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[30]
2 Arcade Fire Reflektor 1 240,000[31][32] 3× Platinum[33]
3 Johnny Reid A Christmas Gift to You 1 160,000[31] 2× Platinum[34]
4 Michael Bublé To Be Loved 1 160,000[35] 2× Platinum[36]
5 Drake Nothing Was the Same 1 108,000[31] Platinum[37]
6 City and Colour The Hurry and the Harm 1 80,000[31][38] Platinum[39]
7 Gord Bamford Christmas in Canada TBA 80,000 Platinum[40]
8 Hedley Wild Life 4 80,000[31] Platinum[41]
9 Justin Bieber Believe Acoustic 1 80,000 Platinum[42]
10 Various Artists MuchDance 2014 N/A 80,000 Platinum[43]

Top 10 International albums[edit]

Rank Artist Album Peak
position
Sales Certification
1 Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2 1 320,000[31][44] 4× Platinum[45]
2 Various Artists Frozen 1 240,000[46][47] 3× Platinum[48]
3 Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience 1 160,000 2× Platinum[49]
4 Katy Perry Prism 1 160,000 2× Platinum[50]
5 Lorde Pure Heroine 2 160,000 2× Platinum[51]
6 Luke Bryan Crash My Party 1 160,000 2× Platinum[52]
7 Avicii True 2 80,000 Platinum[53]
8 The Beatles On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2 TBA 80,000 Platinum[54]
9 Beyoncé Beyoncé 1 80,000 Platinum[55]
10 Black Sabbath 13 1 80,000 Platinum[56]

Top 10 singles[edit]

Rank Artist Song Album Peak
position
Sales Certification
1 Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell "Blurred Lines" Blurred Lines 1 720,000[31][57][58] 9× Platinum[59]
2 Pitbull featuring Kesha "Timber" Meltdown 1 560,000 7× Platinum[60]
3 Avicii "Wake Me Up" True 2 523,000[31] Platinum[61]
4 A Great Big World "Say Something" Is There Anybody Out There? 1 480,000 6× Platinum[62]
5 Pink featuring Nate Ruess "Just Give Me a Reason" The Truth About Love 1 499,000[31] 6× Platinum[63]
6 Lorde "Royals" Pure Heroine 1 480,000 6× Platinum[64]
7 OneRepublic "Counting Stars" Native 1 480,000 6× Platinum[65]
8 Passenger "Let Her Go" All the Little Lights 5 480,000 6× Platinum[66]
9 Pharrell Williams "Happy" G I R L 1 480,000 6× Platinum[67]
10 Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams "Get Lucky" Random Access Memories 1 400,000 5× Platinum[68]

Canadian Hot 100 Year-End List[edit]

Artist(s) Title
1 Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell "Blurred Lines"
2 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz "Thrift Shop"
3 Pink featuring Nate Ruess "Just Give Me a Reason"
4 The Lumineers "Ho Hey"
5 Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko "Stay"
6 Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams "Get Lucky"
7 Avicii "Wake Me Up"
8 will.i.am and Britney Spears "Scream & Shout"
9 Imagine Dragons "Radioactive"
10 Katy Perry "Roar"
11 Bruno Mars "Locked Out of Heaven"
12 Taylor Swift "I Knew You Were Trouble"
13 Bruno Mars "When I Was Your Man"
14 Serena Ryder "Stompa"
15 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton "Can't Hold Us"
16 Justin Timberlake "Mirrors"
17 Classified featuring David Myles "Inner Ninja"
18 Lorde "Royals"
19 Armin van Buuren featuring Trevor Guthrie "This Is What It Feels Like"
20 Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera "Feel This Moment"
21 Pink "Try"
22 Maroon 5 "Daylight"
23 Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin "Don't You Worry Child"
24 Walk off the Earth "Red Hands"
25 Phillip Phillips "Home"
26 Mumford & Sons "I Will Wait"
27 Rihanna "Diamonds"
28 Capital Cities "Safe and Sound"
29 Icona Pop featuring Charli XCX "I Love It"
30 Serena Ryder "What I Wouldn't Do"
31 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert "Same Love"
32 Miley Cyrus "We Can't Stop"
33 Miley Cyrus "Wrecking Ball"
34 Bruno Mars "Treasure"
35 Maroon 5 "Love Somebody"
36 Selena Gomez "Come & Get It"
37 Justin Bieber featuring Nicki Minaj "Beauty and a Beat"
38 Demi Lovato "Heart Attack"
39 Anna Kendrick "Cups"
40 Maroon 5 "One More Night"
41 Olly Murs featuring Flo Rida "Troublemaker"
42 Drake featuring Majid Jordan "Hold On, We're Going Home"
43 Jason Derulo "The Other Side"
44 Alicia Keys featuring Nicki Minaj "Girl on Fire"
45 Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding "I Need Your Love"
46 Tegan and Sara "Closer"
47 Psy "Gangnam Style"
48 Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch "Sweet Nothing"
49 Zedd featuring Foxes "Clarity"
50 Lady Gaga "Applause"
51 Jay-Z featuring Justin Timberlake "Holy Grail"
52 Adele "Skyfall"
53 fun. "Some Nights"
54 Imagine Dragons "Demons"
55 Kesha "Die Young"
56 Pitbull featuring TJR "Don't Stop the Party"
57 Tyler Shaw "Kiss Goodnight"
58 Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z "Suit & Tie"
59 Lana Del Rey and Cedric Gervais "Summertime Sadness"
60 Eminem "Berzerk"
61 Passenger "Let Her Go"
62 Tegan and Sara "I Was a Fool"
63 Flo Rida "I Cry"
64 Kelly Clarkson "Catch My Breath"
65 Phillip Phillips "Gone, Gone, Gone"
66 Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies and friends "Boys 'Round Here"
67 will.i.am featuring Justin Bieber "#thatpower"
68 Hedley "Anything"
69 fun. "Carry On"
70 OneRepublic "Counting Stars"
71 Artists Against Bullying "True Colors"
72 Fall Out Boy "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)"
73 Pink featuring Lily Allen "True Love"
74 Ne-Yo "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)"
75 Daniel Powter "Crazy All My Life"
76 David Guetta featuring Sia "Titanium"
77 Metric "Breathing Underwater"
78 Taylor Swift "22"
79 Avril Lavigne "Here's to Never Growing Up"
80 Darius Rucker "Wagon Wheel"
81 Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift "Highway Don't Care"
82 Marianas Trench "Stutter"
83 Hedley "Kiss You Inside Out"
84 Down with Webster "One in a Million"
85 Kesha "C'Mon"
86 Michael Bublé "It's a Beautiful Day"
87 Hunter Hayes "I Want Crazy"
88 Imagine Dragons "It's Time"
89 Britney Spears "Work Bitch"
90 Lady Antebellum "Downtown"
91 Carly Rae Jepsen "Call Me Maybe"
92 Nicki Minaj "Va Va Voom"
93 Baauer "Harlem Shake"
94 Kelly Clarkson "People Like Us"
95 Blake Shelton "Sure Be Cool If You Did"
96 Luke Bryan "Crash My Party"
97 One Direction "Best Song Ever"
98 Drake "Started from the Bottom"
99 One Direction "Little Things"
100 Taylor Swift "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"[69]

Deaths[edit]

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2012 in Canadian music
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2013
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2014 in Canadian music