2010 in Canadian music

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The following is a list of notable events and releases that occurred in 2010 in Canadian music.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

April[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • July 6 – The Polaris Music Prize 10-album shortlist is announced.

September[edit]

Albums released[edit]

A[edit]

B[edit]

C[edit]

D[edit]

E[edit]

F[edit]

G[edit]

H[edit]

I[edit]

J[edit]

K[edit]

L[edit]

M[edit]

N[edit]

O[edit]

P[edit]

R[edit]

S[edit]

T[edit]

W[edit]

Y[edit]

Z[edit]

Top hits on record[edit]

Top 10 albums[edit]

These albums consist of Canadian sales only.

Rank Artist Album Peak
position
Sales Certification
1 Justin Bieber My World 2.0 1 213,000[46] 3x Platinum[47]
2 Arcade Fire The Suburbs 1 160,000[48][49] 2x Platinum[50]
3 Johnny Reid A Place Called Love 1 160,000[51][52] 2x Platinum
4 k.d. lang Recollection 3 160,000[53] 2x Platinum
5 Drake Thank Me Later 1 120,500 Platinum[54]
6 Celine Dion La Tournee Mondiale Taking Chances: Le Spectacle 1 100,000 Diamond
7 Bobby Bazini Better in Time 4 80,000 Platinum[55]
8 deadmau5 4x4=12 7 80,000 Platinum[56]
9 Justin Bieber My Worlds Acoustic 5 80,000 Platinum
10 Roch Voisine Americana 1 80,000 Platinum

Top 10 American albums[edit]

These albums are Canadian sales only.

Rank Artist Album Peak
position
Sales Certification
1 Eminem Recovery 1 435,000[57] Platinum[58]
2 Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans 1 240,000[59] 3x Platinum[60]
3 Katy Perry Teenage Dream 1 320,000 4x Platinum[61]
4 Lady Antebellum Need You Now 1 240,000 3x Platinum[62]
5 Taylor Swift Speak Now 1 240,000[63][64] 3x Platinum
6 Kesha Animal 1 160,000 2x Platinum[65]
7 Pink Greatest Hits... So Far 4 160,000 2x Platinum[66]
8 Josh Groban Illuminations 4 83,100[67] Platinum
9 Glee Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album 1 81,000[68][69] TBA
10 The Band Perry The Band Perry TBA 80,000 Platinum[70]

Top British albums[edit]

Rank Artist Album Peak
position
Sales Certification
1 Susan Boyle The Gift 1 160,000[71][72] 2x Platinum
2 Slash Slash 1 80,000 Platinum
3 Elton John & Leon Russell The Union 7 40,000 Gold
4 Gorillaz Plastic Beach 3 40,000 Gold
5 Iron Maiden The Final Frontier 1 40,000 Gold[73]
6 Ozzy Osbourne Scream 4 40,000 Gold
7 Phil Collins Going Back 3 40,000 Gold
8 Phil Collins Going Back - Live At Roseland Ballroom, NYC TBA 5,000 Gold[56]
9 Porcupine Tree Anesthetize TBA 5,000 Gold

Top International albums[edit]

Rank Artist Album Peak
position
Sales Certification
1 Rihanna Loud 1 163,500[74][75] 3× Platinum (1× in 2010)[76]
2 Enrique Iglesias Euphoria 12 40,000 Gold[77]
3 Volbeat Beyond Hell/Above Heaven TBA 40,000 Gold[78]
4 Santana Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time 3 8,500 TBA

Top 10 Singles[edit]

Rank Artist Song Album Peak
position
Sales Certification
1 Adele "Rolling in the Deep" 21 1 720,000 9x Platinum[79]
2 Katy Perry "Firework" Teenage Dream 1 480,000 6x Platinum[80]
3 Bruno Mars "Grenade" Doo-Wops & Hooligans 1 400,000 5x Platinum[81]
4 Bruno Mars "Just the Way You Are" Doo-Wops & Hooligans 1 400,000 5x Platinum[82]
5 Foster the People "Pumped Up Kicks" Torches 3 400,000 5x Platinum
6 Nikki Yanofsky "I Believe" Nikki 1 400,000 5x Platinum
7 Taio Cruz "Dynamite" Rokstarr 1 400,000 5x Platinum[83]
8 Cee Lo Green "Fuck You" The Lady Killer 7 320,000 4x Platinum
9 Katy Perry "Teenage Dream" Teenage Dream 1 320,000 4x Platinum[84]
10 Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg "California Gurls" Teenage Dream 1 320,000 4x Platinum

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

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  38. ^ "Frederick Squire’s March 12 Reissue Gets Release Date". Exclaim!, October 7, 2010.
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  40. ^ "The Weakerthans Divulge Details of Forthcoming Live Album". Exclaim!, February 9, 2010.
  41. ^ "Wintersleep Share Two Songs From New Inheritors". Exclaim!, March 23, 2010.
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  43. ^ Woodpigeon preps Die Stadt Muzikanten. consequenceofsound.net, October 26, 2009.
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  77. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Enrique Iglesias – Euphoria". Music Canada. 
  78. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Volbeat – Beyond Heaven/Above Hell". Music Canada. 
  79. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Adele – Rolling in the Deep". Music Canada. 
  80. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Katy Perry – Firework". Music Canada. 
  81. ^ "Canadian digital certifications – Bruno Mars – Grenade". Music Canada. 
  82. ^ "Canadian digital certifications – Bruno Mars – Just the Way You Are". Music Canada. 
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  85. ^ "A pioneer of aboriginal music, he gave voice to his fellow residential school survivors". The Globe and Mail, August 25, 2010.

See also[edit]

Preceded by
2009 in Canadian music
Canadian music
2010
Succeeded by
2011 in Canadian music