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These 60 Songs by Canadian Artists Charted On The Billboard Hot 100 in 2023

Drake and The Weeknd each scored multiple hits and Nelly Furtado made a comeback, while emerging artists like ThxSoMch, Tate McRae and LU KALA also charted this year.



Jimmy Fontaine

It's always a rite of passage when an artist charts on the Billboard Hot 100, a sign that a song has reached one of the highest levels of mainstream popularity.

In 2023, there were 60 songs by Canadian artists — with a Canadian musician as either the lead or featured artist — that made it onto the main Hot 100 (for a breakdown of the Canadian Hot 100, head here).

It's no surprise to see Drake and The Weeknd dominate this list. They were record-setters in 2023.

For The Weeknd, his "Die For You" remix with Ariana Grande has turned out to be one of his most enduring hits. It hit No. 1 this year seven years after it first debuted. He didn't put out an album this year, but still hit the Hot 100 six times in 2023. He was a featured artist on hits by Metro Boomin, Travis Scott and Diddy. He also hit the charts with a pair of original songs from his HBO series The Idol with extra star power from Future, Playboi Carti and Madonna.


Drake, meanwhile, is a lock to make the Hot 100 any time he releases a project. First, his collaborative album with 21 Savage, Her Loss, got seven songs on the Hot 100. His album For All The Dogs launched even more songs onto the chart and tied Drake's record for solo males on the Billboard Hot 100 with J. Cole team-up “First Person Shooter.” Instead of taking a hiatus, as he teased, he instead released a deluxe Scary Hours edition of the album, adding six new songs— all of which charted.

Nelly Furtado, meanwhile, made a return to the chart with "Keep Going Up!", her reunion with Timbaland and Justin Timberlake. She's been back in the studio with new music, so it could signal a big year for her in 2024. Indie rock singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco also scored his first Hot 100 hit with "Heart To Heart," a 2019 song that had a belated rise on TikTok.


A handful of emerging Canadian artists also charted. One of Billboard Canada's Breakthroughs of 2023, Tate McRae charted twice, once with her major hit "greedy" and once as a featured artist on Tiësto's "10:35." Angsty Toronto artist ThxSoMch had a surprise viral hit with "Spit In My Face!", while up-and-coming pop artist LU KALA charted as a featured artist on Latto's "Lottery."

Here is the full list of 60 songs by Canadian artists that charted on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2023:
  1. The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, "Die For You"
  2. Michael Buble, "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
  3. Future Featuring Drake & Tems, "Wait For U"
  4. Drake & 21 Savage, "Rich Flex"
  5. Drake & 21 Savage, "Major Distribution"
  6. Drake & 21 Savage, "On BS"
  7. Drake & 21 Savage, "Spin Bout U"
  8. Drake & 21 Savage, "Circo Loco"
  9. Drake & 21 Savage Featuring Travis Scott, "Pussy & Millions"
  10. Lauren Spencer Smith, "Last Christmas"
  11. Metro Boomin, The Weeknd & 21 Savage, "Creepin'"
  12. Tory Lanez, "The Color Violet"
  13. Mac DeMarco, "Heart To Heart"
  14. ThxSoMch, "Spit In My Face!"
  15. Tiesto Featuring Tate McRae, "10:35"
  16. Latto Featuring LU KALA, "Lottery"
  17. Don Toliver Featuring Justin Bieber & Future, "Private Landing"
  18. Drake, "Search & Rescue"
  19. The Weeknd Featuring Future, "Double Fantasy"
  20. Metro Boomin, Swae Lee & NAV Featuring A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, "Calling"
  21. The Weeknd, Playboi Carti & Madonna, "Popular"
  22. Young Thug Featuring Drake, "Oh U Went"
  23. Young Thug Featuring Drake, "Parade On Cleveland"
  24. Drake & Central Cee, "On The Radar Freestyle"
  25. Travis Scott Featuring Drake, "Meltdown"
  26. Travis Scott Featuring The Weeknd & Swae Lee, "Circus Maximus"
  27. Timbaland, Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake, "Keep Going Up!"
  28. Diddy, French Montana & The Weeknd Featuring 21 Savage, "Another One Of Me"
  29. Drake Featuring SZA, "Slime You Out"
  30. Tate McRae, "Greedy"
  31. Drake, "Fear Of Heights"
  32. Drake, "Polar Opposites"
  33. Drake, "BBL Love Interlude"
  34. Drake, "Bahamas Promises"
  35. Drake, "Away From Home"
  36. Drake, "Tried Our Best"
  37. Drake, "Virginia Beach"
  38. Drake, "Daylight"
  39. Drake, "Screw The World Interlude"
  40. Drake, "8am In Charlotte"
  41. Drake, "Drew A Picasso"
  42. Drake, "7969 Santa"
  43. Drake, "What Would Pluto Do"
  44. Drake Featuring 21 Savage, "Calling For You"
  45. Drake Featuring Bad Bunny, "Gently"
  46. Drake Featuring Chief Keef, "All The Parties"
  47. Drake Featuring J. Cole, "First Person Shooter"
  48. Drake Featuring Lil Yachty, "Another Late Night"
  49. Drake Featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR, "Members Only"
  50. Drake Featuring Sexyy Red & SZA, "Rich Baby Daddy"
  51. Drake Featuring Teezo Touchdown, "Amen"
  52. Drake Featuring Yeat, "IDGAF"
  53. Drake, "Wick Man"
  54. Drake, "Red Button"
  55. Drake, "You Broke My Heart"
  56. Drake, "Stories About My Brother"
  57. Drake, "The Shoe Fits"
  58. Drake Featuring J. Cole, "Evil Ways"
  59. Tate McRae, "Exes"
  60. Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake, "Needle"
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