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.
During his performance last Saturday at the CCMA Awards‘s free Fanfest concert in Halifax, NS, Canadian country singer/songwriter Tim Hicks was presented his fourth Canadian Gold awards plaque for his hit track “Here Comes The Thunder”. Following the eventful weekend, Hicks took to his Twitter page to thank his fans and post a photo of the award presentation, which was also live-streamed via Periscope.
Congratulations to the 2014 Canadian Country Music Association Award winners, which were presented this past weekend during Canadian Country Music Week in Edmonton, AB.
During the Awards broadcast Sunday night, Dean Brody won Album of the Year for ‘Crop Circles’, while Gord Bamford won Single of the Year for ‘When Your Lips Are So Close’, in addition to picking up the Male Artist of the Year Award. Jess Moskaluke won Female Artist of the Year, while Small Town Pistols were recognized as Group or Duo of the Year. Brett Kissel was honoured with the CMT Video of the Year award for ‘3-2-1’, as Tim Hicks won the Rising Star award, and Johnny Reid was the Fans’ Choice Award winner.
Music Canada would like to extend special congratulations to Deane Cameron, who was honoured with the Hank Smith Award of Excellence, which recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond in contributing his or her time and talents for the advancement of Canadian country music nationally. We would also like to congratulate Beverley Mahood, who received the 2014 Slaight Music Humanitarian Award, as well as Wendell Ferguson, who was the 2014 Artist Inductee to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, and Ron Sakamoto, who was the 2014 Builder Inductee to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.
Congratulations as well to Open Road Recordings, who was named the Record Company of the Year at the CCMA Gala, a category that is proudly sponsored by Music Canada.
For a full list of winners, see the listing on the CCMA website.
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Global phenomenon @bts_bighit are officially @IFPI_org's Global Recording Artists of 2020, after a record-breaking year with multiple #1 albums & singles. BTS are the first Korean act to earn the Award, & the first winner to perform primarily in a language other than English.
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#3 @Drake – With preceding single Toosie Slide going straight to #1 in the US, Drake released his mixtape Dark Lane Demo Tapes in 2020 to great acclaim, followed by a series of high-profile collaborations. This marks his 6th consecutive year in the Top 10. #IFPIGlobalArtistChart
Toronto hip hop sensation @Drake returns to @IFPI_org's Global Artist Chart once again - earning the #3 position on the global appeal of his Dark Lane Demo Tapes mixtape & many hit singles incl. Toosie Slide - marking his 6th consecutive year in the #IFPIGlobalArtistChart Top 10
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#5 @billieeilish – Following her debut top 5 appearance last year, Billie Eilish returns for 2020, this time with a James Bond theme under her belt, as well as two highly acclaimed singles. #IFPIGlobalArtistChart
#6 @Eminem – Kicking off the year with a surprise album release and performance at the 92nd Academy Awards, Eminem became the first artist in history to have 10 albums consecutively debut at #1 in the US. #IFPIGlobalArtistChart
#7 @PostMalone – In April, following a postponed US arena tour, Post Malone announced a live streamed concert of all Nirvana covers. Receiving critical acclaim, the concert raised money to support the World Health Organization relief fund. #IFPIGlobalArtistChart
#8 @ArianaGrande – 2020 was a year that saw Ariana Grande collaborate with some of the biggest names in pop music, before releasing her 6th studio album Positions in October with accompanying singles topping charts the world over. #IFPIGlobalArtistChart