Meant to Fly

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"Meant To Fly"
Single by Eva Avila
from the album Somewhere Else
Format CD single (Canada)
Recorded September 26, 2006
Genre Pop
Label Sony BMG Canada
Writer(s) Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida, Gaby Moreno
Certification 2x Platinum (CRIA)[1]
Eva Avila singles chronology
"Meant to Fly"
(2006)
"I Owe It All to You"
(2007)

"Meant to Fly" is a song written by Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida and Gaby Moreno, for 2006 Canadian Idol winner Eva Avila. The song was released as the first single from her debut album, Somewhere Else, on September 26, 2006. After she was crowned the winner of the fourth season, "Meant to Fly" began receiving airplay across Canada.

Both Avila and Craig Sharpe performed the song separately during the September 11 grand finale performance show and were both praised by Idol judges Sass Jordan, Farley Flex, Zack Werner and Jake Gold.

Chart performance[edit]

"Meant to Fly" topped the Canadian Singles Chart for nine non-consecutive weeks, beginning October 5, 2006. Its debut atop the chart marked the first time that an American Idol and Canadian Idol contestant occupied the top two positions. The song reached number six on the Canadian BDS Airplay Chart and was a substantial hit on contemporary radio. It was certified Double Platinum in Canada in December 2006.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan) 1
Preceded by
"Do I Make You Proud" by Taylor Hicks
Canadian Singles Chart number-one single
October 5, 2006
Succeeded by
"The Saints Are Coming" by U2 and Green Day

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