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JP Saxe receives first Canadian Platinum plaque in hometown

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter JP Saxe returned to his hometown of Toronto last week for a sold out show at The Drake Underground. Prior to the show, JP was surprised with a Canadian Platinum plaque by Sony Music Canada for his breakthrough hit “If The World Was Ending,” his collaboration with multi-Platinum artist Julia Michaels.

JP shared the news with his fans on his social media channels with a photo of the couple, who initially met while writing the hit track, posing with the plaque.


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the song baby went platinum in canada ❄️🇨🇦 @juliamichaels

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Watch the music video for the FINNEAS-produced track below.


Tyler Shaw celebrates Gold certification during JUNO weekend in London

2019 is shaping up to be a terrific year for B.C.-raised singer and songwriter Tyler Shaw. During JUNO weekend in London, ON earlier this month, Shaw was presented with his fourth Canadian Gold award plaque by his Sony Music Canada team and management for the hit single “With You,” joining hits “Wicked,” “House Of Cards,” and the Platinum-certified “Kiss Goodnight.”

During the JUNOS broadcast, Shaw performed the hit single, and you catch watch this performance below.


Loud Luxury receive 4x Platinum plaque for breakthrough hit

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Toronto-based DJ duo Loud Luxury scored one of the hottest tracks of the summer with their breakthrough single “Body” featuring Brando (centre). Originally certified Gold in March, “Body” was officially certified 4x Platinum ahead of their massive hometown performance at Toronto’s VELD Festival, where they were surprised with a plaque from Sony Music Canada.

Watch the music video for “Body” below.


Camila Cabello presented with Platinum plaque in Toronto

Photo Credit: Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.

Following an electric performance at the Sony Centre on April 27, 2018, Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc. staff presented Camila Cabello and Manager Roger Gold with a plaque commemorating the Canadian Platinum certification of her debut studio album Camila. The plaque also highlights the 7x Platinum certification of “Havana (ft. Young Thug),” the Platinum certification of “Never Be The Same,” and the Gold certifications of “Real Friends” and “She Loves Control.”

Watch the video for “Havana” below.


Arcade Fire ‘infinitely content’ with latest Canadian Platinum plaques

Photo credit: Sony Music Canada

Montreal-based indie rockers Arcade Fire closed the North American leg of Infinite Content tour, which found the band perform in-the-round at more than two dozen arenas across the continent, with two shows last weekend at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. Prior to the shows, the band were surprised with Platinum award plaques for their fifth studio album, Everything Now, by Sony Music Canada.

Everything Now is the bands fourth Canadian Platinum certification, joining their landmark 2003 debut Funeral, 2010’s Double Platinum album The Suburbs, and 2013’s Triple Platinum two-disc set Reflektor. 

The video for the album’s title track can be viewed below.



The Chainsmokers celebrate first Canadian Diamond certification in Toronto

The Chainsmokers with manager Adam Alpert (left) backstage at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre.

The Chainsmokers are now Diamond-certified artists in Canada! Prior to their show at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, the American DJ/producer duo was presented with custom plaques commemorating the Diamond certification of their smash hit “Closer,” as well as seven of their other Canadian-certified hits.

“Closer” joins Drake’s “One Dance” and Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” as the third track in 2017 to be certified Diamond, which combines on-demand streams and digital download sales. The new certification guidelines were launched in September 2016, with Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” becoming the first track certified under the new criteria.

The full list of certifications included in The Chainsmokers’ award plaques is:

  • “Closer” ft. Halsey (Diamond)
  • “Don’t Let Me Down” ft. Daya (8x Platinum)
  • “Roses” ft. ROZES (5x Platinum)
  • “Paris” (3x Platinum)
  • “Something Just Like This” with Coldplay (2x Platinum)
  • “All We Know” ft. Phoebe Ryan (Platinum)
  • “Inside Out” ft Charlee (Gold)
  • “Until You Were Gone” (Gold)

The video for “Closer” can be viewed below.


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.


The Chainsmokers presented with Double Platinum awards at VELD Music Festival


American DJ duo The Chainsmokers were presented with Canadian award plaques this weekend prior to their massive set at Toronto’s VELD Music Festival. The unique custom plaques commemorate the Double Platinum certifications of the summer anthems “Roses (ft. Rozes),” and “Don’t Let Me Down (ft. Daya).”

The duo shared the news with their fans via Twitter, thanking Sony Music Canada for their efforts. The duo also thanked their Canadian fans for their energy during their performance with a unique video that provides a glimpse at their view from the VELD main stage.

The Chainsmokers will return to Canada this weekend for a performance at Montreal’s ÎleSoniq festival on Friday, August 5, before continuing on an international tour for the remainder of 2016.


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.


Trevor Guthrie Releases New Single Benefiting Canadian Veterans

trevorguthriestrongJuno-winning singer/songwriter Trevor Guthrie has just released his latest single “Strong Hands”, an acoustic song benefiting Wounded Warriors Canada, a non-profit organization that supports Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, and their families.

While Guthrie has become known for his dazzling club anthems like the Gold-certified “Soundwave” and Double-Platinum collaboration with Armin van Buuren “This Is What Feels Like”, his latest emotional ballad aims to raise awareness and respect for Canada’s military Veterans.

“Strong Hands”, written nearly 10 years ago, was inspired by Guthrie’s trip to Normandy, France and Holland for the 60th anniversary of D-Day, where he befriended many Veterns – including one man that lived down the street from his childhood home.

The charity single can be purchased through iTunes and is available now.