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Twenty One Pilots presented with Platinum award plaques in Toronto

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Amidst an extensive world tour that will find them on the road through 2017, alternative hip hop duo Twenty One Pilots were in Toronto, ON last week for a sold-out show at the Molson Canadian Amphitheater. Prior to their performance, the band was presented with custom award plaques by Warner Music Canada signifying the Triple Platinum certification of their single “Stressed Out,” and the Platinum certification of the 2015 album Blurryface. The album also features the Gold single “Tear In My Heart.”

Earlier this Spring, the band toured through Canada beginning with two nights at Montreal, QC’s Metropolis, and wrapping up with two nights at Vancouver, BC’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The band will return to Canada in September for appearances at Edmonton, AB’s Sonic Boom Festival, and Calgary, AB’s X-Fest.

The video for the breakout Triple Platinum track “Stressed Out” can be viewed below.

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Selena Gomez receives Gold award plaque for 2015 album Revival in Toronto

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Since early May, American pop sensation Selena Gomez has been touring across North America on the first leg of her 2016 Revival Tour, which included a Canadian stretch beginning in Vancouver, BC, through to Montreal, QC.

During her tour stop in Toronto, ON, Wednesday night, Gomez was surprised with a custom award plaque by Universal Music Canada commemorating the Gold certification of her 2015 album Revival. The plaque also highlights the Platinum certification of her hit “Hands To Myself,” and Double Platinum certifications of “Good For You,” and “Same Old Love.”

Gomez was initially scheduled to play Toronto over the weekend, however an unprecedented playoff run by the Toronto Raptors caused the singer to reschedule her sold-out Air Canada Centre concert. Gomez made light of the situation by sporting a Raptors sweater during her dazzling 20+ song set, which included her multi-Platinum hits and covers of Hillsong United and The Eurythmics.

Gomez will return to Canada later this summer when she headlines Québec City’s Le Festival d’été de Québec July 7, and AtlanticFest 2016, happening September 3 in Paradise, NL, and September 4 in Moncton, NB.

@selenagomez is a Toronto girl. I'm dying. This girl KILLED it. #revivaltour #revivaltourtoronto #selenagomez

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Charlie Puth presented with award plaque in Toronto

American singer/songwriter Charlie Puth was in Toronto, ON Monday night for an intimate sold-out concert at The Mod Club as part of his 2016 North American Tour. Prior to the show, Warner Music Canada presented Puth with a custom award plaque for the Gold certification of his track “One Call Away” and Platinum certification of “Marvin Gaye.”

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Earlier in the day, Puth met with his Canadian fans for an autograph session at the HMV Underground, located at Toronto’s HMV Superstore (333 Yonge St.).

Charlie Puth has also been certified Quadruple Platinum in Canada for his collaboration with Wiz Khalifa on the Furious 7 theme song “See You Again.” The video for Charlie Puth’s Platinum single “Marvin Gaye” with Meghan Trainor can be viewed below:

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Vance Joy presented with Platinum plaque for debut LP

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Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy was presented with a Platinum award plaque by Warner Music Canada for his debut album Dream Your Life Away. The presentation happened last night in Toronto before his second sold out show at Toronto’s legendary Massey Hall on The Fire And The Flood tour.

The lengthy North American winter tour has lead to sold-out concerts across Canada in Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Kelowna and back-to-back nights in Vancouver.  Vance Joy will play three concerts in Montreal beginning tonight, after which he will continue east across Quebec before arriving in Halifax for two more sold-out dates February 7 & 8. All shows have been supported by Canadian indie rock band Reuben And The Dark.

“Riptide”, the breakout single from the album, has been certified 4X Platinum in Canada, while the single “Mess Is Mine” has been certified Gold.

 

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2015 Gold/Platinum Year End Review

2015 was a landmark year for Canadian artists dominating the international pop music spotlight. Within Canada, Canadian artists saw an increase in Gold/Platinum certifications over 2014, with many of the 2015 releases expecting further certification milestones in 2016.

The full list of albums and tracks certified in 2015 in Canada can be viewed here.

70 albums were certified Gold in Canada this year, 30 of which were released by Canadian artists (up from 20 in 2014). 31 albums were certified Platinum, 11 of which were by Canadian artists (up from 9 in 2014).

Justin Bieber had the highest certified Canadian album released in 2015 with his album Purpose earning a Double Platinum certification, as well as it’s accompanying singles “Sorry,” “What Do You Mean?” and “Where Are U Now?”
Canadian tracks released in 2015 also certified Double Platinum include The Weeknd‘s tracks “The Hills” and “Earned It,” as well as Shawn Mendes‘ “Life Of The Party.”

Bruce Cockburn‘s classic 1993 holiday album Christmas is the highest certified Canadian album in 2015, joining Taylor Swift‘s 1989 and Josh Groban‘s Noel as the year’s highest certified albums at 6X Platinum.

117 tracks were certified Gold in Canada this year, with 42 being Canadian artists (up from 21 in 2014). 19 Canadian tracks were among the 76 Platinum certifications, up from 10 in 2014.

The highest certification for a song in 2015 was Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” at 9x Platinum, while OneRepublic‘s “Counting Stars” was the second highest certified track at 8X Platinum. Ellie Goulding “Love Me Like You Do,” X Ambassadors “Renegades” and Wiz Khalifa “See You Again” (ft. Charlie Puth) hold the highest certifications for songs released in 2015 at Triple Platinum.

Some of 2015’s Canadian Gold/Platinum certified artists were presented with awards plaques and a collection of photos of these artists can be viewed below:

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Stromae Presented With Platinum Plaque In Montreal

stromaeDuring a two-night stop in Montreal, QC on his headlining North American tour, Belgian singer Stromae was presented with a custom Platinum plaque by DEP Distribution for his 2013 album Racine carrée. The crossover francophone pop star performed September 28 & 29 at at Montreal’s Bell Centre and earlier in the week at Toronto’s Echo Beach on September 26,

View the video for “Tous les memes” below:

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Everything Is PL4TINUM In Canada For Jason Derulo

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Since 2010, American R&B vocalist Jason Derulo has been a staple on the Canadian charts earning Platinum certifications for his early hits like “In My Head”, “Whatcha Say” and “Ridin’ Solo”. During a visit to Toronto for the MMVA‘s, Derulo was reminded of his devoted Canadian following when presented with a custom multi-‘PL4TINUM’ plaque by Warner Music Canada for his latest tracks “Want To Want Me”, “Wiggle”, “Trumpets” & “The Other Side”. “Talk Dirty” featuring 2 Chainz is the highest certification on the plaque at 4X Platinum. Derulo was also presented with a plaque commemorating “Want To Want Me”‘s #1 position on Canadian CHR/Top 40 radio.

The video for “Want To Want Me” from his 2015 album Everything Is 4 can be viewed below:

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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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Mumford & Sons Receive Platinum Plaques During Niagara Stopover

Photo Credit: Marcia Leeder Photography

Photo Credit: Marcia Leeder Photography

Canadian fans of UK folk-rock outfit Mumford & Sons have welcomed the band’s new electric sound with open arms, as their latest album Wilder Mind has officially been certified Platinum in Canada. After a brief hiatus since their 5X Platinum selling album Babel, Mumford & Sons returned to Canada on June 15 for a stopover on their Gentlemen Of The Road tour at The Commons in Niagara-On-The-Lake. During their visit, the band was presented with custom Platinum award plaques for Wilder Mind by Universal Music Canada and Glassnote label manager Ryan Shepard (pictured centre).

Wilder Mind’s lead single “Believe” can be listened to below, which was also certified Gold in Canada.

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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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