Drake has made US chart history by becoming the first artist to land 29 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the same calendar year.
Tanya Tagaq (pictured) turns literary, Karena Evans moves into the spotlight, and Justin Bieber reportedly gets hitched. Also making headlines are Lily Allen, Drake, Simon Cowell, Scott McCaughey, The Matador, The Dirty Nil, and Mudhoney.
Kensington Market Jazz Festival and Tiki Collective (pictured) shine, Drake tops AMA noms list, and WE Day returns to Toronto. Also in the news are Bandzoogle, Manitoba Showcase, Lennon Stella, Supercrawl, SXSW, Brad Fordham, SAC, Cowboy Junkies, Storyhive, and farewell Ira Sabin. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The star-studded Dream Serenade benefit concert returns (pictured), Gord Bamford and Danielle Bourjeaurd collaborate, and The National Music Centre partners with ADISQ. Also making news are Anne Murray, Mécénat Musica Prix, Westward Music Fest, Norm Kelly, John Legend, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, the ECMAs, Roger Waters, Barney Bentall, Megan Bonnell, Music Ontario, Sarah Davachi, Headstones, and Al Muirhead. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
Legendary music producer Quincy Jones (pictured) reflects on painful personal loss, Drake and Meek Mill make up, and John Lennon is remembered with a special US stamp. Also in the headlines are Ron Delsener, the CCMAs, Mac Miller, Hole, Aqua, Roger Waters, Skookum, Lady Gaga, Dave Chappelle, Hawksley Workman, Olivia Newton-John, Kara Grainger, Chicago, Joan Jett, and Lindy Morrison.
Taylor Swift (pictured) is sure to score huge bucks, Aretha is back in the charts, and Hey Jude turns 50. Also in the headlines are Viv Albertine, Ariana Grande, Drake, Robert Plant, Culture Club, Edmonton Blues Festival, Elliott Smith, Adidas, Cryptorips, and Rory Gallagher.
Avril Lavigne teases a new video, Drake to introduce a film at TIFF, and Rebel nightclub has Toronto police concerned. Also in the news are Lord Byrun, Ought, Music NL, Loyal Thieves, Justin Bieber, Howard Gladstone and Laura Fernandez, and farewells to Kyle Pavone, Lindsay Kemp, and Neil Simon. Videos added for your enjoyment.
A lost tape of a Carly Simon (pictured) and Mick Jagger duet has surfaced, Drake offers his hometown some love, and the VMAs are panned. Also in the headlines are ageing rock stars, queer artists, Latino feminists, Aerosmith, Manifesto, Jermaine Jackson, a PNE veteran, Azealia Banks, and the Rock the River and Wavelength fests.
Marilyn Denis is not leaving her daily CTV show
The CCMA Awards to feature a tribute to Shania Twain (pictured), Ria Mae announces a cross-country tour, and a cancelled Drake and Migos Toronto show arouses anger. Other newsmakers include Kim Cooke, the CCMA Fan Village, CMAOntario, the VMAs, Indie Week, Lucinda Williams, CME Awards, Cadillac Lounge, Jet Black, and a farewell to Spencer P. Jones. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Travis Scott’s Astroworld ends Drake’s five week run at the top of the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, debuting at No.
After a series of production issues pushed back the start of the Drake and Migos “Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour,” the big tent event kicked off last night in Kansas City.