has ranked the record labels and imprints of 2019. Find two Top 10 lists below for those. The top label, unsurprisingly, is Universal and most successful imprint is Republic.

Canadian Hot 100 Record Labels of 2019

1. Universal
2. Sony Music
3. Warner
4. EMPIRE
5. eOne
6. Physical Presents
7. No Love
8. Glassnote
9. AWAL-Kobalt
10. Monstercat

Canadian Hot 100 Imprints of 2019

1. Republic
2. Interscope
3. Columbia
4. Atlantic
5. Capitol
6. RCA
7. Island
8. Darkroom
9. Epic
10. Joytime Collective

Billboard Canadian Hot 100 Artists of 2019, Year-End Chart

The Top 25 recording artists in Canada for 2019 determined by success of tracks on the Hot 100 finds Italian American singer Ariana Grande as champion. The top Canadian artist is Drake at #10 followed by fellow Ontarian Shawn Mendes at #11. They are the only two homegrown artists to make the chart.

1. Ariana Grande
2. Post Malone
3. Billie Eilish
4. Lil Nas X
5. Halsey
6. Khalid
7. Travis Scott
8. Ed Sheeran
9. Jonas Brothers
10. Drake
11. Shawn Mendes
12. Taylor Swift
13. Marshmello
14. Juice WRLD
15. Panic! At The Disco
16. Lil Tecca
17. Swae Lee
18. Lady Gaga
19. Cardi B
20. 5 Seconds Of Summer
21. Sam Smith
22. Lizzo
23. Camila Cabello
24. Lewis Capaldi
25. Maroon 5

Billboard Canadian Hot 100 of 2019, Year-End Chart

Billboard Canada’s year-end top 100 singles of 2019 are listed below. The top song of the year is novelty smash “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Rae Cyrus, a 2 minute and 37 second affair. The top track involving a Canadian artist is “I Don’t Care” by Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber at #8. With a lone Canadian as the artist, Shawn Mendes’ “If I Can’t Have You” takes the crown at #21. We have cleaned up the list by removing the eyesore of featured artists on this year’s chart unless it was a Canadian. Dual main artists are kept. Canadian artists are bolded in red. There are 14 entries with a Canadian as the main, co-main, or lone featured artist. The Canadian Hot 100 is determined by a weighting system of radio airplay, online streaming, and purchased downloads. More year-end and other Canadian charts can be found here.

RANK TITLE ARTIST
1 Old Town Road Lil Nas X
2 Sunflower Post Malone & Swae Lee
3 Bad Guy Billie Eilish
4 Without Me Halsey
5 Happier Marshmello & Bastille
6 Shallow Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
7 7 Rings Ariana Grande
8 I Don’t Care Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber
9 Wow. Post Malone
10 Senorita Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
11 Thank U, Next Ariana Grande
12 Sucker Jonas Brothers
13 Sicko Mode Travis Scott
14 Dancing With A Stranger Sam Smith & Normani
15 Girls Like You Maroon 5
16 High Hopes Panic! At The Disco
17 Eastside benny blanco, Halsey & Khalid
18 Sweet But Psycho Ava Max
19 Someone You Loved Lewis Capaldi
20 Ran$om Lil Tecca
21 If I Can’t Have You Shawn Mendes
22 Talk Khalid
23 Truth Hurts Lizzo
24 Going Bad Meek Mill Ft. Drake
25 Youngblood 5 Seconds Of Summer
26 Money In The Grave Drake 
27 Con Calma Daddy Yankee & Katy Perry Ft. Snow
28 You Need To Calm Down Taylor Swift
29 Beautiful People Ed Sheeran 
30 The Git Up Blanco Brown
31 Break Up with Your Girlfriend… Ariana Grande
32 Goodbyes Post Malone
33 Mo Bamba Sheck Wes
34 Better Khalid
35 ME! Taylor Swift
36 Middle Child J. Cole
37 Pop Out Polo G
38 Taki Taki DJ Snake
39 One Thing Right Marshmello & Kane Brown
40 Panini Lil Nas X
41 Bury A Friend Billie Eilish
42 Better Now Post Malone
43 No Guidance Chris Brown Ft. Drake
44 Lalala Y2K & bbno$
45 Close To Me Ellie Goulding X Diplo
46 Be Alright Dean Lewis
47 Walk Me Home P!nk
48 ZEZE Kodak Black
49 Circles Post Malone
50 Swervin A Boogie Wit da Hoodie
51 Pure Water Mustard & Migos
52 Here With Me Marshmello
53 When The Party’s Over Billie Eilish
54 Lucid Dreams Juice WRLD
55 I’m Not Alright Loud Luxury and Bryce Vine
56 Thotiana Blueface
57 Murder On My Mind YNW Melly
58 The London Young Thug, J. Cole & Travis Scott
59 Look Back At It A Boogie Wit da Hoodie
60 Drip Too Hard Lil Baby & Gunna
61 Nothing Breaks Like A Heart Mark Ronson 
62 Knockin’ Boots Luke Bryan
63 Higher Love Kygo X Whitney Houston
64 Never Really Over Katy Perry
65 It’s You Ali Gatie
66 How Do You Sleep? Sam Smith
67 Only Human Jonas Brothers
68 Beer Never Broke My Heart Luke Combs
69 In My Feelings Drake
70 God’s Country Blake Shelton
71 SOS Avicii 
72 Saturday Nights Khalid & Kane Brown
73 Love Me Felix Cartal & LIGHTS
74 Who Do You Love The Chainsmokers
75 Suge DaBaby
76 MIA Bad Bunny Ft. Drake
77 Boyfriend Ariana Grande & Social House
78 Breathin Ariana Grande
79 I Like It Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
80 Don’t Call Me Up Mabel
81 Dance Monkey Tones And I
82 Beautiful Crazy Luke Combs
83 Cross Me Ed Sheeran 
84 A Lot 21 Savage
85 Baby Shark Pinkfong
86 Robbery Juice WRLD
87 South Of The Border Ed Sheeran 
88 Body Loud Luxury Ft. Brando
89 Broken lovelytheband
90 Look What God Gave Her Thomas Rhett
91 Giant Calvin Harris & Rag’n’Bone Man
92 Go Loko YG, Tyga & Jon Z
93 Arms Around You XXXTENTACION x Lil Pump
94 Summer Days Martin Garrix
95 Shotta Flow NLE Choppa
96 Lover Taylor Swift
97 Piece Of Your Heart Meduza 
98 Let Me Down Slowly Alec Benjamin + Alessia Cara
99 Highest in the Room Travis Scott
100 Whiskey Glasses Morgan Wallen

2018’s Biggest Canadian Hits, Both English and French

CMB medThe most successful track of 2018 by a Canadian artist was “God’s Plan” by Drake. Reaching #1 on the weekly charts, it finished the year as its third most popular song. Four Drake tracks topped the weekly Hot 100 through the year and one from The Weeknd making a total of five number one hits by Canadians through 2018. The most successful French language single of the year was “Toutes les femmes savent dansers” from rapper Loud. It topped the year-end CKOI chart (which includes non-Franco and non-Canadian entries) and made the Billboard weekly Hot 100 at #94. A second French language single that appeared on the Hot 100 was Yes Mccan’s Desiree (#96).

A dozen Franco entries from Canadians made the CKOI year-end Top 50 and nine from Canadians the year-end Billboard Hot 100 plus an additional five with Canadians as the featured or co-credited artist. A total of 49 tracks involving Canadians reached their peak positions within the Top 40 in 2018. We have listed below French language songs from Canadian artists that made the annual CKOI year-end Top 50 or made the Billboard Hot 100. After that we list tracks from Canadians that made the Billboard year-end top 100 or peaked in the weekly Top 40. Finally we list entries with Canadians as featured or co-credited artists.

HY = Billboard Hot 100 year-end chart position
HW = Billboard Hot 100 weekly charts, peak position
CY = CKOI year-end Top 50 chart position

2018 CKOI Franco Hits

TITLE ARTIST CY HW
Toutes les femmes savent danser Loud 1 94
Des p’tits bouts de toi Roxane Bruneau 6
Fille de personne II Hubert Lenoir 9
Vintage à l’os Séba et Horg 12
Cinq à Sept Koriass 23
Belle folie Éric Lapointe 28
On perd la tête Swing 32
Empire Marie-Mai 35
Ça va Emile Bilodeau 38
Léo Gagné 2Frères 42
Dans la nuit Coeur de Pirate 45
Corinne Les Trois Accords 48
Desiree Yes Mccan 96

2018 Billboard Canada Hits

TITLE ARTIST HY HW
God’s Plan Drake 3 1
Body Loud Luxury Ft. Brando 5 3
Nice For What Drake 9 1
In My Feelings Drake 11 1
In My Blood Shawn Mendes 34 9
Call Out My Name The Weeknd 44 1
Nonstop Drake 62 1
I’m Upset Drake 71 5
Ain’t Easy Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine 84 38
Don’t Matter to Me Drake 4
Dipomatic Immunity Drake 6
Try Me The Weeknd 7
Wasted Times The Weeknd 8
Mob Ties Drake 11
I Was Never There The Weeknd 12
Emotionless Drake 13
Elevate Drake 15
Can’t Take a Joke Drake 16
Hurt You The Weeknd 17
Talk Up Drake 17
Survival Drake 18
8 Out of 10 Drake 19
Lost in Japan Shawn Mendes 22
Privilege The Weeknd 22
Youth Shawn Mendes 22
Summer Games Drake 27
Sandra’s Rose Drake 28
Blue Tint Drake 30
That’s How You Feel Drake 34
Growing Pains Alessia Cara 36
Jaded Drake 36
Peak Drake 37
Head Above Water Avril Lavigne 37
Is There More Drake 38
Finess Drake 39
After Dark Drake 40

2018 Partially Canadian Hits

TITLE ARTIST HY HW
Look Alive Drake (featured) 23 4
Despacito Justin Bieber (featured) 25 *
Pray For Me The Weeknd & K. Lamar 33 5
Walk It Talk It Drake (featured) 52 14
Yes Indeed Lil Baby & Drake 74 7
Mia Drake (featured) 3
Going Bad Drake (featured) 3
Jackie Chan Dzeko & Tiesto 7
Kika Tory Lanez (featured) 13
No Stylist Drake (featured) 16
Never Recover Drake (featured) 16
Ghost Town PartyNextDoor (featured) 21
Wouldn’t Leave PartyNextDoor (featured) 24
Flip the Switch Drake (featured) 26

* – Weekly peak achieved in 2017, also made the year-end 2017 chart.

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CKOI Year-End Top 50 of 2018

C’est quoi? Well, Montreal radio station CKOI has published a year-end Top 50 chart annually since 1976. It includes both international and Canadian and both Anglo and Franco songs. While the latter have a tough time making it onto the national charts, the CKOI chart gives us a good idea of the more popular Franco songs by year. Of all the year-end charts, this one is the most inclusive offering a very balanced presentation. There is greater variety of genres with pop, rock, dance, R&B, folk, soul, and even country. Because of this and other factors, you may find on the chart international Anglo songs that are absent from English language radio playlists. The top Canadian Franco song of 2018 on the chart is “Toutes les femmes savent danser” by rapper loud (#1). We have put initials after the artist name to indicate Canadian Franco (cf) and Canadian Anglo (ca). Of the Top Fifty, 15 involve Canadian artists, up from 13 last year but down from 18 in 2016.

RANK TITLE ARTIST
1 Toutes les femmes savent danser loud (cf)
2 Zombie Bad Wolves
3 Body (feat. Brando) Loud Luxury (ca)
4 Natural Imagine Dragons
5 Leave a Light On Tom Walker
6 Des p’tits bouts de toi Roxane Bruneau (cf)
7 Be Alright Dean Lewis
8 One Kiss Calvin Harris
9 Fille de personne II Hubert Lenoir (cf)
10 High Hopes Panic! At The Disco
11 Genius LSD
12 Vintage à l’os Séba et Horg (cf)
13 New Rules (Acoustic) Dua Lipa
14 Girls Like You Maroon 5
15 Familiar Liam Payne
16 Best Friend Sofi Tukker
17 Promises Calvin Harris
18 Shallow Lady Gaga
19 Meant to Be BEBE REXHA
20 Shotgun George Ezra
21 Where’s My Love SYML
22 These Days Rudimental
23 Cinq à Sept Koriass (cf)
24 Simple Florida Georgia Line
25 Youngblood 5 Seconds Of Summer
26 Thunderclouds LSD
27 Better Now Post Malone
28 Belle folie Éric Lapointe (cf)
29 Have It All Jason Mraz
30 Whatever It Takes Imagine Dragons
31 Paradise George Ezra
32 On perd la tête Swing (cf)
33 Nevermind Dennis Lloyd
34 Jackie Chan Dzeko ft. Preme (ca)
35 Empire Marie-Mai (cf)
36 Power Over Me Dermot Kennedy
37 Say Something Justin Timberlake
38 Ça va Emile Bilodeau (cf)
39 Almost Home Sultan + Shepard (ca)
40 That’s It (I’m Crazy) Sofi Tukker
41 Sober Up AJR
42 Léo Gagné 2Frères (cf)
43 Happier Marshmello
44 I Feel Like I’m Drowning Two Feet
45 Dans la nuit Coeur de Pirate (cf)
46 Let You Down NF
47 Love Someone Lukas Graham
48 Corinne Les Trois Accords (cf)
49 Flames David Guetta & Sia
50 Crazy Lost Frequencies

Billboard Year-End Canadian Hot 100 Artists of 2018

Billboard has published a year-end chart for the Top 25 artists of 2018 based on the chart performance of their Hot 100 singles in Canada. Drake takes the crown; he was #2 last year. Only three other homegrown acts join him on the chart: The Weeknd (#14), Shawn Mendes (#20), and Loud Luxury squeaks in at #25. They are bolded in red in the chart below.

  1. Drake
  2. Post Malone
  3. Ed Sheeran
  4. Cardi B
  5. Camila Cabello
  6. XXXTENTACION
  7. Imagine Dragons
  8. Dua Lipa
  9. Ariana Grande
  10. Eminem
  11. Khalid
  12. Marshmello
  13. Maroon 5
  14. The Weeknd
  15. Travis Scott
  16. Migos
  17. Taylor Swift
  18. Juice WRLD
  19. Kendrick Lamar
  20. Shawn Mendes
  21. 6ix9ine
  22. Florida Georgia Line
  23. Nicki Minaj
  24. Bebe Rexha
  25. Loud Luxury

Billboard Top Canadian Albums of 2018, Year-End Chart

Billboard Canada has released its year-end Top 50 albums chart for 2018. The #1 album in Canada for the year was Scorpion by Drake. By the time this chart was unveiled, the album had been certified double platinum by Music Canada. Two older albums from the Torontonian urban artist also made the Top 50 this year – 2017’s More Life (#27) and 2016’s Views (#38). Only three other homegrown acts appear in the chart. Shawn Mendes lands at 19th of the year for his self-titled third studio album. Yer Favourites from The Tragically Hip, a greatest hits compilation from 2005, takes #30. The Weeknd has two entries: this year’s EP My Dear Melancholy hits #37 and 2016’s Starboy does better at #28. This makes a total of only seven Canadian artist albums in the Top 50 for 2018. Last year saw 12. In the chart below we have bolded Canadian artists in red.

TITLE ARTIST
1 Scorpion Drake 
2 ÷ (Divide) Ed Sheeran 
3 beerbongs & bentleys Post Malone 
4 reputation Taylor Swift 
5 Revival Eminem 
6 Stoney Post Malone 
7 Evolve Imagine Dragons 
8 ? XXXTENTACION 
9 Beautiful Trauma P!nk 
10 Kamikaze Eminem 
11 Black Panther Soundtrack Various Artists
12 Culture II Migos 
13 ASTROWORLD Travis Scott 
14 Invasion Of Privacy Cardi B 
15 Red Pill Blues Maroon 5 
16 Camila Camila Cabello 
17 The Greatest Showman Various Artists
18 American Teen Khalid 
19 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes 
20 DAMN. Kendrick Lamar 
21 Graffiti U Keith Urban 
22 Curtain Call: The Hits Eminem 
23 17 XXXTENTACION 
24 Dua Lipa Dua Lipa 
25 Goodbye & Good Riddance Juice WRLD
26 The Beautiful & Damned G-Eazy 
27 More Life Drake 
28 Starboy The Weeknd 
29 The Thrill Of It All Sam Smith 
30 Yer Favorites The Tragically Hip 
31 A Star Is Born (Soundtrack) Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
32 Luv Is Rage 2 Lil Uzi Vert 
33 Perception NF 
34 KOD J. Cole 
35 Sweetener Ariana Grande 
36 This One’s For You Luke Combs 
37 My Dear Melancholy (EP) The Weeknd 
38 Views Drake 
39 x Ed Sheeran 
40 Queen Nicki Minaj 
41 Life Changes Thomas Rhett 
42 Man Of The Woods Justin Timberlake 
43 Without Warning 21 Savage, Offset, Metro Boomin
44 From The Fires Greta Van Fleet 
45 Tha Carter V Lil Wayne 
46 Life Of A Dark Rose Lil Skies
47 ye Kanye West 
48 Youngblood 5 Seconds Of Summer 
49 Tell Me You Love Me Demi Lovato 
50 24K Magic Bruno Mars

Billboard Canadian Hot 100 of 2018, Year-End Chart

Billboard Canada has released the year-end top 100 singles of 2018 which are listed below. The top song of the year is “Havana” by Cuba’s Camila Cabello, formerly with United States based R&B group Fifth Harmony. The top track by a Canadian artist is “God’s Plan” by Drake at #3. We have cleaned up the list by removing the eyesore of featured artists on this year’s chart unless it was a lone Canadian. Dual main artists are kept. Canadian artists are bolded in red. There are 15 entries with a Canadian as the main, co-main, or lone featured artist. Eight of these involve Drake. The Canadian Hot 100 is determined by a weighting system of radio airplay, online streaming, and purchased downloads. More year-end and other Canadian charts can be found here.

RANK TITLE ARTIST
1 Havana Camila Cabello
2 Perfect Ed Sheeran
3 God’s Plan Drake
4 Rockstar Post Malone
5 Body Loud Luxury Ft. Brando
6 Girls Like You Maroon 5
7 Meant To Be Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
8 Psycho Post Malone
9 Nice For What Drake
10 I Like It Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
11 In My Feelings Drake
12 The Middle Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
13 No Tears Left To Cry Ariana Grande
14 Better Now Post Malone
15 Sad! XXXTENTACION
16 Friends Marshmello & Anne-Marie
17 New Rules Dua Lipa
18 Thunder Imagine Dragons
19 One Kiss Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
20 Lucid Dreams Juice WRLD
21 Love Lies Khalid & Normani
22 Finesse Bruno Mars & Cardi B
23 Look Alive BlocBoy JB Ft. Drake
24 Never Be The Same Camila Cabello
25 Despacito Fonsi & Yankee Ft. Justin Bieber
26 Youngblood 5 Seconds Of Summer
27 Wolves Selena Gomez X Marshmello
28 Silence Marshmello
29 River Eminem
30 Taste Tyga
31 Jackie Chan Tiesto & Dzeko Ft. Preme & Post Malone
32 Back To You Selena Gomez
33 Pray For Me The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar
34 In My Blood Shawn Mendes
35 This Is America Childish Gambino
36 Delicate Taylor Swift
37 Let You Down NF
38 Whatever It Takes Imagine Dragons
39 Shape Of You Ed Sheeran
40 All The Stars Kendrick Lamar & SZA
41 Gucci Gang Lil Pump
42 Feel It Still Portugal. The Man
43 Him & I G-Eazy & Halsey
44 Call Out My Name The Weeknd
45 Mine Bazzi
46 Say Something Justin Timberlake
47 Too Good At Goodbyes Sam Smith
48 I Fall Apart Post Malone
49 Ric Flair Drip Offset & Metro Boomin
50 FEFE 6ix9ine
51 Sicko Mode Travis Scott
52 Walk It Talk It Migos Ft. Drake
53 Solo Clean Bandit
54 Plug Walk Rich The Kid
55 Unforgettable French Montana
56 What Lovers Do Maroon 5
57 No Limit G-Eazy
58 Let Me Go Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso
59 Freaky Friday Lil Dicky
60 Eastside Benny Blanco, Halsey & Khalid
61 How Long Charlie Puth
62 Nonstop Drake
63 MotorSport Migos, Nicki Minaj & Cardi B
64 IDGAF Dua Lipa
65 No Brainer DJ Khaled Ft. Justin Bieber et al.
66 God Is A Woman Ariana Grande
67 Mi Gente J Balvin & Willy William
68 Happier Marshmello & Bastille
69 Bad At Love Halsey
70 Bodak Yellow Cardi B
71 I’m Upset Drake
72 Moonlight XXXTENTACION
73 Nevermind Dennis Lloyd
74 Yes Indeed Lil Baby & Drake
75 Stir Fry Migos
76 Not A Love Song Bulow
77 Plain Jane A$AP Ferg
78 I Love It Kanye West & Lil Pump
79 Bartier Cardi Cardi B
80 These Days Rudimental
81 Young Dumb & Broke Khalid
82 Ball For Me Post Malone
83 Powerglide Rae Sremmurd & Juicy J
84 Ain’t Easy Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine
85 Wait Maroon 5
86 Simple Florida Georgia Line
87 Echame La Culpa Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato
88 Changes XXXTENTACION
89 Natural Imagine Dragons
90 Zombie Bad Wolves
91 I’m A Mess Bebe Rexha
92 Remind Me To Forget Kygo
93 Heaven Kane Brown
94 Dusk Till Dawn Zayn
95 X Nicky Jam x J Balvin
96 OTW Khalid, Ty Dolla $ign & 6LACK
97 King’s Dead Jay Rock, K. Lamar, Future & J. Blake
98 Gummo 6ix9ine
99 Marry Me Thomas Rhett
100 Praise The Lord A$AP Rocky

2017’s Biggest Canadian Hits, Both English and French

CMB medThe most successful song of 2017 that involved a Canadian artist was “Despacito” featuring Justin Bieber which peaked at #1 on the weekly Hot 100 and was the second biggest song of the year overall. The biggest English language song with a Canadian as the main artist was “Starboy” from the Weeknd. Although it finished the year as its 6th most popular tune, it peaked at #1 on the weekly charts last year (2016) and also made the previous year-end chart at #32. The most successful Canadian artist song reaching its peak position in the weekly charts of 2017 was Shawn Mendes’ “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” with a year-end placement of #16 and weekly peak of #6.

In total, 17 tracks involving Canadian artists made the year-end Hot 100. A total of 34 maple-glazed tunes peaked within the Top 40 during the year 2017. No French-language song made the Hot 100 through the year. We have listed below French language songs from Canadian artists that made the annual CKOI year-end Top 50 – seven in all.

HY = Billboard Hot 100 year-end chart position
HW = Billboard Hot 100 weekly charts, peak position
CY = CKOI year-end Top 50 chart position

2017 CKOI Franco Hits

TITLE ARTIST CY
Une p’tite biere  Anthony Gaudet 21
J’pas stressée Roxane Bruneau 24
Roadtrip Les Chiens de Ruelles 27
T’embellis ma vie Yann Perreau 31
Fou Andreanne A. Malette 42
Kamikaze Patrice Michaud 45
Il y a tant a faire  Daniel Belanger 48

2017 Billboard Canada Hits

TITLE ARTIST HY HW
Despacito Fonsi/Yankee ft. Justin Bieber 2 1
Starboy The Weeknd 6a 1b
There’s Nothing Holding… Shawn Mendes 16 6
Stay Alessia Cara & Zedd 22 9
I Feel It Coming The Weeknd 23 10
Passionfruit Drake 33 2
Let Me Love You DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber 41a 4b
Fake Love Drake 49 10b
Signs Drake 52 12
2U D. Guetta ft. Justin Bieber 54 4
Scars to Your Beautiful Alessia Cara 70 14b
Treat You Better Shawn Mendes 71a 7b
Friends Justin Bieber & BloodPop 83 4
Mercy Shawn Mendes 84 22
Reminding Me Shawn Hook 86 30
Party Monster The Weeknd 91 8b
Portland Drake 95 6
Blem Drake 8
Free Smoke Drake 12
Gyalchester Drake 13
No Long Talk Drake 14
Reminder The Weeknd 16
Get It Together Drake 20
Teenage Fever Drake 22
Still Got Time Zayn ft. PartyNextDoor 22
Madiba Riddim Drake 23
KMT Drake 25
Sacrifices Drake 26
4422 Drake 27
Jorja Interlude Drake 28
Some Way NAV ft. The Weeknd 31
To the Max DJ Khaled ft. Drake 32
Wanted You NAV 33
Skepta Interlude Drake 36
Glow Drake 37
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot… Michael Buble 39
Lust for Life Lana Del Rey ft. The Weeknd 39
Lights Out Virginia to Vegas 40
Nothings Into Somethings Drake 40
Curve Gucci Mane ft. The Weeknd 40

a – Also made year-end Hot 100 of 2016
b – Weekly peak achieved in 2016

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Top 100 Singles of 1998 in Canada

According to RPM Magazine, the biggest song of 1998 in Canada was “My Heart Will Go On” by Céline Dion, theme song of blockbuster feature film Titanic by Canadian director James Cameron. While the movie smashed all box office records, the song became Dion’s biggest hit and one of the best-selling singles of all-time worldwide. An incredible total of 41 songs from the year-end top 100 chart below involve Canadian artists who are marked  in red. The Canadian charts are an accurate reflection of Canadian tastes in music, and the Top 100 songs were determined both from radio airplay and nationwide sales data. The drawback with year-end charts is that songs charting from the end of one year through beginning of the next will have their chart performance split between the two years. More year-end and other Canadian charts can be found here.

RANK TITLE ARTIST
1 My Heart Will Go On Celine Dion
2 Adia Sarah McLachlan
3 Torn Natalie Imbruglia
4 Ooh La La Rod Stewart
5 My Father’s Eyes Eric Clapton
6 Truly, Madly, Deeply Savage Garden
7 From This Moment On Shania Twain w/B. White
8 I’m Ready Bryan Adams
9 Crush Jennifer Paige
10 You’re Still the One Shania Twain
11 Back to You Bryan Adams
12 Frozen Madonna
13 Immortality Celine Dion
14 On a Day Like Today Bryan Adams
15 This Kiss Faith Hill
16 As Long As You Love Me Backstreet Boys
17 Mummer’s Dance Loreena McKennitt
18 Cruel Summer Ace of Base
19 One Week Barenaked Ladies
20 Sweet Surrender Sarah McLachlan
21 Recover Your Soul Elton John
22 I’m Your Angel Celine Dion
23 Love, Pain, and the Whole… Amy Sky
24 True Colours Phil Collins
25 Your Life Is Now John Mellancamp
26 Wishing That Jann Arden
27 I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing Aerosmith
28 Kiss the Rain Billie Myers
29 At the Beginning D. Lewis/R. Marx
30 Stop Spice Girls
31 Something About the Way… Elton John
32 Cry Philosopher Kings
33 Hands Jewel
34 I Know You Jann Arden
35 Too Much Spice Girls
36 Looking Through Your Eyes Leann Rimes
37 Ordinary Day Great Big Sea
38 Viva Forever Spice Girls
39 Time Lionel Richie
40 I Do Lisa Loeb
41 Give Me Forever John Tesh w/J. Ingram
42 So Help Me Girl Gary Barlow
43 The Best of Love Michael Bolton
44 I’ll Never Break Your Heart Backstreet Boys
45 High Lighthouse Family
46 Tubthumper Chumbawamba
47 Surrounded Chantal Kreviazuk
48 The Sound Of Jann Arden
49 Thank U Alanis Morissette
50 Kind & Generous Natalie Merchant
51 The Way Fastball
52 My Favourite Mistake Sheryl Crow
53 With These Eyes Roch Voisine
54 Foolish Games Jewel
55 Cry Ophelia Adam Cohen
56 Nobody’s Supposed to… Deborah Cox
57 3 AM Matchbox 20
58 If I Could Joee
59 It’s the End of the World Great Big Sea
60 The Sweetest Thing U2
61 I’ll Be Edwin McCain
62 Lullaby Shawn Mullins
63 Trust Me This Is Love Amanda Marshall
64 Dreams The Corrs
65 Falling Bruce Guthro
66 How Could an Angel… Toni Braxton/Kenny G
67 Miss You Like Crazy The Moffatts
68 Heaven’s What I Feel Gloria Estefan
69 I Wonder Tom Cochrane
70 Your Love J. Brickman w/M. Wright
71 Tell Him Celine Dion & B. Streisand
72 Safe Place From the Storm Michael Bolton
73 Into You 3 Deep
74 I Will Wait Hootie and the Blowfish
75 Hurts to Love You Philosopher Kings
76 Unbound Robbie Robertson
77 Iris Goo Goo Dolls
78 All Roads Lead to You Chicago
79 Never Ever All Saints
80 Show Me Love Robyn
81 Miles to Go Before I Sleep Celine Dion
82 My All Mariah Carey
83 Half on a Baby R. Kelly
84 A Promise I Make Dakota Moon
85 Promise Ain’t Enough Hall & Oates
86 Searchin’ My Soul Vonda Shepard
87 After All These Years A. Cochan w/ J. Brickman
88 Poets Tragically Hip
89 When You Believe W. Houston w/M. Carey
90 Leaving On a Jet Plane Chantal Kreviazuk
91 I Want You Back N’Sync
92 Everywhere Bran Van 3000
93 Ohh It’s Kinda Crazy soulDecision
94 It’s Just My Luck VIP
95 Like I Love You Amy Grant
96 Walk This Road Bruce Guthro
97 Me Paula Cole
98 One Belief Away Bonnie Raitt
99 The Power of Goodbye Madonna
100 I Can’t Go for That The Nylons

2017 Hits Internationally by or Featuring Canadians

Find below a list of all songs by or featuring a Canadian artist that made it into the year-end Top 100 of Canada (17), The United Kingdom (10), Australia (11), The United States (12), and Japan (3). It is interesting to note that Shawn Mendes’ “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” was biggest in Australia where it finished 10th of the year. Aussies also liked “Stay” with Alessia Cara more than the other countries. Brits preferred Drake’s “Passionfruit” over the other nations, while Americans had it in for “Both” featuring the rapper. Enjoy the table below.

TITLE ARTIST CA UK AU US JP
Despacito Ft. Justin Bieber 2 2 2 2  
Starboy  The Weeknd 6 59 42 20  
There’s Nothing Holdin’…  Shawn Mendes 16 16 10 23  
Stay  Zedd & Alessia Cara 22 37 14 17 66
I Feel It Coming  The Weeknd 23 66 39 34  
Passionfruit  Drake 33 30 66 65  
Let Me Love You Ft. Justin Bieber 41     46  
Fake Love  Drake 49 91   37  
Signs  Drake 52        
2U Ft. Justin Bieber 54 64 69    
Scars To Your Beautiful  Alessia Cara 70   87 30  
Treat You Better  Shawn Mendes 71     92  
Friends J. Bieber + BloodPop 83 93 63    
Mercy  Shawn Mendes 84     54  
Reminding Me  Shawn Hook 86        
Party Monster  The Weeknd 91        
Portland  Drake 95        
What Do You Mean? Justin Bieber         21
Sorry Justin Bieber         92
Both Ft. Drake       83  
How Far I’ll Go Alessia Cara     76    
Never Be Like You Ft. Kai     97    
One Dance Drake   80