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Songs With Messages For Us All Top Radio's Fave New Trax This Week

This last week proved a strong one for Canadian artists with (pictured) Alessia Cara, Jessica Mitchell and Dan Mangan breaking through with personal songs that speak to these turbulent times. Topping the list of new radio ads is Death Cab For Cutie with a requiem for the neighbourhood.

Songs With Messages For Us All Top Radio's Fave New Trax This Week

By FYI Staff

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into two categories. Top Downloads represents the most downloaded songs in the week ending June 15 and the Most Active Indies blends downloads and streams, with the affiliated label and radio promotions company in parenthesis.


Top Downloads

 

 

  1. Death Cab For Cutie “Gold Rush” (Warner)

  2. Alessia Cara “Growing Pains” (Universal)

  3. Nicki Minaj f. Ariana Grande “Bed” (Universal)

  4. Jessica Mitchell “Heart of Glass” (RGK)

  5. Clean Bandit f. Demi Lovato “Solo” (Warner)

  6. Dan Mangan “Troubled Mind” (Arts & Crafts/Canvas Promo)

  7. Little Big Town “Summer Fever” (Capitol Nashville/Universal)

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  8. Backstreet Boys “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (RCA/Sony)

  9. Childish Gambino “This Is America” (RCA/Sony)

  10. Weezer “Africa” (Warner)

Most Active Indies

 

 

  1. Jessica Mitchell “Heart of Glass” (RGK)

  2. Dan Mangan “Troubled Mind” (Arts & Crafts/Canvas Promo)

  3. Johnson’s Creek “I Like It Dirty” (Indie/L. Tutty Promo)

  4. Mary Anne Message “Kiss Me in the Rain” (Indie/B. Anderson Promo)

  5. Jess Moskaluke “Camouflage” (MDM/Dale Speaking Promo)

  6. DVBBS x Blackbear “IDWK” (Ultra/DMD Promo)

  7. Secret Broadcast “Cause and The Cure” (eOne)

  8. Charissa “Feel Good Song” (Indie)

  9. Michael Daniels “Betting on Red” (Grand Artist Svc/Catchin’ Waves Promo)

  10. Jesse Slack “Lip Sync” (Indie/Stark Ravings Promo)

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The Beaches performing at Billboard Canada's Women in Music Launch on June 5, 2024
Marc Thususka Photography

The Beaches performing at Billboard Canada's Women in Music Launch on June 5, 2024

Awards

The Beaches, Charlotte Cardin, Allison Russell Make the 2024 Polaris Music Prize Long List

The 40-album long list for the Polaris Prize, which awards $50,000 to the best Canadian record of the year features up-and-comers like punk group NOBRO and producer Bambii, plus rapper TOBi, and legends like Quebec group Karkwa and previous Heritage Prize winner Beverly Glenn-Copeland.

Some of the country's biggest breakthrough artists are in contention for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize.

The 40-album long list was revealed today (June 11) at Sonic Boom record store in downtown Toronto. It features some of the buzziest names in Canadian music, from The Beaches — who were recently awarded Billboard Canada Women in Music's inaugural Group of the Year award — to Grammy-winner Allison Russell, to Canadian Hot 100 charting acts like Charlotte Cardin and Talk, to underground mainstays like Cindy Lee, who had an organic breakthrough this year with Diamond Jubilee.

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