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Wiz Khalifa Receives 3X Platinum Plaque For Blockbuster Hit

Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa was in Toronto last week with Fall Out Boy for a performance at Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheater on the Boys Of Zummer tour. Prior to taking the stage, Khalifa was presented with a custom plaque by Warner Music Canada commemorating the Triple Platinum certification of his latest single “See You Again” (ft. Charlie Puth) from the Furious 7 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

We presented Wiz Khalifa with a 3x Platinum award for #SeeYouAgain!

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“See You Again” is the seventh Canadian certification for Wiz Khalifa and joins his tracks “Black And Yellow” and “Young Wild And Free” as his highest to date. Fans of the the Fast And Furious franchise have welcomed the song as a touching tribute to actor Paul Walker, who passed away during the filming of the 7th installment of the film franchise in 2013.

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Sam Hunt Receives Gold Plaque For Debut Album

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Country newcomer Sam Hunt was in Toronto last week for an opening slot on multi-Platinum superstars Lady Antebellum’s summer tour with Hunter Hayes at the Molson Canadian Ampitheatre. During his visit, Universal Music Canada presented Hunt with a custom Gold plaque commemorating the sales achievements of his debut album Montevallo and single “Leave The Night On”. His latest single “Take Your Time” was also included on the plaque for it’s recent Platinum certification.

 

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UK’s Ben Howard Presented With Gold Award Plaque In Toronto

benhowardgoldUK singer-songwriter Ben Howard was presented with Canadian Gold album award plaques in Toronto, ON last week for his 2011 Mercury Prize nominated LP Every Kingdom, which was officially certified earlier this year.

Howard (pictured right) along with with his manager Owain Davies (pictured left) were presented with the awards by Universal Music Canada publicist Mima Agozzino prior to his 2 sold-out shows at Toronto’s Massey Hall on February 1 &2, 2015. Howard is currently on a North American tour in support of his 2014 album I Forget Where We Were, which also featured Canadian stops in Montreal, QC and Vancouver, BC.

The video for “The Wolves” can be viewed below:

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2014 Gold/Platinum Year End Review

In 2014, Music Canada’s Gold/Platinum Certification Program recognized a number of Canadian and International releases achieving milestone success.

The full list of albums and tracks certified in 2014 in Canada can be viewed here.

In December 2014, Michael Buble’s 2011 album Christmas received the highest certification of the year, earning Diamond certification status in Canada. It is the first Diamond certification since Adele’s 21 in 2011 and the first Canadian Diamond Certification since Celine Dion’s Christmas album These Are Special Times and her greatest hits compilation All The Way…A Decade Of Song in 2007.

Earlier in the year, Mumford & Sons 2012 album Babel was certified 5X Platinum while Eminem‘s 2013 album Marshall Mathers LP 2 was certified 4X Platinum. The highest Canadian multi-Platinum album certifications were Arcade Fire‘s Reflektor (’13) and The Canadian Tenors‘ The Perfect Gift (’10), both of which were certified 3X Platinum. Other albums to be certified 3X Platinum were The Black Keys El Camino (’11)Imagine Dragons Night Visions (’12) and Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox (’12).

There were 85 albums certified Gold in Canada this year (up from 75 in 2013), with 20 of those albums being Canadian artists. There were 36 albums certified Platinum this year (up from 34 in 2013) with 9 of those albums being Canadian artists.

The highest certification for a song released in 2014 was Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” at 5x Platinum, while Sam Smith‘s “Stay With Me” and Meghan Trainor‘s “All About That Bass” were the 2nd highest certified 2014-released tracks at 4X Platinum. There were 2 tracks certified 9X Platinum this year; Adele‘s “Rolling In The Deep” (’10) and Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” (’13). Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger” was certified 8X Platinum (’11).

The highest certified Canadian track released in 2013 was Magic!‘s “Rude” at 3X Platinum, while the highest certified Canadian track not released in 2014 was  Simple Plan‘s “Summer Paradise” (’10), also certified 3X Platinum. Other songs released in 2014 that were certified 3X Platinum were Calvin Harris‘ “Summer”, Ariana Grande‘s “Problem (ft. Iggy Azalea)” and Iggy Azalea‘s “Fancy (ft. Charli XCX)”.

There were 143 tracks certified Gold this year (up from 124 in 2013), 21 of which were Canadian artists. 74 tracks were certified Platinum, 10 of which were Canadian artists.

Some certified artists were presented with Canadian Gold/Platinum award plaques during their tour stop in Canada throughout 2014. These artists can be seen in the photo collection below:

Kongos (photo courtesy of Sony Music Canada)

Kongos (photo courtesy of Sony Music Canada)

Bruno Mars (photo courtesy of Warner Music Canada)

Bruno Mars (photo courtesy of Warner Music Canada)

Nico And Vinz (photo courtesy of Warner Music Canada)

Nico And Vinz (photo courtesy of Warner Music Canada)

Avenged Sevenfold (photo courtesy of Warner Music Canada)

Avenged Sevenfold (photo courtesy of Warner Music Canada)

USS (photo courtesy of Coalition Music)

USS (photo courtesy of Coalition Music)

Fitz & The Tantrums (photo courtesy of Warner Music Canada)

Fitz & The Tantrums (photo courtesy of Warner Music Canada)

The Sheepdogs (photo courtesy of Warner Music Canada)

The Sheepdogs (photo courtesy of Warner Music Canada)

Jess Moskaluke (photo courtesy of MDM Recordings)

Jess Moskaluke (photo courtesy of MDM Recordings)

Clean Bandit (photo courtesy of Warner Music Canada)

Clean Bandit (photo courtesy of Warner Music Canada)

Slipknot (photo courtesy of Warner Music Canada)

Slipknot (photo courtesy of Warner Music Canada)

Lady Antebellum (photo courtesy of Universal Music Canada)

Lady Antebellum (photo courtesy of Universal Music Canada)

Charli XCX (photo courtesy of Warner Music Canada)

Charli XCX (photo courtesy of Warner Music Canada)

Echosmith (photo courtesy of Warner Music Canada)

Echosmith (photo courtesy of Warner Music Canada)

Tove Lo (photo courtesy of Universal Music Canada)

Tove Lo (photo courtesy of Universal Music Canada)

Chromeo (photo courtesy of Last Gang Records)

Chromeo (photo courtesy of Last Gang Records)

Magic! (photo courtesy of Sony Music Canada)

Magic! (photo courtesy of Sony Music Canada)

Katy Perry (photo courtesy of Universal Music Canada)

Katy Perry (photo courtesy of Universal Music Canada)

Glenn Morrison (photo courtesy of Sony Music Canada)

Glenn Morrison (photo courtesy of Sony Music Canada)

Ed Sheeran (photo courtesy of Warner Music Canada)

Ed Sheeran (photo courtesy of Warner Music Canada)

The Black Keys (photo courtesy of Warner Music Canada)

The Black Keys (photo courtesy of Warner Music Canada)

Bastille (photo courtesy of Universal Music Canada)

Bastille (photo courtesy of Universal Music Canada)

Arcade Fire (photo courtesy of Universal Music Canada)

Arcade Fire (photo courtesy of Universal Music Canada)

Robin Schulz (photo courtesy of Warner Music Canada)

Robin Schulz (photo courtesy of Warner Music Canada)

Tyler Farr (photo courtesy of Sony Music Canada)

Tyler Farr (photo courtesy of Sony Music Canada)

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Slipknot Presented With Gold Plaques For New Album

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With a new album and tour announcement, fans of American heavy metal act Slipknot had a lot to look forward to by the end of the 2014 summer. In late October, the band released their fifth studio album .5: The Grey Chapter and almost immediately took to the road for a North American arena tour along with openers Korn. On Sunday night, the infamous masked rockers arrived north of the border for a concert at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, the only Canadian date on the current tour.

Prior to their performance, Warner Music Canada and Roadrunner Records Canada presented the band with Gold plaques for the The Gray Chapter, which was certified only a month after its release date. The album title is a reference to the now late Paul Gray who passed away in 2010.

As reported by Aesthetic Magazine, frontman Corey Taylor revealed the plaques on stage in front of the ecstatic crowd, informing them that Canada is the first country to have the album certified. He went on to say “thanks for keeping the spirit of metal music in Canada.”

Check out the video for “The Devil In I” below:

 

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Lady Antebellum Presented With Gold Plaques For Latest Album ‘747’

Photo by Darren Goldstein/DSG PhotoDuring a stop in Toronto Monday night for an intimate performance/Q&A at The Virgin Mobile Mod Club for Visa’s #InfiniteMusic Series, country superstars Lady Antebellum were presented with Gold plaques for their 2014 album 747 (Universal Music Canada). “Bartender”, the lead single from the album, also earned a Platinum certification.

Country Voice, Universal Music Canada’s all-country social media channel, initially shared the news via Twitter, which was later retweeted by the band.

Check out the video for the Platinum single “Bartender” from 747 below:

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Echosmith Presented With Gold Plaques For Single “Cool Kids”

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During a tour stop in Vancouver, BC on Wednesday, Los Angeles indie-pop outfit Echosmith were presented with Canadian Gold award plaques for their single “Cool Kids” off their debut album Talking Dreams (Warner Canada). Echosmith is comprised of 4 siblings: Sydney, Graham, Noah, and Jamie Sierota. This summer, the band completed their second stint on the Vans Warped Tour and is currently opening for American Authors on the Honda Civic Tour.

Upon recieving their awards, Echosmith tweeted the following:

Check out the brand new video for “Cool Kids” below:

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Chromeo Presented With Gold Plaques For Summer Hit “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)”

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After a busy summer touring the globe in support of their album 2014 White Women, Montreal, QC’s Chromeo paid a visit to Last Gang Records‘ Toronto headquarters where they were surprised with Gold and Platinum award plaques for their smash single “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)”. The awards were the first ever for the “funks lords”, who were in Toronto for a highly anticipated concert at the Kool Haus.

Check out the video for “Jealous” below:

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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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