The Sheepdogs (pictured) are happy living in the past, a milestone anniversary for Avril Lavigne, and Tate McRae thrives on pressure. Others in the headlines include Tami Neilson, Something Else!, Louise Glatt, Vancouver Opera, Hugh’s Room Live, Justin Bieber, Cadence Weapon, Patrick Dexter, The Strokes, Universal Music Group , Virgin, Chris Blackwell, Drive-By Truckers, Post Malone, Ringo Starr, and Johnny Rotten.
Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding debuts at No.
Dan Mangan (pictured) gets back to basics, Sass Jordan offers sage advice, and Tegan and Sara talk LGBTQ rights with Justin. Also in the headlines are Neil Young, Jess Knights, Tash Sultana, Paul Reddick, Freddie Mercury, Beastie Boys, Spotify, Live Nation, Bat Out Of Hell, Kanye West, Cat Power. Massive Attack, Post Malone, and Steve Reich.
A day in the life of Jessie Reyez (pictured), Toronto's next big pop star, Roy Orbison is brought back to life, and Gord Downie's brothers reminisce. Also in the headlines are Dear Rouge, Jay Aymar, Wide Cut Weekend, Cat Power, Leonard Cohen, MMA, The Palomino, AMAs, the Internet Archive, Alessia Cara, Steve Perry, and Lindsey Buckingham.
Post Malone and P!ink have the top two albums in the week, but a trio of Quebec superstar acts also did some business alongside other new entrants that include Arctic Monkeys and Charlie Puth.
Rap, hip-hop and French pop acts rock this week's streaming songs and albums charts.
Kathy Hahn, the CASBYs, Johnny Brower, Roger Waters, Johnny Clegg, Matt Hulobowski, Hugh MacLellan, Roch Carrier, Ellie Goulding, DJ Mag, Spotify, Jay-Z and Jennifer Lopez, Glenn Frey, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Yangaroo, P!nk, Chunk O' Funk, Eliana Cuevas, Yitzy, Daisy Berkowitz, and George Young make headlines in today's column.
Syracuse rapper Post Malone is setting records in Canada (as he is worldwide). His new single “rockstar” featuring 21 Savage has garnered the all-time highest first-week streaming debut on Spotify with 4.9 million streams and is officially certified gold.