Drake rules in the 2018 Top 10 countdowns, and we have the facts to prove it.
Kinnie Starr (pictured) finds her way back through music, the High Performance Rodeo rounds up intriguing mash-ups, and a valuation of Universal Music Group. Also in the headlines are Amber Epp, Alicia Toner, record labels, streaming, CD Baby, Drake, music biz trends, Broadway box office, The Golden Globes, Charlie Watts, Chita Rivera, Britney Spears, Travis Scott, Chance the Rapper, the Austin scene, and Norman Gimbel.
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Geddy Lee (pictured) picks his fave Rush songs, the highs and lows of the COC, and more best of 2018 lists. Others in the headlines include Drake, Alberta Ballet, The Whiskey Jerks, Zayn, Neil Young, opera, Philip Glass, Leonard Cohen, The Band, Ariana Grande, Herbie Hancock, and Macy Gray.
Jennifer Castle (pictured) is finding an audience, Kanye and Drake are at odds, and Calpurnia discusses their influences. Also in the headlines are Christmas albums, Alessia Cara, TTC video, Rich Hope, ticket brokers, Putin, music royalties, industry predictions, Best Songs lists, Queen, and Geddy Lee.
Drizzy leads the Maple Leaf contingent with seven noms, Shawn Mendes and Diana Krall (pictured with Tony Bennett) earn two apiece, Drake collaborators are cited, classical artists fare well, and Rob Bowman makes the cut again.
Montreal's famed Archambault sign needs a new home, Shawn Mendes makes the cover of Rolling Stone (pictured), and Drake opens a new store and boosts a Toronto gym. Also in the headlines are Madonna, Stiff Little Fingers, Craig Cardiff, Spotify, Anderson. Paak, Pro Coro, 50 Cent, Ted Joseph, Mick Jagger, Canadian Brass, Diddy, Bring Me The Horizon, Aretha, Chris Brown, Rihanna, and The National.
Jessica Mitchell (pictured) finds herself in country music, Danny Michel candidly discusses his finances, and Taylor Swift's new UMG deal. Also in the headlines are Old Man Canyon, Bramwell Tovey, Dream Serenade, Bob Mersereau, Pusha T vs Drake, Tencent Music, gender equality, Spinal Tap, John Legend, The Beatles, and Mumford and Sons.
The Dirty Nil (pictured) give it their all, the Roy Orbison hologram show bores, and Fleetwood Mac goes its own way. Others in the headlines include Jack White, Sandro Perri, Christine and the Queens, Drake, LA punks, Bohemian Rhapsody, the Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Axl Rose, Damon Albarn, Spice Girls, Mac Miller, Spotify, Sam Smith, Rihanna, Marianne Faithfull, Greta Van Fleet, and A Star Is Born.
The Stompin’ Tom (pictured) hockey classic enters the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, After The Storm benefit is coming to Ottawa, and Carole Pope and Kevin Hearn deliver a protest song. Also in the news are CMW, Drake, Hugh's Room Live, Derek Andrews, Creative Manitoba, Shuffle Demons, Schmoozefest, Project WILD, Rogers Hometown Hockey, Ann Vriend, Meghan Patrick, Ethan Ardelli, and a farewell to Tony Joe White. Videos included for your enjoyment.
The Washboard Union (pictured) win big at the BCCMAs, Nash The Slash featured in a new doc, Joe Keithley of D.O.A. elected to office, and k.d. lang is honoured with the Alberta Order of Excellence. Also in the news are Supporting Cast, Music BC, Drake, The Barr Brothers, Turboprop, Loud As Hell, Wacken Metal Battle, Darrell Millar, PEI Arts Grants, Thelonious Hank, TD Jazz, Contact, and a farewell to Jon James McMurray. Videos added for your enjoyment.