Canadian hip-hop anthem "Northern Touch" turns 20, and Drake hits the top Down Under. Also in the news are Feist, the BC Music Fund, Neil Young, Celine Dion, Music Moves Me, Ellevator, Best Buy, and farewells to Leon Chancler and Dennis Edwards (pictured).
With their catalogue now available digitally, and on streaming services, Def Leppard has three albums appearing in the top 200, but it's "God's Plan" that places Drake at the top.
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.
Apple CEO Tim Cook meets Daniel Caesar in Toronto, Drake delivers two new tracks, and Matt Mays headlines Massey Hall. Also making news are Allison Brock, Band Of Rascals, JJ Lin, Waterfront Fire, Jessica Mitchell, Johnny Reid, Matt Zimbel, Terra Lightfoot, Graffiti's, and a farewell to Lari White and Hugh Masekela.
Alex Lifeson is enjoying life after Rush, and Drake's Raptor ties are boosting basketball in Toronto. Others in the headlines include Dolores O'Riordan, Cadence Weapon, Spice World, Prince, Richard Lloyd, Dolly Parton, K.Flay, and teen social media stars.
Drake launches a new eatery and soon an IPO to promote a branded whiskey, Alessia Cara is set for the Grammys, and Justin Bieber is a front-runner in the US iHeartRadio Awards' nominees list. Also in the news are Motorhead, John Williams, Northern Pikes, Joe Walsh, Bon Jovi, CIMA, Post Malone, Kenny James, Dave Chesney, Seaway, Reid Jamieson, and a farewell to Fast Eddie Clarke.
Despite Ed Sheeran’s success, hip-hop continues to play a significant role in music. Overall, the genre’s listening increased 74% over the past year according to the music platform that boasts more than 60M paying subscribers worldwide.
Drizzy sees the problem as having members believe themselves well-versed enough to cast judgement on genres when they are not — and also when members vote on name recognition alone.
In the news today are Project Wild, CMW Co-Chairs, TMAC, Drake, Jaymz Bee, Ross Porter, Upstream Fest, Yiannis, Michael Rault, Massey Hall, Rob Bowman, Whitey Glan and Paul Buckmaster.
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.
Amongst the headlines in today's edition are Drake, Britta Johnson, annoying concertgoers, Shania Twain, Mark Zuckerberg, Toronto festivals, Montreal orchestras, Miley Cyrus, Linda Ronstadt, Pierre Kwenders, Gabrielle Shonk and '70s soul.
In the news today are Drake, Alan Doyle, ECMA's Music Aficionado program, Joni Mitchell, a Re:Sound benefit for Unison, John David Martin, Mirvish Productions, DPG, Sue Foley, The Beaches International Jazz Festival, and Johnny Burke.