2013 in Canadian music

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The lists are updated weekly through Nielsen Soundscan.

Top 10 Canadian albums[edit]

Rank Artist Album Peak
position
Sales Certification
1 Celine Dion Loved Me Back to Life 1 320,000 4× Platinum[28]
2 Arcade Fire Reflektor 1 240,000[29][30] 3× Platinum[31]
3 Michael Bublé To Be Loved 1 160,000[32] 2× Platinum[33]
4 Drake Nothing Was the Same 1 108,000[29] Platinum[34]
5 Johnny Reid A Christmas Gift to You 1 106,000[29] Platinum[35]
6 City and Colour The Hurry and the Harm 1 80,000[29][36] Platinum[37]
7 Gord Bamford Christmas in Canada TBA 80,000 Platinum[38]
8 Hedley Wild Life 4 80,000[29] Platinum[39]
9 Justin Bieber Believe Acoustic 1 80,000 Platinum[40]
10 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne 4 40,000[41] Gold[42]

Top 10 International albums[edit]

Rank Artist Album Peak
position
Sales Certification
1 Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2 1 320,000[29][41] 4× Platinum[43]
2 Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience 1 160,000 2× Platinum[44]
3 Katy Perry Prism 1 160,000 2× Platinum[45]
4 Lorde Pure Heroine 2 160,000 2× Platinum[46]
5 Avicii True 2 80,000 Platinum[47]
6 The Beatles On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2 TBA 80,000 Platinum[48]
7 Beyoncé Knowles Beyoncé 1 80,000 Platinum[49]
8 Black Sabbath 13 1 80,000 Platinum[50]
9 Jay Z Magna Carta Holy Grail 1 80,000[51] Platinum[52]
10 Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2 1 80,000 Platinum[53]

Top 10 singles[edit]

Rank Artist Song Album Peak
position
Sales Certification
1 Robin Thicke feat. T.I & Pharrell "Blurred Lines" Blurred Lines 1 706,000[29][54][55] 6× Platinum[56]
2 Avicii "Wake Me Up" True 2 523,000[29] Platinum[57]
3 Pink feat. Nate Ruess "Just Give Me a Reason" The Truth About Love 1 499,000[29] 6× Platinum[58]
4 Lorde "Royals" Pure Heroine 1 480,000 6× Platinum[59]
5 OneRepublic "Counting Stars" Native 1 480,000 6× Platinum[60]
6 Passenger "Let Her Go" All the Little Lights 5 480,000 6× Platinum[61]
7 Pitbull feat. Kesha "Timber" Meltdown 1 480,000 6× Platinum[62]
8 A Great Big World "Say Something" Is There Anybody Out There? 1 400,000 5× Platinum[63]
9 Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams "Get Lucky" Random Access Memories 1 400,000 5× Platinum[64]
10 Katy Perry "Roar" Prism 1 400,000[65] 5× Platinum[66]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Further to our...". Facebook. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ CBC AT ECHO BEACH 2013. Toro, May 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "Godspeed You! Black Emperor Win Polaris Music Prize". Pitchfork, September 23, 2013.
  4. ^ "Olympia". Domino. Retrieved 2013-07-21. 
  5. ^ "Born Ruffians Announce 'Birthmarks,' Map Out Canadian Tour". Exclaim!, January 22, 2013.
  6. ^ "Louise Burns Unveils 'The Midnight Mass,' Premieres New Song". Exclaim!, April 18, 2013.
  7. ^ "Lucas Silveira Of The Cliks Announces March 2013 Release Of Brand New Album Black Tie Elevator". QMO, December 14, 2012.
  8. ^ "Michael Feuerstack Leaves His Snailhouse Alias Behind for 'Tambourine Death Bed'". Exclaim!, February 27, 2013.
  9. ^ "The Grapes of Wrath Return with 'High Road' LP". Exclaim!, February 12, 2013.
  10. ^ "Jim Guthrie unveils 'The Rest is Yet to Come' from first LP in 10 years". CBC Radio 3, March 4, 2013.
  11. ^ "Hayden 'Us Alone': Singer Joins Broken Social Scene's Label, Gets Twitter Account". Spinner Canada, February 5, 2013.
  12. ^ "The Hidden Cameras Release 7-Inch in Advance of 'Age' LP". Exclaim!, July 4, 2013.
  13. ^ a b c "Hilotrons Return with New Album: 'At Least There's Commotion'". Exclaim!, October 19, 2012.
  14. ^ "Imaginary Cities set to release highly anticipated second album". CBC News, May 16, 2013.
  15. ^ "K-os Details 'BLack on BLonde' Double Album, Recruits Emily Haines, Sebastien Grainger, Black Thought to Guest". Exclaim!, October 2, 2012.
  16. ^ "Lee Harvey Osmond 'The Folk Sinner' (album stream)". Exclaim!, January 7, 2013.
  17. ^ "Greg MacPherson Announces 'Fireball' LP, Maps Out Canadian Tour Dates". Exclaim!, September 23, 2013.
  18. ^ "New Country Rehab Announce 'Ghost of Your Charms,' Schedule Canadian Tour". Exclaim!, January 21, 2013.
  19. ^ "the Odds release new album 'the Most Beautiful Place on Earth, EP". Odds, February 23, 2013.
  20. ^ "Daniel Romano Announces 'Come Cry with Me' LP, Shares New Track". Exclaim!, November 21, 2012.
  21. ^ "The Sadies Talk the Ins and Outs of 'Internal Sounds,' Stream Album on Exclaim.ca". Exclaim!, September 9, 2013.
  22. ^ "Shad Sets Release Date for 'Flying Colours,' Releases New Single". Exclaim!, July 30, 2013.
  23. ^ "The Strumbellas Reveal 'We Still Move on Dance Floors'". Exclaim!, September 12, 2013.
  24. ^ "Tegan and Sara on upcoming album Heartthrob". CBC News, January 16, 2013.
  25. ^ "Arts & Crafts’ Jeffrey Remedios on Label's Tenth Anniversary, the ‘Nostalgia Vortex,' Stars' Pillow Cases". Billboard, May 28, 2013.
  26. ^ "Whitehorse Cover Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot on 'The Road to Massey Hall' Live EP". Exclaim!, January 29, 2013.
  27. ^ "Donovan Woods Gets Set for New Album: 'Don't Get Too Grand'". Exclaim!, March 1, 2013.
  28. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Celine Dion – Loved Me Back to Life". Music Canada. 
  29. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Canada’s Digital Music Sales Rise in 2013 Unlike the U.S.; Eminem, Robin Thicke Among Top Selling Artists". January 10, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-15. 
  30. ^ Tuch, Paul (6 November 2013). "ARCADE FIRE SCORES THIRD CHART-TOPPING ALBUM". Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  31. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Arcade Fire – Reflektor". Music Canada. 
  32. ^ http://www.theprovince.com/entertainment/Michael+Buble+album+Loved+tops+charts+Canada/8323058/story.html
  33. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Michael Buble – To Be Loved". Music Canada. 
  34. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Drake – Nothing Was the Same". Music Canada. 
  35. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Johnny Reid – A Christmas Gift to You". Music Canada. 
  36. ^ https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67270545/Canadian%20Newsletters/nielsen_music_canadian_update_Jun12_2013.pdf
  37. ^ "Canadian album certifications – City and Colour – The Hurry and the Harm". Music Canada. 
  38. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Gord Bamford – Christmas in Canada". Music Canada. 
  39. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Hedley – Wild Life". Music Canada. 
  40. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Justin Bieber – Believe Acoustic". Music Canada. 
  41. ^ a b "CELINE DION SCORES 13TH NUMBER ONE ALBUM". November 13, 2013. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  42. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Avril Lavigne – Avril Lavigne". Music Canada. 
  43. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2". Music Canada. 
  44. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience". Music Canada. 
  45. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Katy Perry – Prism". Music Canada. 
  46. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Lorde – Pure Heroine". Music Canada. 
  47. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Avicii – True". Music Canada. 
  48. ^ "Canadian album certifications – The Beatles – Live at the BBC Vol 2". Music Canada. 
  49. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Beyoncé – Beyoncé". Music Canada. 
  50. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Black Sabbath – 13". Music Canada. 
  51. ^ https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67270545/Canadian%20Newsletters/nielsen_music_canadian_update_Jul17_2013.pdf
  52. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Jay Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail". Music Canada. 
  53. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2". Music Canada. 
  54. ^ Tuch, Paul (May 29, 2013). Daft Punk Score Their First Number One Album. Nielsen Company. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 
  55. ^ https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67270545/Canadian%20Newsletters/nielsen_music_canadian_update_Jun19_2013.pdf
  56. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines". Music Canada. 
  57. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Avicii – Wake Me Up". Music Canada. 
  58. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Pink – Just Give Me a Reason". Music Canada. 
  59. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Lorde – Royals". Music Canada. 
  60. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – OneRepublic – Counting Stars". Music Canada. 
  61. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Passenger – Let Her Go". Music Canada. 
  62. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Pitbull – Timber Ft. Ke$ha". Music Canada. 
  63. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – A Great Big World – Say Something". Music Canada. 
  64. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Daft Punk – Get Lucky". Music Canada. 
  65. ^ https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67270545/Canadian%20Newsletters/nielsen_music_canadian_update_Sep11_2013.pdf
  66. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Katy Perry – Roar". Music Canada. 
  67. ^ "Alternative Press | News | Grade/Somehow Hollow guitarist Kent Abbott passes away at age 32". Altpress.com. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  68. ^ Posted: Jan 15, 2013 3:53 PM ET (1939-06-07). "Montreal cellist Yuli Turovsky dies at 73 - Montreal - CBC News". Cbc.ca. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  69. ^ Video game, TV composer Normand Corbeil dies. msn.com, January 28, 2013.
  70. ^ "Stompin’ Tom Connors dies at age 77". Toronto Star, March 6, 2013.
  71. ^ "Rita MacNeil dies at 68 after surgery; son says she had been planning summer concerts". Toronto Star, April 17, 2013.
  72. ^ George Beverly Shea dies; sang with Billy Graham. USA Today, April 17, 2013.
  73. ^ Toronto Star entertainment columnist Greg Quill, dies. Toronto Star, May 5, 2013.
  74. ^ Country music producer Bill Langstroth dies at 81. Yahoo! News Canada, May 8, 2013.
  75. ^ "NAC Orchestra founding conductor Mario Bernardi dies". CBC News, June 3, 2013.
  76. ^ The Mark Inside’s Chris Levoir dead at 31, cause as yet unknown. National Post, June 3, 2013.
  77. ^ "Musician Wes Dakus was Edmonton’s answer to Elvis". The Globe and Mail, October 25, 2013.
Preceded by
2012 in Canadian music
Canadian music
2013
Succeeded by
2014 in Canadian music