Nielsen Music Canada

Nielsen Music Canada

Enjoying the fruits of success with a measure of Virginia Black whiskey
January 25, 2018
by David Farrell

Drizzy's surprise release has chalked up fantastic response around the globe, smashed records on Spotify and Apple Music and zoomed straight to 1st place on Nielsen's mid-week streaming chart.

January 16, 2018
by David Farrell

There isn't much going on that Nielsen Music Canada's in-house statistician doesn't spot early on. FYI caught up with Paul this week to dig between the pages of Canada's most recent music business report card and his insights offer an easy read on what's going on today

December 20, 2017
by FYI Staff

The following Top 10 lists are courtesy of Nielsen Music Canada and span airplay in the respective formats between Jan. 1 and Dec. 14, 2017.

U2 album cover depicts Bono's son Eli and The Edge's daughter Sian holding hands.
December 11, 2017
by FYI Staff

The Irish band's latest album debuts at No. 1, but Roy Woods, Neil Young and Chris Stapleton also make the charts and a trio of Christmas sellers continue showing gains.

December 11, 2017
by FYI Staff

The veteran music industry decision-maker is named VP as well as Head of Nielsen Music Canada, and in his elevated position, will oversee all commercial operations for the data and measurement company in the market.

November 20, 2017
by FYI Staff

Swift's new album was a dead cert to hit the top of the chart in its first week of release, and she's done it with certifiable platinum sales and without the backing of any of the streaming platforms.

Kelly Clarkson looked pretty pleased with life, and so she should
November 5, 2017
by FYI Staff

The emotional and nostalgic fervour for Gord Downie continues unabated. His latest solo album release tops the chart in the first week of release and Hip albums continue to populate the best-sellers list. 

Niall Horan is top of the pops this week.
October 29, 2017
by FYI Staff

The Gord Downie halo effect on Canada’s Albums chart continues, with 10 Hip titles in the top 200 and the singer’s Secret Path project bulleting into the top 50. Niall Horan’s solo release burst into 1st place, while the Future and Young Thug combo blasts on at 5 (with video).

Pierre Lapointe triumphs again with his 3rd No. 1 album
October 15, 2017
by FYI Staff

Pierre Lapointe has the number one album this week. It's his third chart-topper in a multi-platinum career, and he is one of several Quebec artists to make a splash in the latest countdown. Also debuting is a collection of Vinyl Cafe stories by the late Stuart McLean.

October 6, 2017
by FYI Staff

Earlier this week we published Nielsen Music Canada's Q3 report on best-sellers and streaming giants in the market this year, and today we follow up with an all-Canadian artists' breakdown that is chock full of surprises.

October 3, 2017
by External Source

Q3 insights include weekly on-demand audio streams surpassing 800 million for the first time ever, and a cume of 27.6 billion so far in 2017.

RSD Canada's Ryan Kerr, CIMA's Stuart Johnston and Nielsen Music Canada's Paul Shaver
September 29, 2017
by Nick Krewen

At the trade org's AGM in Toronto, president Stuart Johnston expressed optimism about the government's support of the independent music sector.