Pop Goes The News — The holiday classic “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” will belong to the heirs of its co-writer beginning next year, a court ruled Thursday.

A three-judge panel at the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said publishing rights to the popular song, held by EMI Feist Catalog Inc., will revert to the family of John Frederick Coots.

Pop Goes The News — Canadian music website Chart Attack was left red-faced this week when it declared that “for the first time ever, Canadians have all of the top four Billboard spots.”

The statement isn’t true because the milestone was reached a week earlier.

Pop Goes The News — The Internet exploded Wednesday after nude photos of Canadian pop star Justin Bieber went viral.

The photos show Bieber fully nude in Bora Bora and leave nothing to the imagination. The 21-year-old singer’s penis is on full display in most of the images, and at least one photo captures his bare buttocks.

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.

Photo by Steve Payne for The New York Times

Pop Goes The News — When singer Janis Ian married her longtime partner Patricia Snyder at Toronto City Hall in 2003, witnesses included Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin.

Martin was among the couple’s friends who donned Hawaiian shirts for the ceremony, which was officiated by Rev. George Malcolm Sinclair of the Metropolitan United Church.

Pop Goes The News — One Direction singer Liam Payne has opened up about his battle with booze and his thoughts on gay rumours.

In an interview with British magazine Attitude, the 22-year-old pop star admitted he turned to alcohol to help him through a particularly dark period.