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Rêve Finds Some "Contemporary Love" on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100

The Montreal dance-pop artist has a new entry at No. 77 this week, while Calgary star Tate McRae returns to No. 1 with "greedy."

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This week marks the first Billboard Canadian Hot 100 since the holidays, and with the drop-off of seasonal songs there's lots of room for shakeups on the charts. The openings benefit Montreal dance-pop artist Rêve, who has a new entry on the charts this week: her song "Contemporary Love" lands at No. 77.

This isn't Rêve's first chart appearance — her single "Whitney" finished at No. 68 on 2023's year-end Canadian Hot 100 and cracked the top 10 on the U.S. chart Dance/Mix Show Airplay. A previous single, "CTRL + ALT + DEL" peaked at No. 38 on the Canadian Hot 100 and was certified platinum. In 2023, Rêve was featured in Billboard's Dance Artist of the Month series and picked up a Juno Award for Breakthrough Artist. She also released her full-length debut, Saturn Return.


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"Contemporary Love" comes from that album, and was released with a music video in July. It's picking up steam following Rêve's guest appearance as a judge on Canada's Drag Race at the end of 2023, where she gave pointers to the competitors on a girl group challenge. "Contemporary Love" is an energetic dance-pop track, featuring very '80s synth bass and drum fills, as well as a rapid-fire chorus. That intensity could propel it further up the chart.

Also making moves on the Canadian Hot 100 this week: Tate McRae returns to No. 1 with "greedy," following a holiday hiatus. The Calgary pop star has also claimed the No. 3 spot on the U.S. Hot 100, behind Jack Harlow's "Lovin On Me" and Taylor Swift's "Cruel Summer." Might she have enough momentum to take the No. 1 spot in the coming weeks?

McRae also has two other songs on the Canadian Hot 100: "exes" at No. 19 and "run for the hills" hitting a new peak at No. 34. Both are also charting on the Hot 100.

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LU KALA's "Hotter Now" hit a new peak on the chart this week, landing at No. 41 in its seventh week on the chart. The Congolese-Canadian artist had a hit last year with the Latto collab "Lottery," and with the inspirational "Hotter Now" — as well as previous charting single "Pretty Girl Era" — she demonstrates she's got the heat to climb the charts on her own.

Ottawa singer-songwriter Talk re-enters the chart this week as well with the searching single "A Little Bit Happy" at No. 85. Talk finished at No. 23 on the year-end Canadian Hot 100 chart with viral hit "Runaway To Mars," and released his first full-length last year, Lord Of The Flies & Birds & Bees.

Karan Aujla and Ikky, rising Punjabi music stars in Canada, are picking up right where they left off after their breakout chart year in 2023. Their single "Softly" re-enters the chart at No. 91.

Punjabi music superstar Diljit Dosanjh re-enters as well, with his Sia collab "Hass Hass." Dosanjh will make history in April with the largest Punjabi music concert outside of India, set for Vancouver's BC Place. Ikky has also announced an upcoming headlining tour.

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Check out the full Canadian Hot 100 chart here.

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