Drake

Drake

RIP: Dennis Edwards
February 5, 2018
by Kerry Doole

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).

January 29, 2018
by FYI Staff

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.

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.

Apple's Tim Cook and Daniel Caesar at Revolution Recording in Toronto earlier this week
January 24, 2018
by FYI Staff

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
January 19, 2018
by Kerry Doole

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 and Chubbs are seen at Dwyane Wade's birthday bash at the restaurant. (The 5th Column PR)
January 12, 2018
by FYI Staff

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.

Photo via mtv.com
December 6, 2017
by FYI Staff

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.

Drake questions Grammy voting process and is taking a stand to make his point heard
November 29, 2017
by David Farrell

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.

November 10, 2017
by Kerry Doole

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.

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.

September 29, 2017
by FYI Staff

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.

September 27, 2017
by FYI Staff

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.