This Week’s Chart Highlights and Other News

“I just want to send my love to everybody affected by this and to Ariana and the team. Concerts are events people should never be afraid to attend. They are places for love and complete happiness, and I am so sorry that things took an opposite direction last night. I hope I speak for every artist by saying that we will not stop spreading positivity and love through music no matter the situation.” —Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes‘ “There’s Nothin’ Holding Me Back” reaches a new Billboard Hot 100 peak position at #15 this week. New on the chart is Scott Helman‘s “Kinda Complicated” at #96.

No Canadian artist albums debuted in the Top 10 this week.

Allan Rayman enters the Emerging Artists’ Top 30 with song “13”. The Ottawa Valley’s Kelly Prescott receives a feature in Nielsen’s artist spotlight for her country song “Hillbilly Jewels”.

Dallas Smith‘s latest “Sky Stays So Blue” debuts on the Country Airplay chart at #41.

New Brunswick’s Roch Voisine has the best-selling Franco song with “Tout me ramène à toi”. Right behind him is Roxane Bruneau with “J’pas stressée” off upcoming album Dysphorie (June 2). On the airwaves, Andréanne A. Malette takes the cake with “Fou”.

A Comparison of Drake’s Hits Among the Major Anglo Markets

There’s no question that Drake completely cleaned up at last night’s 2017 Billboard Music Awards breaking the record with 13 trophies. As a sole main artist, Drake here at home has thus far placed 74 tracks onto the Billboard Hot 100. Forty of these have made the Top 40, nine the Top 10, with his lone number one hit being “One Dance”. Another way of looking at it is that 19 of the tracks spent more than 20 weeks on the chart, six more than 30, and two more than 40. His success on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 has been even more impressive. In the beginning of his music career, Drake’s success in the United States far exceeded success elsewhere including Canada. As he frolicked his way from rapping over to singing and from rap music over to R&B, dance, and pop, his tracks, while retaining success in the US, did better in the other Anglo markets (The United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia). The following table shows this. All Top 10 hits in any of the four major Anglo markets are included. There are a total of 15.

TITLE CA AU UK US
Best I Ever Had 24     2
Forever 26 99 42 8
Find Your Love 10   24 5
Make Me Proud 25 95 49 9
Take Care 15 9 9 7
Started from the Bottom 36 93 25 6
Hold On, We’re Going… 5 8 4 4
Hotline Bling 3 2 3 2
Summer Sixteen 12 25 23 6
One Dance 1 1 1 1
Too Good 9 3 3 14
Fake Love 10 16 10 8
Passionfruit 2 4 3 8
Portland 6   27 9
Blem 8   10 38

Nielsen SoundScan Top 40 Hits in Canada, 2002

Find below all Top 40 hits in Canada for year 2002 during the Nielsen SoundScan era. There are 153 of them, 26 from Canadian artists. Based on the chart performance through the year, we can say that the biggest of the Canadian hits was “Hero” by Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, off the Spider-Man soundtrack. 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…

THE NUMBER ONE HITS:

THE TOP FIVE HITS:

THE TOP 10 HITS:

THE TOP 20 HITS:

THE TOP 30 HITS:

THE TOP 40 HITS:

This Week’s Charts and Other News

The Prism Prize has awarded Martin C. Pariseau $15,000 for directing the organization’s favourite music video of the year, Kaytranada’s “Lite Spots” an MV that features a dancing robot.

Albertan country duo High Valley lands a number one single, its first. “I Be U Be” boots Sam Hunt from the summit to become the #1 song in the land at country radio. The song debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 at #92.

Also new to the Hot 100 is “Selfish” from Ontario’s Virginia to Vegas, at #88. Allophone song “Despacito” featuring Anglophone Justin Bieber takes the top spot. Last week’s number one, which also features the Biebs – among many other featured artists – slips to #3, that being “I’m the One” by DJ Khaled. “Reminding Me” by Shawn Hook featuring Vanessa Hudgens vaults from #92 to #74. Vanessa will be co-hosting the Billboard Music Awards with performances by Céline Dion and Drake. The hope would be that Vanessa’s return to the spotlight will shine some light on the new song and onto our wonderfully talented Shawn Hook.

Diana Krall‘s new album Turn Up the Quiet debuts at #8.

Featured in the Nielsen newsletter is Barrie, Ontario country singer Dani Strong for her song “Wild One”. It is bubbling under the Country airplay chart and the Canadian Emerging Artists chart. Dani was the only Canadian to make the top 50 in US TV show “Nashville Star.” She has opened for Eli Young Band and Jess Moskaluke and released her debut album Time to Breathe in October.

At rock radio, Arkells enter into the #1 room after “Knocking at the Door”.

Canadian Chart Highlights and Other News

France has decided on rule by Mr. Macaroni over Madame Le Stylo, South Korea is under the Moon, and Fox Mulder and Dana Scully have applied for a position no longer held by James Comey. But who cares? We’re in the business of music.

The upcoming Billboard Music Awards recently confirmed that Céline Dion will perform her 1998 mega hit “My Heart Will Go On” from blockbuster film Titanic, a movie that broke all box office records and was directed by Canada’s own James Cameron. In a piece of trivia, one of the stars of the movie was Billy Zane who was in Avril Lavigne’s “Rock N Roll” MV. This marks the 20th anniversary since release of the film. The other booked Canadian performer is Drake who is enjoying more life these days.

Shawn Hook made an appearance on The Today Show with Vanessa Hudgens to perform new song “Reminding Me”. The song has debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #92 with help from being #34 at CHR and #36 at Hot AC radio. It was such an incredible performance, we embed it below.

Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” has packed up from its 16-week stint at number one on the Hot 100. Dethroning it is “I’m the One” by DJ Khaled with a queue of featured artists including Justin Bieber. Elsewhere on the chart, besides Hook, “Chills” by James Barker Band materializes at #94.

Feist‘s Pleasure hits up the Albums chart at #7 and is the only Canadian artist debut in the Top 10.

“Cold Right Now” by Edmonton’s Letters from Pluto finds itself at #35 at AC radio and the act receives this week’s Nielsen Artist Spotlight feature.

Exciting things abound at country radio, as three of the top four songs are from Canadian artists. Trailing Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” are High Valley‘s “I Be U Be” at #2, Jess Moskaluke‘s “Drive Me Away” #3, and James Barker Band’s “Chills” #4. Moskaluke’s achievement is that this is the first time in nine years that a Canadian female has cracked the Top 3 on the country charts.

We leave you with Shawn Hook featuring Vanessa Hudgens’ live performance.

This Week’s Chart Highlights and Other News

Céline Dion and Drake, very different in style, are two Canadian awesomes and they are both booked to perform at the upcoming 2017 Billboard Music Awards which will be held in the US city of Las Vegas on May 21. Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara, Drake, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd, and PartyNextDoor have nominations. Drake leads the pack with a total of 22, and The Weeknd has 13.

On the Hot 100, Shawn Mendes’ “There’s Nothin’ Holding Me Back” debuts at #17, at #8 in Australia, at #7 in the United Kingdom, and at #44 in the United States. It looks like the Brits dig it most. “Lust for Life” by Lana Del Ray featuring The Weeknd enters the Canadian Hot 100 at #39.

“Reminding Me” by Shawn Hook featuring Vanessa Hudgens lands on the Emerging Artists chart at the strong position of #14. Both it and James Barker Band’s “Chills” are bubbling under the Hot 100.

Killin’ it at Franco radio is “Fou” by Andréanne A. Malette. Song sales crown “Je déteste ma vie” by Désirée off La Voix 5 various artists album which is tops in terms of album sales this week. On the overall Canadian albums chart, the bilingual work betters its debut at #7 last week to #4 this week, as The Voice prepares for the grand finale this weekend.

In the land down under, “Stay” by Alessia Cara and Zedd is the preferred Canadian artist song at #7. The single is currently at #11 in the United States. The Brits, however, are still snacking on Drake’s “Passionfruit”.

Last but not least, Go Sens! and Go Oilers!

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.