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'This Is Me' Takes An Oscar Bow

“The song is so much more than a piece of music. It has become an anthem for all of us...

'This Is Me' Takes An Oscar Bow

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“The song is so much more than a piece of music. It has become an anthem for all of us who have ever had trouble marching to the beat that others drum for us, for all of us who have ever had to find strength and beauty in what makes us different, and then to unapologetically sing it out to the world.” —Zendaya, presenting Keala Settle's performance of Best Original Song nominee "This Is Me," from the movie The Greatest Showman

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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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