On The Charts

On The Charts

With a tour to go, Jason Aldean has this week's best-seller.
April 22, 2018
by FYI Staff

This week's countdown runs the spectrum in pop music today, from stripper-turned-rapper Cardi B to "Hicktown" singer Jason Aldean, storyteller John Prine to Bad Wolves' brand of tungsten metal.

Sloan on Istagram
April 16, 2018
by FYI Staff

The odds to win has won, as Cardi B's debut long-play rockets straight to No. 1 in its first week of release. There are a few other new entries, including Canada's favourite-to-win pop band
Sloan, with album '12' breaking into the top 50.

BC rapper Merkules debuts in the top 20 this week. Pic: Devin Pacholik
April 9, 2018
by David Farrell

The Weeknd achieves his third No. 1 album with his latest six-song set that includes a strong lineup of session supporters, and BC rapper Merkules breaks into the top 20 with his new project that too has an impressive supporting cast.

This week, Quebec R&R singer Yoan returns to the charts with his long awaited new album.
April 4, 2018
by FYI Staff

The Juno Awards a week ago Sunday helped a number of artists on the charts this week. Among them: Shawn Mendes, Daniel Caesar, Jessie Reyez and for sure, the Barenaked Ladies. Chart report includes video, including [pictured] Quebec star Yoan's latest.

Cover shot of Jann Arden's new album
March 26, 2018
by David Farrell

Jann Arden’s These Are the Days debuts at 5, marking it as her 10th top 10 album in the SoundScan era.

'Outsider' marks Three Days Grace's 6th consecutive Top 10 album
March 19, 2018
by FYI Staff

This week's chart is all about variety with rappers L'il Yachty and Logic vying for attention with Three Days Grace, Judas Priest, Jimi Hendrix and David Byrne.

Tory Lanez hits No. 1. Pic: Keithan Samuels
March 12, 2018
by FYI Staff

Canadian dancehall rapper and mixtape star Tory Lanez (born Daystar Peterson) achieves his first Billboard Canadian Album chart-topper with his sophomore set for Interscope, entitled Memories Don’t Lie.

Post Malone takes a break between tour stops
March 5, 2018
by FYI Staff

Post Malone's new single "Psycho" and Kendrick Lamar's carefully crafted Black Panther soundtrack top the charts this week.

A CBC video montage of the two-decade-long career of Virtue and Moir set to the Jim Cuddy's quiet ballad, "Pull Me Through" puts the song back on the chart.
February 25, 2018
by FYI Staff

CBC gave some songs from Canadian artists strong profile during their coverage of the Winter Olympics. One of them was Jim Cuddy’s 2006 song “Pull Me Through,” which played under a tribute to gold medal skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. The exposure helped debut the song at 7 on the Digital Songs chart.

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.

Ed Sheeran, today's hottest nottest pop star!
January 14, 2018
by David Farrell

Crooner Ed Sheeran’s ten-month-old 12-track, hit-driven Divide remains the No. 1 MOR song-package on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart in the second week of 2018, giving Teddy his seventh week overall run as kingmaker in a week only slightly less dull than 10-minutes of so-called "breaking news" on CNN.

January 7, 2018
by FYI Staff

A paucity of new releases, post-Christmas blues leaving consumers strapped for cash, and a cold snap that tickled few funny bones in the first week of the new year likely contributed to ho-hum activity on the chart. Whatever the case, Teddy's cheering.