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Slipknot Presented With Gold Plaques For New Album


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:



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:


UK’s Charli XCX Presented With Platinum Award For “Boom Clap”


UK singer/songwriter Charli XCX had quite the summer in 2014. After reaching #1 with her appearance on Iggy Azalea‘s summer anthem “Fancy”, Charli XCX earned a Canadian Platinum certification for her own song “Boom Clap”, which was featured on the soundtrack for the The Fault In Our Stars. Prior to her sold out show in Toronto, Charli XCX was presented with a Platinum award plaque for “Boom Clap” from the Warner Music Canada team, along with a plaque commemorating the #1 position of the song on Canadian CHR/Top 40 radio.

Check out the video for “Boom Clap” below:


Echosmith Presented With Gold Plaques For Single “Cool Kids”


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:


Sweden’s Tove Lo Receives Platinum Award For Single “Habits”


Following her headlining concert at Toronto, ON’s Phoenix Concert Theatre, Universal Music Canada recording artist Tove Lo was presented with a Canadian Platinum award plaque for her track “Habits (Stay High)” off her 2014 debut album Queen Of The Clouds. The Swedish singer took her to Instagram to thank the crowd for an amazing show and break the news of the Platinum certification.

Watch the video for “Habits” below:


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


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:


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.


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


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:


Doo-Wops & Hooligans – 3X Platinum

Unorthodox Jukebox – 3X Platinum


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


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.


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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