Canadian Hot 100

The Canadian Hot 100 is a music industry record chart in Canada for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine. The Canadian Hot 100 was launched on the issue dated March 31, 2007, and is currently the standard record chart in Canada; a new chart is compiled and officially released to the public by Billboard every Tuesday.

The chart is similar to Billboard's US-based Hot 100 in that it combines physical and digital sales as measured by Nielsen SoundScan, streaming activity data provided by online music sources, and radio airplay as measured by Nielsen BDS. Canada's radio airplay is the result of monitoring more than 100 stations representing rock, country, adult contemporary and Top 40 genres.[1][2]

The first number-one song of the Canadian Hot 100 was "Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne on March 31, 2007.[3][4] As of the issue for the week ending September 26, 2020, the Canadian Hot 100 has had 158 different number-one songs. The current number-one song is "Mood" by 24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior.[5]

History

The chart was launched on the issue dated March 31, 2007 and was made available for the first time via Billboard online services on June 7, 2007. With this launch, it marked the first time that Billboard created a Hot 100 chart for a country outside the United States.

Billboard charts manager Geoff Mayfield announced the premiere of the chart, explaining "the new Billboard Canadian Hot 100 will serve as the definitive measure of Canada's most popular songs, continuing our magazine's longstanding tradition of using the most comprehensive resources available to provide the world's most authoritative music charts."[6]

The Billboard Canadian Hot 100 is managed by Paul Tuch, director of Canadian operations for Nielsen BDS, in consultation with Silvio Pietroluongo, Billboard's associate director of charts and manager of the Billboard Hot 100.[1]

Song achievements

Songs with most weeks at number one

19 weeks

16 weeks

15 weeks

13 weeks

11 weeks

10 weeks

Number-one debuts

Artists with the most number-one hits

  1. Rihanna – 11[48]
  2. Katy Perry – 10[49]
  3. Justin Bieber – 8 (tie)[50]
  4. Drake – 8 (tie)[51]
  5. Taylor Swift – 6 (tie)[52]
  6. Lady Gaga – 6 (tie)[53]
  7. Britney Spears – 5 (tie)[54]
  8. Maroon 5 – 5 (tie)[55]
  9. Eminem – 5 (tie)[56]
  10. The Weeknd – 5 (tie)[57]

Artists with the most weeks at number-one

  1. Rihanna – 46
  2. Justin Bieber – 38
  3. Drake – 35
  4. Katy Perry – 34 (tie)
  5. Maroon 5 – 34 (tie)
  6. The Black Eyed Peas – 32

Self-replacement at number-one

Other achievements

  • Teenage Dream by Katy Perry and Scorpion by Drake are the albums with most number-one singles (4 each).
  • On the issue dated March 31, 2007, Avril Lavigne became the first Canadian act to top the Canadian Hot 100 with "Girlfriend".[62]
  • "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas holds the record for the longest stay on the chart (76 weeks).[63]
  • On the issue dated February 27, 2010, Nikki Yanofsky became the youngest artist to top the Canadian Hot 100 at 16 years, 19 days old with the song "I Believe".[64]
  • On the issue dated October 6, 2012, "Gangnam Style" by Psy became the first non-English single to top the Canadian Hot 100.[65]
  • On the issue dated June 27, 2009, The Black Eyed Peas became the first act to simultaneously occupy the top two positions with "Boom Boom Pow" at number one and "I Gotta Feeling" at number two.[66]
  • On the issue dated October 24, 2009, "3" by Britney Spears broke the record for the biggest jump to number one, leaping from number 86 to number one.[67]
  • "Counting Stars" by OneRepublic had the longest climb to number one taking 34 weeks to reach that peak.[68]
  • On the issue dated October 31, 2015, The Weeknd's "The Hills" reached the top spot seven weeks after "Can't Feel My Face", becoming the first time in Canadian Hot 100 history that an album's lead single hit #1 after the second single did.
  • In 2016, Justin Bieber became the first Canadian act to top the Year-End chart with "Sorry".[69]
  • On the issue dated January 28, 2017, Ed Sheeran became the first act to simultaneously debut at the top two positions with "Shape of You" at number one and "Castle on the Hill" at number two.[24]
  • On the issue dated July 14, 2018, Drake became the artist with the most simultaneous top 10 singles (6).[33]
  • On the issue dated July 14, 2018, Drake became the artist with the most simultaneously charted Canadian Hot 100 songs in a single week (27) and the most Canadian Hot 100 debuts in a week (22).[33]
  • On the issue dated January 12, 2019, "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey had the biggest drop out of the Canadian Hot 100, dropping off from #1.[70][71]
  • On the issue dated May 25, 2019, "I Don't Care" by Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber jumped 90 spots to number 2, becoming the biggest single-week jump on the Canadian Hot 100's history.[72]
  • "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey holds the record for largest gap between turns at #1, falling from the position on the week ending January 12, 2019 and returning the week ending January 4, 2020, a 51-week gap.[73][74]

Number-one singles

Top-ten singles

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