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Belfast Singer Jordan Adetunji Debuts on Billboard Canadian Hot 100 with TikTok Hit 'Kehlani'

The song lands at No. 76, marking the musician's first time on the chart, as Adetunji inks deals with 300 Entertainment & Warner Records UK. Also this week: Shaboozey holds onto the No. 1 spot.

Jordan Adetunji

Jordan Adetunji


Belfast's Jordan Adetunji has gone from TikTok fame to the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 this week, with viral single "Kehlani" debuting at No. 76.

The catchy track gained traction on TikTok in May, eventually receiving a co-sign from the titular singer herself. The song features fast-paced R&B vocals over a sparse drill beat. Though the lyrics reference Kehlani and Tyla, the instrumental highlights a different star, sampling Summer Walker's "Potential."


#duet with @Kehlani i must be dreaming! #kehlani #jordanadetunji #drill #rnb #viralmusic #cashcobain #rap #kehlaniclips

This is Adetunji's first appearance on the Canadian Hot 100, and the Northern Ireland artist is also on the Billboard Bubbling Under chart this week, indicating he could be set to land on the American Hot 100 soon. Making the most of the momentum, Adetunji has just signed with 300 Entertainment and Warner Records UK.


Adetunji's chart debut makes him the latest in a series of first-timers like Bayker Blankenship and Lay Bankz who have gone viral on TikTok this year, indicating that the app is still influential in breaking new artists, often in Canada first.

Elsewhere on the chart, Shaboozey holds onto the No. 1 spot with "A Bar Song (Tipsy)," as the Virginia singer preps for his first North American headlining tour this fall, including a stop in Toronto on Sept. 13 and Quebec City on Sept. 14.

Sabrina Carpenter claimed the No. 1 song on the American Hot 100 this week with "Please Please Please," but that track is sitting pretty at No. 3 in Canada, behind Post Malone and Morgan Wallen's "I Had Some Help."

Tommy Richman and Jelly Roll debut new tracks on the chart this week — "Devil Is a Lie" at No. 42 and "I Am Not Okay" at No. 44 respectively — with the latter also planning for a pair of Canadian dates this fall, marking his first international performances. Don Toliver, Moneybagg Yo, and Luke Combs all have new entries too.


Right under Jordan Adetunji, meanwhile, Canadian artists hold down all the spots from 77-80: Owen Riegling's "Old Dirt Roads" at No. 77, Preston Pablo's "Dance Alone" at No. 78, Zeina's "Hooked" at No. 79 and Charlotte Cardin's "99 Nights" at No. 80.

Check out the full chart here.

Big Boi

Big Boi


CNE Bandshell Gets Big Boi, Sloan, Big Wreck And More For Throwback Summer Concerts

The headliners tie together the Toronto waterfront series' '90s and 2000s revival theme, while contemporary acts like MacKenzie Porter, Ruby Waters, Tynomi Banks and more will keep things current.

Toronto's CNE Bandshell concert series is leaning into big nostalgia this summer, with major '90s and 2000s acts headlining the throwback-themed lineup.

OutKast rapper Big Boi, Canadian-American rock band Big Wreck, and east coasters Sloan are leading the summer music programming at the Canadian National Exhibition, a major entertainment fair that takes over the Exhibition Place grounds every August.

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