Following 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.
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?
During 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.
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.”
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.
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.
Congratulations 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.
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.
This October, we're pleased to host a multiple induction to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame with @Music_Canada and @TheJUNOAwards❗️This years' inductees will join @SarahMcLachlan, @barenakedladies and @hartcorey in the HOF. Who do YOU think will be celebrated at #StudioBell?
On June 26, in front of a sold out audience at the @economicclubca, Music Canada President & CEO Graham Henderson delivered a keynote address to launch our latest report Closing the Value Gap: How to Fix Safe Harbours & Save the Creative Middle Class. https://t.co/uqqWC5BzUM
"In Hell I'll Be In Good Company," the breakthrough single from Regina, Saskatchewan's @TheDeadSouth4, is officially their first #GoldinCanada certification! The song can be found on their 2014 debut studio album Good Company.
Congratulations to all of the 2019 @PolarisPrize #ShortList artists! The winning album will be determined at the Polaris Music Prize Gala on September 16 at The Carlu in Toronto, and will be live-streamed on @CBCMusic. https://t.co/6cbRs3hMq2 #Polaris2019