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Chart Beat: Benson Boone's "Beautiful Things" Debuts at No. 3 on Canadian Hot 100

The American artist and TikTok star has his strongest performance so far on the Canadian Hot 100 this week, debuting twelve places higher than on the U.S. Hot 100.

Benson Boone

Benson Boone

Dennis Leupold

American singer Benson Boone had a beautiful first week on the Canadian charts with his new single. "Beautiful Things" has debuted at No. 3 on the Canadian Hot 100 — twelve places higher than its No. 15 spot on the U.S. Hot 100 this week.

The one-time American Idol competitor released the song on Jan. 18, with five million views so far on YouTube. Fans are connecting with "Beautiful Things," a spiritual tribute to feeling grateful. The first half of the song features Boone's emotive vocal and a sparse arrangement, before Boone jumps up an octave and is joined by a full band for a piercing chorus.


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Boone, who has over four million TikTok followers, previously charted with singles "Ghost Town" and "In The Stars," but the strong debut of "Beautiful Things" indicates he might be reaching a new level of stardom. He heads out on a world tour this year, which includes recently announced Canadian dates. Boone is coming to Toronto and Montreal in April and Vancouver in May. Tickets go on-sale Friday — and given Boone's big week on the charts, they could go quickly.

Another young American singer-songwriter also has a high entry this week. David Kushner's "Skin And Bones" arrives at No. 28, and like Boone, Kushner is higher on the Canadian charts than in the U.S., where he landed at No. 70.

When it comes to Canadians on the chart, Tate McRae moves back up to No. 2 this week with "greedy," as Ariana Grande's "yes, and?" drops down to No. 7, following its No. 1 debut last week. Drake has eight entries on the chart this week, with "Rich Baby Daddy" in highest position, at No. 20.

Josh Ross' "Ain't Doing Jack" re-enters the chart for a second week, at No. 78, and Shubh's "King Shit" drops to No. 50. Alexander Stewart's "i wish you cheated" hangs on for a fifth week on the chart, dropping from No. 91 to No. 96.

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Check out the full chart here.

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Also in this week's roundup of industry news: Kayla Diamond launches her own boutique imprint, SOCAN names an ombudsman, and time's running out for noms for this year's Rosalie Award honouring trailblazing women in broadcasting.

Beyoncé becomes the first Black woman to top Billboard’s Country Songs chart with “Texas Hold ‘Em” and it has gone to No. 1 on iTunes in 14 different countries and counting. There are some surprising connections. The song is co-written and co-produced by Ontario-born writer/producer Nathan Ferraro, whose previous collaborations include working with Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepsen, Bear Mountain, RALPH, Shawn Hook, Alyssa Reid, Jessie Reyez, Lowell and Tyler Shaw.

In fact, the song has deep Canadian origins. Two other Canadian songwriters participated in this runaway hit: Megan Bülow (who records and performs as bülow) as and Elizabeth "Lowell" Boland (a.k.a. Lowell), with Ferraro co-producing the track with Killah B and Beyoncé.

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