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DVBBS receive Platinum plaques at Toronto’s Dreams Festival

Photo Credit: Ultra Music Canada

Prior to hitting the main stage at Toronto’s Dreams Festival, Canadian DJ duo DVBBS were presented with Platinum award plaques for their CMC$ collaboration “Not Going Home (ft. Gia Koka).” DVBBS’ Alex Andre and Chris Chronicles are shown in the photo above holding their new plaques, alongside CMC$ (far left), Asim “Awesome” Awan (Co-President, Ultra Music Canada), and Adrian Strong (Co-President, Ultra Music Canada/President, DMD).

The group shared a recap video of the monumental homecoming on their Instagram account.

“Not Going Home” is the Orangeville, ON natives’ second Platinum track certification, with “Tsunami” reaching Platinum status in 2016. The video for “Not Going Home” can be viewed below.


July Talk receive Gold “Push + Pull” plaque before massive hometown show

Photo Credit: Ty Snaden/Sleepless Records

Hamilton, ON’s Arkells and hometown heroes July Talk joined forces Saturday night for their biggest shows to date in front of a capacity crowd at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage. Prior to taking the stage for their 16 song set, July Talk were surprised with Gold award plaques by Sleepless Records for “Push + Pull,” the lead single from their 2016 album Touch.

It is the third Canadian Gold certification for the group, joining single “Guns + Ammunition” and their 2012 self-titled debut album.

Watch July Talk perform their Gold-certified hit from the 2016 iHeartRadio MMVAs below.


Karl Wolf receives Gold plaque during JUNO Weekend in Ottawa

Canadian R&B artist Karl Wolf now has another Canadian Gold award plaque to add to his collection.

During JUNO Weekend in Ottawa, Wolf was presented with a Gold Single Award plaque for his hit “Amateur At Love,” a track which features fellow Canadian hip hop artist Kardinal Offishall. The plaque was presented by Cordova Bay Records at Wolf’s party Friday, April 1, at Flybar.

“Amateur At Love” is Wolf’s first certification as a solo artist since 2012’s “Mash It Up,” and is the first to be certified under the Single Award guidelines, which includes on-demand subscription service streams. In addition to his solo work, Wolf has collaborated as a songwriter on many projects, most notably OMI’s breakthrough Seven Times Platinum hit “Cheerleader.”

Wolf shared several photos of the award presentation through Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

The video for “Amateur At Love (Remix)” can be viewed below.


July Talk receive Gold award plaques during JUNO Weekend in Ottawa

July Talk with Sleepless Records staff in Ottawa (Credit: Sleepless Records)

Toronto rock band July Talk were the talk of the 2017 JUNO Awards following their sensational performance of “Picturing Love” from Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre. The performance capped off an exciting weekend for the group, who took home Alternative Album of the Year for their sophomore album Touch at Saturday’s Gala.

On Friday, March 31, July Talk were also surprised with a Gold award plaque by Sleepless Records for their hit “Guns + Ammunition” at Ottawa’s Albion Room. The track was the third single from July Talk’s debut self-titled album, which was certified Gold in Canada on September 1, 2015.

The video for “Guns + Ammunition” can be viewed below.


Bebe Rexha presented with Gold plaque for “I Got You” in Toronto

Bebe Rexha with staff from Warner Music Canada in Toronto

Bebe Rexha may have first appeared on your radar with G-Eazy’s breakout track “Me, Myself, & I,” a song the Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter co-wrote and featured on. The track was certified Triple Platinum in Canada, and she’s appeared on several other Canadian certified tracks including Martin Garrix’s “In The Name Of Love,” David Guetta’s “Hey Mama,” and Cash Cash’s “Take Me Home.”

Last Thursday, Rexha appeared at Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre amidst her North American tour for her acclaimed EP All Your Fault Pt. 1. Prior to the show, Rexha was surprised with a Gold plaque for the lead single “I Got You” by staff from Warner Music Canada, which she shared with her Rexhars through her Instagram and Facebook accounts.

Fans won’t have to wait long for new music from the singer. Rexha confirmed via Twitter she will release the EP All Your Fault Pt. 2 in mid-April.

Watch the video for “I Got You” below.



Simple Plan receive Gold Single plaques in Toronto

Photo courtesy of Warner Music Canada

Canadian pop-punk heavyweights Simple Plan took over Toronto’s Air Canada Centre Tuesday night in support of their 2016 album Taking One For The Team. Prior to their set, staff from Warner Music Canada and Coalition Music presented the group with Gold Single plaques for the album’s lead single “I Don’t Wanna Go To Bed.”

“I Don’t Wanna Go To Bed,” which features a verse by rapper Nelly, is the group’s first track to be certified since 2014, when “Summer Paradise” was certified Triple Platinum.

Later this week, Simple Plan will embark on a North American tour commemorating the 15th anniversary of the album No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls, which was certified Double Platinum in 2005. The Montreal-based group plays their hometown tonight at the Bell Centre before embarking on the tour.

The video for “I Don’t Want To Go To Bed” can be viewed below.


Red Hot Chili Peppers presented with Gold plaques for ‘The Getaway’ in Toronto

Photo: Warner Music Canada

Prior to their highly anticipated sold-out show at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, legendary rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers were presented with Gold award plaques for their latest album The Getaway by Warner Music Canada.

The 2016 album also features the Gold-certified single “Dark Necessities.” The Getaway is the band’s ninth album to be certified Gold in Canada, while “Dark Necessities” is the first track in the band’s career to be certified in Canada. In 2001, the band received their highest Canadian certification for Californication at Six Times Platinum.

The video for “Dark Necessities” can be seen below.



Kiiara receives Platinum plaque in Toronto


Kiiara with Warner Music’s John Delaney (left) and Julia Hummel (right)

American singer Kiiara was one of 2016’s breakout stars with the success of her single “Gold,” off her debut EP low kii savage.

The 21-year-old Wilmington, Illinois native was in Toronto on Tuesday for a highly anticipated show at The Hoxton. Prior to her performance, Warner Music Canada presented Kiiara with a Platinum Single Award plaque for “Gold.”

Tuesday’s show marked Kiiara’s first performance in Toronto and the second Canadian show of her career, with her first happening November 8 at Vancouver’s Imperial.


Alx Veliz receives Gold Single plaque for “Dancing Kizomba” at Music Canada AGM


During Music Canada’s 2016 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, Toronto-based singer, songwriter, and producer Alx Veliz was presented with his first Canadian Gold plaque for the single “Dancing Kizomba.” The plaque for the breakout hit, which has also been recorded in Spanish and certified Gold in Spain, was presented to Veliz by Universal Music Canada President & CEO Jeffrey Remedios.

“Dancing Kizomba” was officially announced Gold in the first wave of Single certifications in September, when Music Canada revealed updates to its Gold/Platinum program to now include on-demand streams for track certifications.

Following the plaque presentation, Veliz performed three songs from his 2016 debut EP Love Has No Language, including “Heroes & Villains,” “Dancing Kizomba,” and his latest single “U+Me.”




Music streaming now included in Canada’s historic Gold/Platinum certification program

New award and branding revealed at CCMA Awards

Toronto, ON – September 12, 2016


With the introduction of a new Single Award, Music Canada’s Gold/Platinum certification and awards program will now include streams towards digital track certifications. Over 50 new Single certifications were revealed today, with 10 artists receiving their first Canadian certifications.

“Today’s announcement signifies a pivotal moment in Canada’s evolving digital music marketplace,” says Graham Henderson, President & CEO of Music Canada. “By accepting on-demand streams for track certifications, Music Canada can continue to acknowledge the success of Canadian and international artists, as well as the subscription-based streaming platforms currently thriving in our market. The new Single Award helps maintain the integrity of our Gold/Platinum program, which has historically recognized the active choice consumers make when building their personal music libraries.”

During County Music Week in London, ON, rising country stars Brett Kissel and Chris Lane were presented with the first Single Award plaques leading up to Sunday’s 40th CCMA Awards broadcast.

“We are thrilled that Music Canada is now accepting streams with its new Single Award,” says Steve Kane, President of Warner Music Canada, who presented Kissel with his plaque for the Gold Single ‘Airwaves’ at Saturday’s CCMA FanFest. “Canadian music fans have welcomed the arrival of streaming subscription services with open arms, and are now consuming more music than ever before. We are excited to honour new milestones for our artists who have flourished on this new path, and whose fanbases continue to grow as streaming increases in popularity.”

The new Single Award will combine on-demand audio streams from subscription services with digital download and CD single sales. Streams can be used toward certification using a conversion formula of 150 streams equaling 1 unit towards certification. This 150:1 ratio is consistent with other major global counterparts. Streaming data from YouTube/VEVO videos will not be accepted towards certification upon launch.

The Single Award launch also coincides with the reveal of new bilingual branding for the program, which has certified over 16,000 releases in its 41-year history.

Music Canada’s Gold/Platinum Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts are live with the new branding. For more information, visit


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