2015: Canadians Get Covered Plentifully

Being a big year in Canadian music, artists around the world were eager to cover the big maple hits. Some of them did wonderful jobs at it. What’s even more remarkable is that Canadians even covered … each other! We have embedded our three favourites below. First up, UK electronic outfit Chvrches, who released a fine album this year, did an impressive cover of Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean”. We could listen to Lauren Mayberry’s vocals all day long.  The second video is from down under. Aussie group Art of Sleeping may not be a big name yet in the Great White North, but this video shows how impressive its musicians are as they slay in their cover of Drake’s “Hotline Bling”. Finally, Walk Off the Earth teams up with new gold recording artist Scott Helman in a sumptuous cover of The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face”. Enjoy these delicacies.

2 and 2 in Britain; 4 and 4 in the States

Adams and Bieber 2 and 2 in Britain

On this week’s official UK charts, Canadians Bryan Adams and Justin Bieber both debut at #2. Last month, they played together in Germany (see it here). Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” debuts at #2 on the British Singles Chart behind “Hello” by England’s Adele. Bryan Adams, on the other hand, debuts at #2 on the British Albums Chart with Get Up behind Sounds Good Feels Good by Australia’s 5 Seconds of Summer.

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Bieber Performs on the Graham Norton Show

Justin Bieber performed “What Do You Mean” tonight on BBC’s The Graham Norton Show. In the cute interview that followed, the host commented, “That song, ‘What Do You Mean’, I like it. It’s your little cry from the heart to the women of the world, ’cause you don’t know what they mean. Is that the thing?” Justin replied, “I never know what they mean.” Norton returned, “But all boys don’t know what girls mean.” And Justin said, “Yeah, that’s why we needed an anthem.”

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Four Canadians in Top 4 U.S. Billboard Spots

For the first time in U.S. Billboard Hot 100 history, four Canadian artists own the top four spots on the chart. The Weeknd is at #1 with “The Hills”, Drake is #2 with “Hotline Bling”, Justin Bieber is at #3 with “What Do You Mean”, and Shawn Mendes is at #4 with “Stitches”.

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Mendes and Cara MAKE Billboard’s Hot PRE-21

Billboard magazine recently listed its picks for the 21 hottest stars under the age of 21. The list includes two Canadians: Shawn Mendes (ranked 4th) and Alessia Cara (ranked 11th). The latter’s hit “Here” entered the U.S. Hot 100’s Top 20 this week. She will be releasing her debut album Know It All November 13. You can view the article here.

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