The Weeknd

The Weeknd

Pic: Luis Mora
March 16, 2018
by External Source

...There is an undeniable uniformity among most of the acts receiving a significant industry co-sign – trap-leaning, downtempo, lyrically repetitive male artists, writing songs primarily about the pursuit of wealth, power and the objectification of women. 

March 2, 2018
by FYI Staff

The two soulful Canuck superstars had banner years, but it was Ed Sheeran who took the top honour with his blockbuster hit album. Divide.

February 12, 2018
by External Source

The Weeknd is again top of the pops. The guy seems to be unshakable and unbeatable. Tethered to Kendrick Lamar, "Pray For Me" is an unassailable home run.

Alessia Cara with her Best New Artist Grammy  Photo:
January 29, 2018
by FYI Staff

Alessia Cara became the first Canadian to win the coveted Best New Artist Grammy Award and her performance dazzled. Also winning were Leonard Cohen, Abel Tesfaye, Nova Scotian opera star Barbara Hannigan, and engineer Charles Moniz.

Daniel Caesar headlining Halifax Jazz Fest
January 10, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Hot young R&B star Daniel Caesar headlines the Halifax Jazz Fest this summer. Also making news today are Justin Timberlake, Bahamas, The Weeknd, the Sam's sign, the Indigenous Music Awards, Beatrice Keeler, Chris Startup, and farewells to Mikio Fujioka, Janice Starodub, and Denise LaSalle.

December 19, 2017
by FYI Staff

The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes top the list of Canadian airplay earners in 2017 and Nielsen Music reports that on-demand streams set a new record, surpassing 900M in the 2nd last week of the year.

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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.

Shawn proudly holding his latest trophy. Pic: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images
November 20, 2017
by FYI Staff

Bruno Mars was the big winner, but several Canadian artists including Shawn Mendes were in the winner's circle last night at the Microsoft Theatre in LA.

Cover art for Hedley's Better Days
October 15, 2017
by FYI Staff

The unstoppable Canadian hit machine known as Jacob Hoggard has himself another hit with his band Hedley. The Weeknd is also a repeat offender, and 54:40 returns with a release on the newly minted El Mocambo Records.

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.

Summer season concert countdown
May 19, 2017
by External Source

Breaking down the hottest of the hot in festival high-season.

November 21, 2016
by FYI Staff

They call it the American Music Awards but last night two of Canada's youthful new millennium stars stole the most trophies.