Tyler Shaw

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Tyler Shaw
Tyler Shaw Performing.jpg
Shaw performing at "The Big Jingle" in December 2012
Background information
Born (1993-04-08) April 8, 1993 (age 25)
Origin Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Musician, singer, songwriter
Student (Sociology)
Instruments Guitar, piano
Years active 2012–present
Labels Tyler Ip / Sony
Website http://www.tylershawmusic.com/

Tyler Shaw (born April 8, 1993) is a Canadian singer and the winner of the "MuchMusic Coca-Cola Covers Contest 2012" organized by the specialized Canadian music cable channel Much (TV channel). He rose to fame through the contest and subsequently released his debut single, "Kiss Goodnight", through Sony Music Canada in December 2012. The song was certified Gold by Music Canada in April 2013. Shaw's debut studio album, Yesterday, was released on September 4, 2015.

Early life and education[edit]

Shaw was raised in Coquitlam, British Columbia. He is of half Chinese and half Polish descent.[1] After finding a guitar under a staircase at the age of 13, he started practicing and eventually began writing his own songs, rather than just covers.[2] At age 19, while a first year sociology student at University of Prince Edward Island, he was encouraged by his friend / roommate Kyle Dutton to make a cover and take part in the "Coca-Cola MuchMusic Covers Contest 2012" and was one of 13,000 who applied.[2] His original audition video, was a cover of Hedley's "Invincible" put him in Top 15 of the contestant finalists. With cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" he proceeded to Top 10 and through his interpretation of Britney Spears' "I Wanna Go" to Top 3. The results were announced during the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards on June 17.[3]

Musical career[edit]

His debut single, "Kiss Goodnight", was co-written by Shaw with Stephen Kozmeniuk and Todd Clark, and was produced by Kozmeniuk and Zubin Thakkar. The single is sponsored MuchFACT, a groundbreaking music video, electronic press kit and website production fund, managed by the Canadian Much and M3 stations and is distributed via Sony Music Entertainment Canada. "By My Side" was released as Shaw's second official single in June 2013, followed by "It Happens All the Time" in 2014 and "House of Cards" in 2015. Shaw will open for Kelly Clarkson and Nick Jonas on the Canada leg of Clarkson's Piece by Piece Tour.[4] He released his debut studio album, Yesterday, on September 4, 2015. He sang at KDays on July 29, 2016 for people who had lived in Edmonton. He appeared in the episode "Dancing in the Rain" on the Canadian drama series Lost & Found Music Studios.


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
  • Release date: September 28, 2018
  • Label: Aisle 13 / Sony Music Canada
  • Format: CD, digital download


As lead artist[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Certifications Sales Album
2012 "Kiss Goodnight" 24 5 18 7 Yesterday
2013 "By My Side" 34 9 28 12
2014 "It Happens All the Time" 94 21 48 31
2015 "House of Cards" 37 11 12 10
"Dizzy" 33 41
2016 "Wicked" 51 13 13 6
2018 "Cautious" 87 8 16 10 Intuition
"With You" 13 42 33
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

As featured artist[edit]

Year Single Album
2016 "Runaway"[13]
(ODC featuring Tyler Shaw)
Non-album single

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2014 "Showtime"[14] Yesterday
2018 "Anybody Out There"[15]
(featuring Amaal Nuux)
"If I Ever Lost You"[17]

Christmas singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
2014 "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
(Tyler Shaw featuring Kira Isabella)
31 Non-album singles
"It's Christmas" 43
2018 "Silent Night" 11
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. ^ http://marcandmandy.com/27-things-you-didnt-know-about-tyler-shaw/
  2. ^ a b iCoke: Tyler Shaw - A natural talent and rising star
  3. ^ TriCity News: Coquitlam's Tyler Shaw wins MuchMusic covers contest
  4. ^ Simpson, Peter (March 16, 2015). "Kelly Clarkson to play Ottawa in October". ottawacitizen.com. 
  5. ^ "Intuition by Tyler Shaw on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved August 28, 2018. 
  6. ^ a b "Tyler Shaw Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "Tyler Shaw Chart History (Canada AC)". Billboard. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Tyler Shaw Chart History (Canada CHR/Top 40)". Billboard. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Tyler Shaw Chart History (Canada Hot AC)". Billboard. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Tyler Shaw – Kiss Goodnight". Music Canada. 
  11. ^ "Sony Music Entertainment: New Release Book" (Book 2015-17: August 28th & September 4th). RPM Distribution. Sony Music Entertainment. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Tyler Shaw – House Of Cards". Music Canada. 
  13. ^ "Runaway (2016) | ODC feat. Tyler Shaw". 7digital Canada. Retrieved December 1, 2016. 
  14. ^ Morreale, Michael. "Download official song of FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada: 'Showtime' by Tyler Shaw". CBC Music. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "Anybody Out There (Single) by Tyler Shaw". Napster. Retrieved July 10, 2018. 
  16. ^ Editorial Staff (August 28, 2018). "Mac DeMarco, Jessie Reyez, Tyler Shaw and more: songs you need to hear this week". CBC Music. Retrieved August 28, 2018. 
  17. ^ "If I Ever Lost You | Tyler Shaw". Qobuz. Retrieved September 18, 2018. 

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