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Kongos Presented With Double Platinum Plaques For Hit Single “Come With Me Now”

kongosdoubleplatFollowing their opening set for Kings Of Leon on Tuesday in Toronto, Sony Music Canada surprised South African alternative-rock group Kongos with Double Platinum award plaques for their breakthrough track “Come With Me Now”. The song, which has gained steady airplay on multiple radio formats across the country, comes off their 2014 album Lunatic. “Come With Me Now” lands at #13 this week after 26 weeks on the Canadian Top Digital Tracks chart.

Watch the video for “Come With Me Now” below.

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Bruno Mars Presented With Custom 3D Canadian Gold/Platinum Award Plaque

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Prior to his headlining concert at Toronto, ON’s Air Canada Centre, Warner Music Canada recording artist Bruno Mars was presented with a unique 3D Canadian certifications plaque for the titles listed below. Yes, blue and red glasses are required for the full pop-out effect – how cool is that?

The titles featured on the award plaque are:

ALBUMS

Doo-Wops & Hooligans – 3X Platinum

Unorthodox Jukebox – 3X Platinum

TRACKS

Grenade – 6X Platinum

Just The Way You Are – 6X Platinum

The Lazy Song – 4X Platinum

Marry You – 3X Platinum

It Will Rain – 3X Platinum

Locked Out Of Heaven – 5X Platinum

When I Was Your Man – 4X Platinum

Treasure – 2X Platinum

Gorilla – Gold

Young Girls – Gold

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Nico & Vinz Presented With Platinum Awards For Summer Hit “Am I Wrong”

nicovinzawardDuring a press tour in Toronto this week, Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz were presented with their official Canadian award plaques commemorating the Platinum certification of their breakthrough track “Am I Wrong” (Warner Music Canada). After becoming one of the most Shazamed artists worldwide, the duo kicked off a North American summer tour opening for multi-Platinum recording artist Bruno Mars. Nico & Vinz also recently performed the summer 2014 hit on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Watch the video for “Am I Wrong” below and click here to download the track.

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Avenged Sevenfold Receive First Platinum Awards For ‘Hail To The King’

a7xplatDuring their Toronto stop Friday on the Mayhem Festival Tour, Orange Country, CA’s Avenged Sevenfold received their Platinum award plaques for their 2013 album Hail To The King (Warner Music Canada). The band were especially grateful for the awards as Canada is the first country to have the album certified Platinum. A7X‘s 2010 album Nightmare had also previously gone Platinum in Canada, while 2005’s City of Evil and 2003’s Waking The Fallen had both gone Gold.

Below is the video for the album’s title track, which has also recently been certified as a Gold Digital Download.

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Sony Music Canada Make Pop Star Dreams Come True For 13-Year-Old London Girl

Earlier this month, Sony Music Canada presented a 13-year-old girl from London, ON with a special Platinum award plaque at the launch party for her recording of Avril Lavigne’s song “Keep Holding On”. Autumn’s dream to be a pop star came true thanks to Make-A-Wish Canada and Sony Canada. Autumn, who was diagnosed with a connective tissue disorder, signed on as a Sony artist to record her cover and get the full pop star treatment.  “Her jaw was dropped for most of the party,” said Make-A-Wish grand coordinator Misha Medeiros. “She was so appreciative, and so grateful for everyone being there.”

Autumn’s special moment was documented for her very own music video for the song. Watch the video below and read more about the amazing event over at Metro.

 

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USS Presented With Gold Plaques At Hometown Festival

Photo courtesy of Coalition Music

Photo courtesy of Coalition Music

Over the weekend, alt-dance duo Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker (USS) were presented with their first official Canadian Gold award plaques in front of a hometown crowd at Toronto’s Echo Beach. The plaques commemorate their single “This Is The Best” selling over 40,000 digital downloads in Canada since it’s 2013 release. The headlining performance was part of rock station 102.1 The Edge’s Edgefest Summer Concert Series and fans shared their festival experience using the appropriately named hashtag #ThisIsTheFest.

To show appreciation for their loyalty to the band over the years, USS and Coalition Music also presented 102.1 The Edge staff and on-air personalities with their own Gold plaques.

Check out the lyric video for “This Is The Best” below.

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Fitz And The Tantrums Presented With Gold Plaques For “The Walker”

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On Sunday (July 6, 2014), LA soul revivalists Fitz & The Tantrums were presented with official Music Canada Gold Digital Download award plaques by Warner Music Canada for their song “The Walker”. The track comes off their 2013 album More Than Just A Dream, released in 2013.

The band was presented with their awards before their headlining show at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, ON.

Watch the video for “The Walker” below:

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The Sheepdogs Presented With Gold Plaques In Toronto

sheepdogsgoldCongratulations to Saskatchewan’s The Sheepdogs, who were presented with their Gold Digital Download plaques for the rock hit “Feeling Good” before their Canada Day show at Toronto’s Echo Beach. The track comes off their 2013 Gold album The Sheepdogs released by Warner Music Canada. The plaques feature custom action figurines of the band members which were designed by Toronto artist Kira Shaimanova and featured in the “Feeling Good” music video.

 

 

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Teenage Head Presented With Gold Records In Hometown

On Friday May 9, 2014, Music Canada was on hand at This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton, Ontario, for Teenage Head’s hometown show in celebration of George Pevere’s new book “Gods of the Hammer: The Teenage Head Story.” The much anticipated book release was not the only call for celebration at the special homecoming. In front of a sold-out crowd, the Hamilton natives were presented with Gold records for their 1982 album “Some Kinda Fun” confirming the sale of 50,000 albums since its release. The award plaques were presented on stage during their set by club owner and longtime friend Lou Molinaro.


Original Teenage Head members Stephen Mahon (bass) and Gord Lewis (guitar) happily accepted their awards mid-set. An additional award was presented in memory of Frankie “Venom” Kerr, who passed away in 2008 after a battle with throat cancer. Kerr’s sisters Christine Crawford and Dorothy Mark were on hand to accept the award and toasted to their late brother on stage with the rest of the band.

The special evening was filled with many guest vocalists including Max Kerman from Arkells and Chris Houston of Forgotten Rebels.


Following the emotional surprise, the band kicked right back into their set accompanied by St. Alvia frontman and local radio host Benjamin Rispin.


The momentous occasion was covered by The Hamilton Spectator following the night’s events.

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