Prior to their highly anticipated show at Toronto’s Velvet Underground, American electro-pop trio SHAED were presented with a Canadian Gold Single Award plaque by Universal Music Canada for their breakthrough hit “Trampoline.” Initially released in 2018, the song has since been re-released in 2019 with vocals from Multi-Platinum artist ZAYN.
On Thursday night, Lizzo returned to Toronto for a sold out show at Budweiser Stage. This was the second Toronto concert of 2019 for the American ‘Bop Star,’ who played the 1,500 capacity Danforth Music Hall in May following the release of her major label debut album, Cuz I Love You. Originally scheduled to perform at night club Rebel, Thursday’s show was later moved due to overwhelming demand to the 15,000 capacity Budweiser Stage, ten times the size of crowd she played to just months earlier.
Ahead of the massive show, Lizzo was surprised by Warner Music Canada with a Gold award plaque for Cuz I Love You, along with a Triple Platinum award plaque for one of the summer’s biggest hits “Truth Hurts.” Cuz I Love You also features the Gold-certified hit “Juice,” which Lizzo closed out Thursday’s show with.
Watch the brand new lyric video for “Truth Hurts” below.
Back in February of 2019, Canadian artists Lights and Felix Cartal teamed up to release their single “Love Me.” The summer-ready collaboration is now officially certified Gold in Canada, and the pair were surprised with custom plaques by Cadence Music Group in Toronto ahead of Felix Cartal’s highly anticipated set at Bud Light Dreams Festival.
Columbus, Ohio’s Twenty One Pilots made their triumphant return to Toronto last week on their Bandito Tour in support of the 2018 album Trench, the follow-up to 4x Platinum 2015 album Blurryface. Prior to the highly anticipated sold out show at Scotiabank Arena, Warner Music Canada surprised the band with Gold plaques for Trench and its singles “Chlorine,” “Jumpsuit,” and “My Blood.”
L to R: Adrian Strong (President, DMD Ent./Co-President, Ultra Music Canada, Patrick Moxey (President & Founder, Ultra Music), Steve Greenberg (President, S-Curve Records), Adam Met (AJR), Jack Met (AJR), Ryan Met (AJR), Asim Awesome Awan (Co-President, Ultra Music Canada)
To celebrate the release of their latest album Neotheater, American indie pop band AJR played a sold out album release show in their hometown of New York City at The Bowery Ballroom. Prior to their set, Ultra Music Canada and DMD Entertainment presented the group with their first Canadian Gold Album Award plaque for their 2017 album The Click.
The breakthrough album features the band’s Canadian Platinum-certified hits “Weak” and “Burn The House Down,” as well as the Gold-certified “Sober Up” featuring Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo.
Earlier this week, American pop group Why Don’t We played their biggest Canadian shows to date, stopping at Laval, QC’s Place Bell and Toronto, ON’s Coca-Cola Coliseum as part of their 2019 North American tour. Ahead of Tuesday’s sold-out show in Toronto, Warner Music Canada surprised WDW with their first ever award plaques for any territory, commemorating the Canadian Gold certification of the their single “8 Letters,” the title track of their 2018 debut album.
Fans across the globe celebrated with the band on social media, whose members include Daniel Seavey, Zach Herron, Corbyn Besson, Jonah Marais, and Jack Avery.
Toronto singer-songwriter Scott Helman returned to his hometown last weekend for a sold out show at the Danforth Music Hall as part of his 2019 cross-Canada tour. During a break in his set, Warner Music Canada surprised the JUNO-nominee with his third Canadian Gold award plaque for 2018 single “Hang Ups.”
Following the presentation, Helman joined his fans in the front row for a picture with the plaque, and you can watch how it all went down below.
2019 is shaping up to be a terrific year for B.C.-raised singer and songwriter Tyler Shaw. During JUNO weekend in London, ON earlier this month, Shaw was presented with his fourth Canadian Gold award plaque by his Sony Music Canada team and management for the hit single “With You,” joining hits “Wicked,” “House Of Cards,” and the Platinum-certified “Kiss Goodnight.”
Brett Kissel with his Warner Music Canada team on Friday, March 15, 2019 in London.
The 2019 JUNO Awards are officially in the books, and country artist Brett Kissel walked away from the festivities in London, ON with some new hardware in hand. To kick the weekend off, Kissel was presented with a custom Gold plaque for his hit “Anthem” by his Warner Music Canada team, as well as a CIMA Road Gold plaque commemorating his cross-Canada ticket sales.
On Friday, March 1, Toronto musician grandson performed his biggest hometown show to date at The Opera House to wrap up the Canadian leg of his 2019 “No Apologies” North American headlining tour. Prior to his highly anticipated performance, Warner Music Canada surprised the 2019 JUNO Breakthrough Artist of the Year nominee with a Gold Single Award for his breakout hit “Blood//Water,” which is featured on his debut 2018 EP a modern tragedy vol. 1.
last show at home was for 100-150 people
less than a year later we sold out almost 1000.
tonight will be an unbelievable night for the grandkids and I hope you feel personally responsible for this in some way because you are.
Congratulations Minister!! Your understanding of culture as an economic driver that underpins the success of our society is wonderful to see. We look forward to working with you and you entire team! https://t.co/1hidy47ERR
How come more people are listening to music than ever, but musicians are earning less? I ask @GFHenderson and @miramulholland about the Value Gap on the @musonomics podcast. https://t.co/UEQnV66ic7 @Music_Canada
Yes! & @MusicCanada @GFHenderson has been leading on this too. He met with publishers, MPA & others from our #womenmakemusic taskforce at @PRSFoundation to explain how they’d transformed the Board https://t.co/rKsi1M0kbE
New episode! @MusicCanada's Graham Henderson and musician @miramulholland talk to Musonomics’ Larry Miller about the “value gap” between the $$ services like YouTube make from music & what the musicians receive in return: https://t.co/RarmUsxFvT
'The Mastering of a Music City - Sault Ste. Marie' has kicked off! We are proud to host an amazing panel of experts and the incredible and engaged audience with us today! @MusicCanada @watertowerinn @DestNorthernOnt @CONSERVATORYtwt
Coming up just after 4pm EST on @CBCHereandNow, @MiraMulholland, Chair of the Music Canada Advisory Council, will join the show to discuss her #ArtsandCultureVoter initiative, which highlights the importance of the cultural sector in #elxn43. Listen live @ https://t.co/uJ8GZ5yxVA
On now at @MaMAevent in Paris, @miramulholland, Chair of the Music Canada Advisory Council, joins the 'Artists as Activists' panel, featuring artists from around the world discussing how creators can make a difference. #mama19
They are artist and activists, leading the fight for a fairer music eco-system, against discrimination, for a more sustainable world and so on. See them @MaMAevent at 3pm: @crispinhunt @IvorsAcademy @miramulholland @tryo @Barbieturix and Count Eldridge.