Pop Goes The News — The four biggest songs in the U.S. this week come from Canadian artists.
In fact, five of the top 11 songs on the new Billboard Hot 100 chart are from Canadians.
The Weeknd also has the third spot with “Can’t Feel My Face” while his fellow Toronto native Drake holds No. 4 with “Hotline Bling.”
“Stitches” from Ontario’s Shawn Mendes went up one spot to No. 11.
Bieber shows up again in the 24th spot with “Where Are U Now,” his collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo, and The Weeknd’s “Earned It” sits at No. 42 after 40 weeks on the chart.
It’s Drake, though, who dominates the Hot 100. He has an additional eight entries with Future collaborations (including “Where Ya At” and “Jumpman”) and the No. 100 spot with his Meek Mill track “R.I.C.O.”
Drake’s “Right Hand” also holds the No. 59 spot and his “30 for 30 Freestyle” is at No. 88.
The northern dominance isn’t limited to the Hot 100 chart.
Billboard‘s Artist 100 chart has Drake on top, with The Weeknd at No. 3 and Bieber in sixth place. Mendes is No. 15.
The chart measures “artist activity across Billboard‘s most influential charts.”
Four of the top 10 songs on the Pop chart this week are from Canadians: The Weeknd at No. 4 and No. 6, Bieber at No. 7 and Mendes at No. 10.
On the Billboard Top 200 albums chart, No. 1 belongs to What A Time To Be Alive from Drake and Future and No. 3 is The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness.
Drake also has the No. 18 album and Mendes’ Handwritten is at No. 21.
The Weeknd, Drake and Bieber have the top three spots respectively on the Digital Songs chart (Mendes is No. 7); The Weeknd has the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on the Radio Songs chart (Bieber is No. 8 and Mendes is No. 15); and four of the top 10 Streaming Songs belong to The Weeknd (No. 2 and No. 6), Bieber (No. 3) and Drake (No. 5).
The On-Demand Songs chart has six Canadian entries in the top 10: Bieber (No. 1), The Weeknd (No. 2 and No. 5), Drake (No. 3 and No. 10) and Mendes (No. 8).
Bieber also tops the Social 50 rankings while The Weeknd and Drake dominate all of the R&B/Hip Hop charts.
There is also Canadian content behind-the-scenes on the U.S. charts. The Maroon 5 track “Sugar” — co-written and co-produced by Nova Scotia native Henry Walter — is No. 4 on the Adult Contemporary Chart this week.
Ironically, there is less Canadian music on the latest Billboard Canadian Top 100 Songs chart. Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?” is No. 1 and The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” and “The Hills” are at No. 2 and No. 7 respectively — but Mendes doesn’t show up until No. 13 (“Stitches”) and Drake is at No. 15 (“Hotline Bling”).
The only other Canadian artist on the homegrown chart is Shawn Hook, whose “Sound of Your Heart” sits at No. 45. (Toronto’s Francesco Yates appears at No. 48 with his collaboration with Germany’s Robin Schulz, “Sugar.”)