Carly Rae Jepsen Releasing 4th Studio Album

It all began with a game of tug of war over a bucket and the winning team earning a kiss that conjured up much emotion. And now Canada’s queen of pop is geared up to launch her fourth studio album which will bear the name Dedicated. To what is Carly dedicated? We will have to wait until next month to find out; the album is set for release May 17, 2019. Jepsen journeys to the eastern Atlantic that month to begin a Europe-US tour that begins in Stockholm May 23 and ends in Los Angeles on August 11. The track listing for the album has not yet been unveiled. Carly Rae Jepsen has won a trio of JUNO awards and scored eight Top 40 hits. Her album Kiss has been certified Gold by Music Canada. Her last (2015) album Emotion was shortlisted for the Polaris Prize.

Céline Dion Releasing 27th Studio Album

Queen Céline will be releasing her 27th studio album this year. It will bear the title Courage and is scheduled for release in November 2019. Céline Dion is the best-selling Canadian recording artist of all-time. She will be ending her Las Vegas residency on June 8. To promote the new album, Dion will be embarking on a Canada-US tour with things kicking off September 18 in Quebec City and wrapping up April 27, 2020 in Winnipeg. Rumoured collaborators on the Courage album include Sia, Maty Noyes, Jörgen Elofsson (Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears), David Guetta, and Stephan Moccio. The latter Canadian songwriter and arranger is responsible for Céline’s 2002 hit “A New Day Has Come”, as well as hits for Avril Lavigne (“Head Above Water”), The Weeknd (“Earned It”), and Miley Cyrus (“Wrecking Ball”) among others.

2018 Overview

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Under construction: below are links to various summaries of the year 2018 in music. As articles are published, links will be added.

2018 Overview

2018 Year in Review

2018 Charts and Analysis

Music Canada’s Gold/Platinum 2018 Recap
CKOI Year-End Top 50
2018 Maple Blazers: 10 New Artists Who Ruled the Year

2018 Billboard Year-End Charts

Hot 100 Singles of the Year 2018
Top 50 Albums of the Year 2018
Top 25 Hot 100 Artists of 2018
2018 Weekly Hot 100 Statistics

Canadian Music Blog 2018 Picks

Canadian Music Blog’s 7 Best EPs of 2018
Canadian Music Blog’s 10 Best Music Videos of 2018
Canadian Music Blog’s 30 Best Songs of 2018
Canadian Music Blog’s 15 Best Albums of 2018

Awards for 2018 Music

ADISQ Félix Awards: Part 1 Part 2

Juno Awards: Part 1 Part 2


Launch of the International Music Blog

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CMB editors are pleased to announce the launch of the IMB, International Music Blog. The Canadian Music Blog will continue as before to offer comprehensive content exclusively dedicated to popular Canadian recording artists and their music. The IMB will serve as an online English-language magazine that provides information about popular international recording artists and their music regardless of the language in which it is performed. It will stand in sharp contrast to blogs that call themselves international but feature English-language music only. The IMB will also include features on Canadian recording artists and their works in addition to artists from around the world — Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and Africa. We are just getting started over there but you can check out the blog here. As you may have also noticed, the CMB has a new look. The blog theme matches the IMB’s. CMB is red and IMB is blue. You can also follow the IMB on Twitter (@globalmusicbl) here and Facebook here.

Hot 100 Announcement

We have added a page above entitled “Hot 100”. This contains a more visual presentation of the Canadian Hot 100 and will be updated weekly. We will continue publishing the weekly Hot 100 in our blog feed, all of which are archived under the category “Canadian Hot 100” in the right hand column.