Lindsay Ell Scores First Female Canadian #1 Country Song in 10 Years!

From the city of Crowchild Trail, Benny the Bear, and the Saddledome, Calgary’s Lindsay Ell, discovered by Randy Bachman when she was just 15, has just done something no other female Canadian artist has been able to do for 10 long years.

Releasing her gold, magenta, and vermillion tinged album The Project in 2017, hailed by Billboard magazine as the best country album of the year, Lindsay let loose the blistering track “Criminal”, and it has decimated the charts. It is the number one country radio single in the land, and the first from a maple-femme artist since Terri Clark’s “In My Next Life” from 2008. “Criminal” has also entered the Top 20 in the United States’ nationwide country airplay chart!

For many years, a Canadian artist was unable to scratch the surface of the country charts until Gord Bamford’s fireball, “When Your Lips Are So Close” in November 2013. This was followed by a string of number ones by Canadians, but all gentlemen: “Bounty” by Dean Brody, “Wastin’ Gas” by Dallas Smith, “Airwaves” by Brett Kissel, “Autograph” by Dallas Smith, “Side Effects” by Dallas Smith, “I Be U Be” by High Valley, “Chills” by James Barker Band, “Sky Stays This Blue” by Dallas Smith, “Sleepin’ Around” by Dallas Smith, and “8th Day” by Dean Brody.

On the accomplishment, Lindsay states, “I am humbled and grateful to be the first female artist to have a #1 since 2008 on the Canadian country radio charts. Sometimes you work so hard for the things you want, they feel surreal when they happen. Thank you country radio for believing in me and making this possible. Thank you to each and every fan for never giving up on me. I will try my best to continue to make you proud.”

Ell is currently on tour with Brad Paisely and will join Sugarland for 20+ dates in the summer. She is set to play with Keith Urban in Canadian arenas in September. Check out her website for dates.

By scoring a number one country hit, Lindsay Ell has blown the field wide open for Canadian women. 

We embed the MV for “Criminal” below. As you can hear, it’s very catchy with delicious vocal hooks and excellent guitar work from Lindsay Ell herself.

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Canadian Charts for April 3, 2018: Tyler Shaw Enters the Hot 100

Drake’s “God’s Plan” spends its tenth week at the tip of the Billboard Hot 100. Featured in BlocBoy JB’s “Look Alive” gives him two entries in the Top 10; the latter track is at #8. He is joined in the upper reaches by fellow Canadian Shawn Mendes, as “In My Blood” vaults 62-9 with Greatest Gainer honours in both digital and streaming fields. The song smacks into the #1 position on the Digital Songs chart with a 77% download increase. Believe it or not, this is the Pickering, Ontario native’s first number one digital track. Mendes’ “Lost in Japan” gains the Hot Shot Debut designation by entering the chart at #39. The Weeknd‘s “Pray for Me” slips out of the Top 10 to #11. The hottest Canadian artist outside of the furious five (Bieber, Cara, Drake, Mendes, and The Weeknd) these days is Loud Luxury thanks to “Body” featuring Brando which continues to gain steam; the song is now up to #16. “Despacito” featuring Justin Bieber refuses to depart from the chart holding on at #23. The Launch alumnus Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine has hovered around the #40 mark for the past few weeks; “Ain’t Easy” sits at #38 this week. The big news outside of the Top 40 is that Tyler Shaw‘s “Cautious” enters the Billboard Hot 100 at #87.

Tenor Marc Hervieux has the hottest new entry on the Top Albums chart, as Nos Chansons debuts at #5. It is his second top five album, the first being 2013’s Mes Plaisirs… which peaked at #2. Yoan, rollicking country rock star and winner of The Voice, enters the chart at #11 with Depuis Longtemps, the follow-up to his chart topping self-titled debut album in 2015.

Monarchs of the various radio formats are Bruno Mars &Cardi B (“Finesse”) for All-Format, The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar (“Pray for Me”) for CHR, Black Pistol Fire (“Lost Cause”) for Rock, Luke Bryan (“Most People Are Good”) for Country, Ed Sheeran (“Perfect”) for AC, and Pink (“Beautiful Trauma”) for Hot AC. With a new EP coming out, Calgary’s Paul Brandt debuts on the Country chart at #33 with new number “All About Her”.

The Juno Awards on March 25 bumped a number of artists up the charts this week. Daniel Caesar, who performed and won R&B/Soul Recording, moves 108-71 with a 32% increase for album Freudian. Shawn Mendes, who picked up a pair of awards – Single of The Year and Fan Choice – leaps 56-36 with a 35% consumption increase for album Illuminate. The Barenaked Ladies, who won the Hall of Fame award and reunited with original member Steven Page, re-enters at #90 with a 229% increase for album All Their Greatest Hits (1991-2001). Jessie Reyez, who performed and won Breakthrough Artist, re-enters the chart at #83 with a whopping 231% increase for EP Kiddo. Incidentally, Shawn Mendes gave a shout out to Jessie on Twitter today.

The Charts for March 27, 2018

On the Billboard Top Albums chart, Jann Arden‘s These Are the Days lands at #5. “God’s Plan” by Drake spends its 9th week at the summit of the Billboard Hot 100. Loud Luxury‘s “Body” climbs up to #18 on the chart. Yes McCan‘s “Désirée” materializes at #96. He is a member of rap group Dead Obies.”In My Blood” by Shawn Mendes debuts at #62. The latter new track was #5 at Hot Digital Songs last week, #25 at Hot 100 Airplay, #30 at CHR, and #37 at Hot AC.

March 20, 2018 Charts: Three Days Grace Taps the Nine Ball

Canadian rocker Éric Lapointe has topped iTunes with song “Belle folie” which heralds his upcoming album Délivrance, expected out on Star Wars Day, May 4th.

Billboard’s Top Albums chart sees Three Days Grace debut as insiders in the Top 10; Outsider is #9. Tory Lanez who had the number one album last week drops to #8 with Memories Don’t Die.

French singer Christophe Mae thunders into the Digital Song Sales chart with “Il est ou le Bonheur” at #8.

The Billboard Canadian Hot 100 has two youngling Canadian acts in the Top 40: “Body” by Loud Luxury Ft. Brando at #23 and “Ain’t Easy” by Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine at #40. Both have gone gold according to Music Canada. It’s interesting that Toronto auto-tuned rapper Killy has landed track “No Sad No Bad” on the chart without its appearing in the iTunes 200 or receiving any radio airplay. It goes to show how heavily the chart is slanted towards streaming. Also intriguing is that Dutch recording artist Bulow was able to get a CanCon sticker for her click-beat piece “Not a Love Song” debuting on the chart at #88.

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

This Week’s Charts and a Surprise Hit for Jim Cuddy

Not much to report on the charts this week. Drake remains the captain of the Billboard Hot 100, as “God’s Plan” spends its 4th week on top. He is featured in BlocBoy JB’s “Look Alive” which debuts at #4. Also new is Calvin Harris’ “Nuh Ready Nuh Ready” which features Canadian outfit PartyNextDoor at #83. With radio dropping support for Hedley, “Better Days” takes a dive from #54 to #84. The band has withdrawn contention for the three JUNO awards for which it was nominated.

Canada is, as of this writing, up to 19 Olympic medals in the 2018 games. Music is heavily connected to one of them which we’ll talk about in a bit. Previously we listed our first 15 medals as follows:

Kim Boutin – Bronze – Short Track Speed Skating: Ladies’ 1,500m
Samuel Girard – Gold – Short Track Speed Skating: Men’s 1,000m
Justine Dufour-Lapointe – Silver – Freestyle Skiing: Ladies’ Moguls
Max Parrot – Silver – Snowboard: Men’s Slopestyle
Mark McMorris – Bronze – Snowboard: Men’s Slopestyle
Ted-Jan Bloemen – Silver – Speed Skating: Men’s 5,000m
Team Canada – Gold – Figure Skating: Team Event
Mikael Kingsbury – Gold – Freestyle Skiing: Men’s Moguls
Laurie Blouin – Silver – Snowboard: Ladies’ Slopestyle
Team Canada – Gold – Curling: Mixed Doubles
Alex Gough – Bronze – Luge – Women’s Singles
Kim Boutin – Bronze – Short Track Speed Skating: Ladies’ 500m
Team Canada – Bronze – Figure Skating: Pair Skating
Team Canada – Silver – Luge: Team Relay
Ted-Jan Bloemen – Gold – Speed Skating: Men’s 10,000m

The four latest are these:

Alex Beaulieu-Marchand – Bronze – Freestyle Skiing: Men’s Ski Slopestyle
Team Canada – Gold – Bobsleigh: 2-man
Cassie Sharpe – Gold – Freestyle Skiing: Ladies’ Ski Halfpipe
Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir – Gold – Figure Skating: Ice Dance

The latter medal won by Tessa and Scott made headlines around the world. It was the top headline at Billboard magazine this morning and made the front page of the BBC. Their final skate brought down the global house so to speak. One American from Texas launched the following Twitter tweet:

Following their gold medal win, the CBC aired a video montage of the couple through their skating years using Jim Cuddy’s “Pull Me Through” (2006) as soundtrack. As a result, the song currently sits at #1 on iTunes. We embed the montage video below for your enjoyment as well as the duo’s final performance for the gold medal win.

Charts Update February 6, 2018

The Dow can’t make up it’s mind. Its name suggests it should keep going down. Perhaps they should rename it after Charles Bergstresser. After all, it’s a big stressor for many. An earthquake strikes Hualian, Taiwan. Western Canadian politicians are tossing oil and wine back and forth. And a sports car is sent into outer space (don’t ask).

In more palatable news…

Drake continues his reign atop the Billboard Hot 100 with “God’s Plan” and adds another into the Top 40 thanks to his feature in Migos’ “Want to Talk It” (#14). Jim Cuddy, favoured by Dr. Phil over Michael Bublé to host the JUNOs, debuts on the Top Albums chart at #3 with Constellation. “Soldier of Love” by Poesy (from The Launch) finds itself at #17 on Hot Digital. “Pray for Me” co-credited to The Weeknd appears at #25 on CHR, “Au Sommet” by 2Frères at #33 on AC, and Meghan Patrick now has her biggest hit – “Country Music Made Me Do It” which sits at #8 on Country Radio.

Launch of 2018 Charts: No Canadian Artist Song in Top 40

With entertainment news fluttering around the unveiling of the Oscar nominations, we are reminded of the decline of cinema ticket sales in 2017. Why find yourself sitting beside someone with narcotics on his breath, behind a cell phone addict, or in front of a youngin’ who thinks kicking the back of your chair is a good idea when you can stream movies in the comfort of your own home for free? The latter method of consumption is skewing the performance of recording artists on the charts. It will be interesting to see what sense can be made out of them this year and whether they become a carbon copy of the U.S. charts.

Unlike purchases, streaming does not measure how much people like a song because many stream to determine whether or not they like it. They will stream what gets promoted. Also, consider that the streams may result from a song being placed by the service’s staff into a playlist that users listen to. Songs that do not get placed into popular playlists, obviously, will not get streamed.

Another point to consider is that by ignoring the reality that Canada is a multilingual and multicultural society, the music industry is fixated on mining for copper rather than gold, and the exclusion of data from stores and now sites that offer Allophone music is another argument for the charts being an inaccurate reflection of the listening habits of Canadians. Are CD sales from shops in Chinatown, online stores like YesAsia and streaming data from sites like Baidu, Xiami, and even QQ counted toward the Canadian charts? Because that is how millions of Canadians are consuming music these days. Is data from non English language based platforms being counted, because only 58% of Canadians have English as their mother tongue.

Logan Staats topped iTunes with “The Lucky Ones” (#8 through the week on digital sales) but did not make it onto the Hot 100 this week. That should say something. In fact, besides the Bieber feature in “Despacito”, there are no Canadian artist songs in the Hot 100’s Top 40!

At #1 is Cuban singer Camila Cabello, ex-member of U.S. based R&B singing group Fifth Harmony with “Havana”. She also has the top album in Canada, Camila, with an … immodest cover.

Ria Mae tops the Emerging Artists chart with “Bend” which manages to squeeze into the Hot 100 at #93. Hedley is king of All-Format Airplay, with “Better Days” at #7. The Weeknd‘s “Die For You” is the favourite at CHR (#6). “I’ve Got a Hole Where My Heart Should Be” by The Sheepdogs is #2 at Rock Radio. Dallas Smith is back at #1, as “Sleepin’ Around” crowns Country Radio. It is his fifth chart topper.

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      

CKOI Year-End Top 50 of 2017

lettrage-camion-ckoiC’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 2017 on the chart is (surprise!) “Une p’tite bière” by Anthony Gaudet at #21. Canadian artists are in red. Franco songs are in blue. Of the 50, 13 involve Canadian artists, down from 18 last year.

1 – SHAPE OF YOU / ED SHEERAN

2 – KATCHI / OFENBACH

3 – DESPACITO / LUIS FONSI & JUSTIN BIEBER

4 – BELIEVER / IMAGINE DRAGONS

5 – SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS / CHAINSMOKERS & COLDPLAY

6 – BE MINE / OFENBACH

7 – SIGN OF THE TIMES / HARRY STYLES

8 – 13 / ALLAN RAYMAN

9 – TUESDAY / BURAK YETER

10 – ROCKABYE / CLEAN BANDIT & SEAN PAUL

11 – MAIN GIRL / CHARLOTTE CARDIN

12 – FEEL IT STILL / PORTUGAL THE MAN

13 – FEELS / CALVIN HARRIS

14 – NO ROOTS / ALICE MERTON

15 – PERFECT / ED SHEERAN

16 – THUNDER / IMAGINE DRAGONS

17 – ONE MORE LIGHT / LINKIN PARK

18 – UH HUH / JULIA MICHAELS

19 – REDBONE / CHILDISH GAMBINO

20 – WHAT ABOUT US / PINK

21 – UNE P’TITE BIERE / ANTHONY GAUDET

22 – DOWN / MARIAN HILL

23 – RX / THEORY OF A DEADMAN

24 – J’PAS STRESSÉE / ROXANE BRUNEAU

25 – DANCING ON MY OWN / CALUM SCOTT

26 – THERE’S NOTHING HOLDIN’ ME BACK / SHAWN MENDES

27 – ROADTRIP / LES CHIENS DE RUELLES

28 – GALWAY GIRL / ED SHEERAN

29 – SKIN / RAG’N’BONE MAN

30 – YOUNG DUMB & BROKE / KHALID

31 – T’EMBELLIS MA VIE / YANN PERREAU

32 – I FEEL IT COMING / THE WEEKND

33 – HAVANA / CAMILA CABELLO

34 – BODY LIKE A BACK ROAD / SAM HUNT

35 – DOMMAGE / BIGFLO & OLI

36 – LEGENDARY / WELSHLY ARMS

37 – HIGHWAY TUNE / GRETA VAN FLEET

38 – NOT EASY / ALEX DA KID

39 – NATION / TIBZ

40 – MALIBU / MILEY CYRUS

41 – NO WITNESS / LP

42 – FOU / ANDREANNE A. MALETTE

43 – WILD HORSES / BISHOP BRIGGS

44 – SAY YOU WON’T LET GO / JAMES ARTHUR

45 – KAMIKAZE / PATRICE MICHAUD

46 – CASTLE ON THE HILL / ED SHEERAN

47 – ONE DAY / ASAF AVIDAN

48 – IL Y A TANT A FAIRE / DANIEL BELANGER

49 – HEAR ME NOW / ALOK

50 – LAY IT ON ME / VANCE JOY

Billboard Canada Year-End Top Artists by Radio Format, 2017

RANK ALL FORMAT CHR
1 Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran
2 Shawn Mendes The Weeknd
3 The Chainsmokers Shawn Mendes
4 Bruno Mars The Chainsmokers
5 The Weeknd Drake
6 Niall Horan Bruno Mars
7 Alessia Cara Alessia Cara
8 Hedley Niall Horan
9 Maroon 5 Virginia to Vegas
10 Virginia to Vegas Maroon 5
     
RANK HOT AC AC
1 Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran
2 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes
3 Bruno Mars Bruno Mars
4 Alessia Cara Maroon 5
5 The Chainsmokers Adele
6 Hedley Justin Timberlake
7 Niall Horan Niall Horan
8 The Weeknd Hedley
9 Maroon 5 The Chainsmokers
10 Adele Michael Buble
     
RANK COUNTRY ROCK
1 Dallas Smith Arkells
2 Blake Shelton Green Day
3 Thomas Rhett July Talk
4 Jon Pardi Imagine Dragons
5 James Barker Band Kings of Leon
6 Jason Aldean Rag ‘N’ Bone Man
7 Old Dominion Mother Mother
8 Dustin Lynch The Glorious Sons
9 Kenny Chesney Queens of the Stone Age
10 Chad Brownlee Foo Fighters

Billboard Canada Year-End Country Airplay of 2017

You’ll have to scroll down quite a bit to find a Canadian artist on Billboard Canada’s year-end country airplay chart. Tops was Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road”. Dallas Smith has the highest Canadian artist entry with “Sky Stays This Blue” at #20. Nineof the Top 50 were by Canadian acts down from 11 last year and 14 in 2015. Canadian artists are bolded in red in the chart below. The data was collected between the dates of December 6, 2016 and November 25, 2017.

RANK TITLE ARTIST PLAYS
1 Body Like A Back Road Sam Hunt 26,211
2 No Such Thing As A Broken Heart Old Dominion 23,659
3 Dirt On My Boots Jon Pardi 21,766
4 Heartache On The Dance Floor Jon Pardi 20,165
5 In Case You Didn’t Know Brett Young 19,933
6 Black Dierks Bentley 19,451
7 Yours If You Want It Rascal Flatts 19,411
8 Better Man Little Big Town 19,131
9 Every Time I Hear That Song Blake Shelton 19,030
10 It Ain’t My Fault Brothers Osborne 18,896
11 Craving You Thomas Rhett 18,734
12 Drinkin’ Problem Midland 18,546
13 Fast Luke Bryan 18,404
14 More Girls Like You Kip Moore 18,298
15 You Look Good Lady Antebellum 18,248
16 Small Town Boy Dustin Lynch 18,024
17 Kill A Word Eric Church 17,891
18 For Her Chris Lane 17,852
19 Any Ol’ Barstool Jason Aldean 17,602
20 Sky Stays This Blue Dallas Smith 17,465
21 Do I Make You Wanna Billy Currington 17,378
22 Yeah Boy Kelsea Ballerini 17,376
23 Chills James Barker Band 17,326
24 Flatliner Cole Swindell 17,073
25 All The Pretty Girls Kenny Chesney 16,791
26 Fix A Drink Chris Janson 16,753
27 Hurricane Luke Combs 16,752
28 Somebody Else Will Justin Moore 16,645
29 Time Dean Brody 16,304
30 Star Of The Show Thomas Rhett 16,257
31 I Could Use A Love Song Maren Morris 16,044
32 They Don’t Know Jason Aldean 16,021
33 A Guy With A Girl Blake Shelton 16,001
34 Round Here Buzz Eric Church 15,838
35 God, Your Mama, And Me Florida Georgia Line 15,744
36 The Fighter Keith Urban 15,636
37 Side Effects Dallas Smith 15,439
38 Slide Over Tim Hicks 15,356
39 I Be U Be High Valley 15,276
40 Seein’ Red Dustin Lynch 15,154
41 When It Rains It Pours Luke Combs 14,993
42 Hometown Girl Josh Turner 14,537
43 Bar At The End Of The World Kenny Chesney 14,478
44 Today Brad Paisley 14,205
45 Wanna Be That Song Brett Eldredge 14,147
46 Slow Burn Tim Hicks 13,999
47 Dirty Laundry Carrie Underwood 13,770
48 Crazy About You The Road Hammers 13,701
49 Every Little Thing Carly Pearce 13,646
50 Just Sayin’ James Barker Band 13,623

Billboard Canada Year-End Rock Airplay of 2017

Hamilton’s Arkells topped the rock radio year-end Billboard Canada chart with “Knocking at the Door”. Fifteen of the Top 40 were by Canadian acts, the same number as last year. These artists are bolded in red in the chart below. The data was collected between the dates of December 6, 2016 and November 25, 2017.

RANK TITLE ARTIST PLAYS
1 Knocking At The Door Arkells 19,083
2 Believer Imagine Dragons 16,986
3 Human Rag’n’Bone Man 16,959
4 The Way You Used To Do Queens of The Stone Age 16,250
5 Still Breathing Green Day 13,896
6 Lights Out Royal Blood 13,584
7 Waste A Moment Kings Of Leon 13,108
8 Freeze Me Death From Above 1979 11,869
9 The Drugs Mother Mother 11,621
10 She’s Out Of Her Mind Blink-182 11,406
11 Picturing Love July Talk 11,222
12 Highway Bleeker 11,196
13 Beck + Call July Talk 10,670
14 Run Foo Fighters 9,193
15 High Sir Sly 8,870
16 The Violence Rise Against 8,725
17 Devil’s On Fire Headstones 8,591
18 Highway Tune Greta Van Fleet 8,490
19 Feel It Still Portugal. The Man 8,346
20 Everything Is Alright The Glorious Sons 8,342
21 Kill The Lights The Glorious Sons 8,193
22 Square Hammer Ghost 8,186
23 13 Allan Rayman 8,127
24 Born Yesterday Hollerado 8,054
25 Love Is Mystical Cold War Kids 7,900
26 Wish I Knew You The Revivalists 7,624
27 My Heart’s Always Yours Arkells 7,619
28 Go Robot Red Hot Chili Peppers 7,539
29 Raging Bull One Bad Son 7,492
30 One Good Piece Of Me Big Wreck 7,409
31 Near To The Wild Heart Japandroids 7,108
32 Sky Is A Neighborhood Foo Fighters 7,018
33 The Man The Killers 6,554
34 Help Papa Roach 6,392
35 Blood In The Cut k.flay 6,281
36 Reverend Kings Of Leon 6,224
37 Cold Cold Cold Cage The Elephant 6,023
38 Revolution Radio Green Day 5,735
39 No Good Kaleo 5,655
40 Cocoon Milky Chance 5,637

Billboard Canada Year-End AC Airplay of 2017

Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” topped the Adult Contemporary airplay year-end Billboard Canada chart. The top spun Canadian artist track at the format was The Weeknd’s “I Feel It Coming” at #5. Eighteen of the Top 40 were by or featuring a Canadian artist, up from 16 for the past two years. Canadian artists are bolded in red in the chart below. The data was collected between the dates of December 6, 2016 and November 25, 2017.

RANK TITLE ARTIST PLAYS
1 Shape Of You Ed Sheeran 15969
2 Don’t Wanna Know Maroon 5 13404
3 Water Under The Bridge Adele 13075
4 Can’t Stop The Feeling! Justin Timberlake 12455
5 I Feel It Coming The Weeknd 11195
6 Something Just Like This The Chainsmokers & Coldplay 11084
7 Say You Won’t Let Go James Arthur 10788
8 Cheap Thrills Sia 9758
9 Castle On The Hill Ed Sheeran 9700
10 Love On The Brain Rihanna 8809
11 Chained To The Rhythm Katy Perry 8712
12 There’s Nothing Holdin’… Shawn Mendes 8667
13 24K Magic Bruno Mars 8618
14 Scars To Your Beautiful Alessia Cara 8605
15 Kinda Complicated Scott Helman 8231
16 Electric Love Serena Ryder 7928
17 It Ain’t Me Kygo x Selena Gomez 7636
18 I Believe In You Michael Buble 7341
19 Let Me Love You DJ Snake Ft. Justin Bieber 7209
20 That’s What I Like Bruno Mars 7150
21 Closer The Chainsmokers 6810
22 Love Me Now John Legend 6801
23 Treat You Better Shawn Mendes 6619
24 Lights Out Virginia To Vegas 6573
25 Despacito Fonsi/Yankee Ft. Justin Bieber 6542
26 Love Again Hedley 6179
27 Play That Song Train 5955
28 Slow Hands Niall Horan 5887
29 This Town Niall Horan 5820
30 Mercy Shawn Mendes 5705
31 Reminding Me Shawn Hook 5521
32 Can’t Slow Down Hedley 5298
33 Fire In My Soul Walk Off The Earth 5127
34 Who Do You Love Marianas Trench 5078
35 What About Us P!nk 4945
36 Sign Of The Times Harry Styles 4932
37 Cold Maroon 5 4746
38 Superficial Love Ruth B 4522
39 The Greatest Sia 4417
40 Bend Ria Mae 4295

Billboard Year-End Canadian Hot 100 Artists of 2017

Billboard has published a year-end chart for the Top 25 artists of 2017 based on the chart performance of their Hot 100 singles in Canada. Ed Sheeran takes the crown followed by Drake. Five homegrowners in total made the Top 25. Find them in red below.

1. Ed Sheeran
2. Drake
3. The Chainsmokers
4. The Weeknd
5. Kendrick Lamar
6. Bruno Mars
7. Imagine Dragons
8. Shawn Mendes
9. Future
10. DJ Khaled
11. Justin Bieber
12. Taylor Swift
13. Calvin Harris
14. Selena Gomez
15. Post Malone
16. Lil Uzi Vert
17. Migos
18. Luis Fonsi
19. Niall Horan
20. Charlie Puth
21. Alessia Cara
22. James Arthur
23. Clean Bandit
24. Daddy Yankee
25. French Montana