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Brett Eldredge receives Canadian Gold/Platinum awards at Boots & Hearts Music Festival

The 2017 Boots & Hearts Music Festival took place over the weekend, bringing some of country music’s biggest names to Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, ON.

On Sunday, August 13, headliner Brett Eldredge was surprised with two Canadian Gold/Platinum award plaques by Warner Music Canada.

The American singer-songwriter was presented with a Platinum award plaque for his 2016 single “Drunk On Your Love,” and Gold award plaque for his 2015 single “Wanna Be That Song.”


Tim Hicks presented with pair of Platinum plaques in Toronto

Photo Credit: Corey Kelly

Canadian country star Tim Hicks was presented with two Platinum Single Award plaques Monday at a surprise event at Toronto bar Grace O’Malley’s, where Hicks began his music career performing covers before signing with Open Road Recordings. Hicks was presented with plaques for his 2013 hits “Get By” and the breakthrough viral hit “Stronger Beer,” which was never officially released as a single.

“For a song that was never a single, and never even supposed to be a song in the first place, this is absolutely incredible news,” said Hicks in a post on his website and social media accounts. “I can’t thank my fans enough for making this happen. I’m humbled and honoured with a ‘u’.”

He has received five Gold certifications to date, including “Got A Feeling,” “Here Comes The Thunder,” and “Hell Raisin’ Good Time.” “Get By” and “Stronger Beer” can both be found on his 2013 debut album Throw Down. Hicks was also presented with two CIMA Road Gold certifications at Monday’s event.


Rag’n’Bone Man receives Platinum plaque at first Canadian show

Photo courtesy of Sony Music Canada/Matthew Guido

UK singer Rag’n’Bone Man is having a record breaking year following the release of his debut single and album “Human.” Prior to his first Canadian show at Toronto’s Adelaide Hall Monday, the rising star was presented with a Platinum plaque for his breakthrough hit.

Rag’n’Bone man will return to Canada this summer for the WayHome Music & Arts Festival in Oro-Medonte, ON. The video for “Human” can be viewed below.


Scott Helman receives first Platinum plaque in Toronto

Students from Timmins High and Vocational School’ s music business course got a first-hand look at how hard work in the music industry pays off.

During a visit to Coalition Music in Toronto, the students were given an exclusive mentoring session by Canadian singer-songwriter Scott Helman, who was rehearsing for his upcoming tour in support of his soon-to-be-released debut full-length album, Hotel D’Ville.

Following a Q&A and full band performance, Coalition and Warner Music Canada surprised Helman with the first Platinum plaque of his career for his single “Bungalow.”

Helman was presented with his first ever Gold plaque for “Bungalow” in the summer of 2015, and “Bungalow” was certified Platinum during the first round of certifications for Music Canada’s new Single Award.

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Helman also shared the news with his fans through his Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.

The music video for “Bungalow” can be viewed below.



KYLE presented with first ever Platinum plaque in Toronto

Photo credit: Warner Music Canada

American hip hop artist KYLE (AKA Super Duper Kyle) was presented with the first Platinum award plaque of his career last night in Toronto for his breakthrough hit “iSpy” featuring Lil Yachty. The plaque was presented to KYLE by Warner Music Canada prior to his show at the Mod Club, which was the only Canadian stop on his 2017 headlining SUPER Tour.

Warner Music Canada shared photos of the presentation on their Twitter and Instagram pages, as well as a video of Toronto rapper Jazz Cartier appearing on stage with Kyle as a surprise guest.

The video for “iSpy” can be viewed below.


Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson hold on to Canadian Platinum plaques at Ultra Music Festival in Miami

Left to right: Matt Colon (Deckstar Management), Adrian Strong (Co-President Ultra Music Canada / President DMD Entertainment), Steve Aoki, Patrick Moxey (Founder/President of Ultra Music and President of Electronic Music at Sony Music), David Waxman (Senior Vice President/General Manager of Ultra Music) Photo courtesy of Ultra Music

While in Miami for a headlining DJ set at the Ultra Music Festival, Steve Aoki was surprised with a Platinum Single Award plaque for the track “Just Hold On.” The hit also features One Direction member Louis Tomlinson, marking the first time Tomlinson has received a Canadian certification as a solo artist.

Aoki showed his excitement for the Canadian Platinum certification by sharing photos of the pair posing with the plaque through his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. DMD Promo also shared several videos of the plaque presentation, including Aoki surprising Tomlinson with his award.

The music video for “Just Hold On” can be viewed 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.


UK duo Snakehips receive Platinum plaques in Toronto

snakehipsplatPrior to their show at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall on Friday, British electronic duo Snakehips were presented with Platinum plaques by Sony Music Canada for their single “All My Friends,” which features Tinashe and Chance The Rapper.

The group thanked their Canadian fans through social media, sharing a photo of themselves holding their plaques. Snakehips made two Canadian stops during their North American tour, which included a stop in Montreal Thursday night at Fairmount Theatre.

“All My Friends” was certified as a Platinum Single on October 26, 2016. The new Single Award, which was unveiled in September, combines on-demand streams with paid digital downloads for the first time in the program’s history.


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


Artists presented with Gold/Platinum awards at 2016 iHeartRadio MMVAs

Earlier this month, some of the biggest Canadian and international names in music gathered by Queen and John St. in Toronto, ON for the 2016 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards. During the festivities, many of the nominees and performers were presented with award plaques commemorating their recent Canadian Gold and Platinum certifications.

Universal Music Canada shared their plaque presentations through Twitter and Instagram, with Universal Music Canada President and CEO Jeffrey Remedios presenting Platinum awards to Hailee Steinfeld for “Love Myself,” Desiigner for “Panda,” and Nelson, BC’s Shawn Hook for “Sound Of Your Heart.”

James Bay was presented with a custom Gold plaque for his 2015 debut album Chaos And The Calm, as well as the Gold single “Hold Back The River.” The English singer/songwriter’s Platinum hit “Let It Go,” which he performed on the broadcast, is also represented on the plaque.


Canadian superstar Shawn Mendes was presented with a custom Platinum plaque for his album Handwritten. The plaque also represents the 2X Platinum certifications for “Life Of The Party” and “Something Big,” the Platinum certification for “Stitches,” and the Gold certification for “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” which won Best Pop and Fan Fave video.


Edmonton, AB singer/songwriter Ruth B, seen below with manager Mark Cunningham, received her first Platinum award plaque from Sony Music Canada for her breakthrough hit “Lost Boy.” The 2016 Fan Fave Vine Musician nominee performed the song during the pre-show broadcast.

Photo courtesy of Sony Music Canada

Sony Music Canada also presented Fave International and Most Buzzworthy Group winners Fifth Harmony with a Platinum award plaque for “Work From Home.” Later in the evening, group member Dinah Jane Hansen shared a photo with the plaque through Twitter. Fifth Harmony closed out the 2016 iHeartRadio MMVAs with a performance of the Platinum hit.


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