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It’s Time the Grammys Goosed Drake

Shania, Celine, Pink Floyd, Ed Sheeran, the Beatles, Elvis, Aerosmith, Eminem, Adele, Babs all take a back seat to Drizzy, according to a new sales survey, published by 24/7 Wall Street.

It’s Time the Grammys Goosed Drake

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Shania, Celine, Pink Floyd, Ed Sheeran, the Beatles, Elvis, Aerosmith, Eminem, Adele, Babs all take a back seat to Drizzy, according to a new sales survey, published by 24/7 Wall Street.


As published Tuesday in the financial news and commentary portal, and after having assessed data culled from RIAA stats, the report shows Drake has surpassed the Beatles to become the top certified artist of all time, thanks largely to his many successful singles. The 11x platinum God’s Plan is his best-selling single to date, followed by Hotline Bling and One Dance, both of which have been certified 8x platinum. He has won four Grammy Awards and performed at the ceremony.

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The Billboard Canada FYI Bulletin: Beyoncé Country Hit A Win For Canadian Songwriters

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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