2017 Was The Year Of The Weeknd On Canadian Radio

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.

2017 Was The Year Of The Weeknd On Canadian Radio

By FYI Staff

Top 10 Most Played Canadian artists

The Weeknd

Shawn Mendes



Alessia Cara

Virginia to Vegas

Dallas Smith

Shawn Hook

Dean Brody

Serena Ryder

Worth Noting

As of Week 48, Audio On-Demand Streams up 75% over same period in 2016.

Week 48 was the first week since Nielsen Music began tracking streaming in Canada that audio on-demand streams surpassed the 900 million mark.

Streaming lifts help make up for the drops in physical and digital sales.

  • Albums w/TEA w/SEA On-Demand up 8%

  • Overall albums down 16%

  • Digital Tracks down 19%

Vinyl albums continued their upward growth, with a 22% YTD increase over the same period in 2016.

Vinyl sales have shown a year over year increase each year since 2011.

Céline Dion in 'I Am : Céline Dion'
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Céline Dion in 'I Am : Céline Dion'

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