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.
The total number of streams is hard to independently verify but his track record, a decade of consistently releasing hit material and his undeniable success on the Apple Music and Spotify platforms has made headlines, and made him a very wealthy young man.
Trent Reznor (pictured) discusses Nine Inch Nails, Broadway musicals head to the big screen, and worthy new music books. Also in the headlines are music fandom, EDM moneymakers, Drake, Sleep, the Obamas, Billboard hits, SESAC, Harry Fox, Spotify, Troye Sivan, Funk Velvet, Ozzy Osbourne, Soulpepper, and Caribbean Carnival.
Billy Talent and City and Colour headline a benefit for Toronto shooting victims, Drake becomes a TV producer, and Zaki Ibrahim announces a debut headlining tour. Others making news include Charlie Major, Bill King, Modern Sky Festival, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Lee Aaron, Unity Festival, George Semkiw, Samantha Martin, and farewells to Ray Cooper and Tomasz Stańko. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The young pop phenom (pictured) heads Drizzy, Alessia Cara, and the rest of the pack contending for the awards to be announced Aug. 26 in Toronto.
Whiz has a strong entry with Rolling Papers, but the charts are abuzz with Drake's supremacy as Scorpion bulldozes all previous streaming records.