Just in Time for July 1: The Top Canadian Artists Charts

Nielsen is the official keeper of the music charts and just in time for ou 150th birthday, they have published lists of the biggest artists, albums and songs since their data-tracking system came to Canada in 1996 and right up until the end of 2016.

Like what? The 150 most played Canadian songs on Canadian radio (which are then broken down by format). The top 150 Canadian digital songs. The 150 most-streamed Canadian songs. The 150 best-selling albums. The 150 best-selling artists.

There’s more, but you get the idea.

Download all the charts here and use them to go nuts creating playlists for the long weekend.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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