The Canadian Hot 100 is a music industry record chart in Canada for singles, published weekly by Billboard magazine. The Canadian Hot 100 was launched on the issue dated June 16, 2007, and is currently the standard record chart in Canada; a new chart is compiled and officially released to the public by Billboard on Tuesdays.

The chart is similar to Billboard's US-based Hot 100 in that it combines physical and digital sales as measured by Nielsen SoundScan, streaming activity data provided by online music sources, and radio airplay as measured by Nielsen BDS. Canada's airplay chart is the result of monitoring more than 100 stations representing rock, country, adult contemporary and Top 40 genres.[10][15]

The first number-one song of the Canadian Hot 100 was "Umbrella" by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z on June 16, 2007.[71] As of the issue for the week ending December 23, 2017, the Canadian Hot 100 has had 119 different number-one hits. The current number-one is "Perfect Duet" by Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé.[12]


The chart was made available for the first time via Billboard online services on June 7, 2007 (issue dated June 16, 2007). With this launch, it marked the first time that Billboard created a Hot 100 chart for a country outside the United States. Billboard charts manager Geoff Mayfield announced the premiere of the chart, explaining "the new Billboard Canadian Hot 100 will serve as the definitive measure of Canada's most popular songs, continuing our magazine's longstanding tradition of using the most comprehensive resources available to provide the world's most authoritative music charts." The Billboard Canadian Hot 100 is managed by Paul Tuch, director of Canadian operations for Nielsen BDS, in consultation with Silvio Pietroluongo, Billboard's associate director of charts and manager of the Billboard Hot 100.[10]

Song achievements

Songs with most weeks at number one

16 weeks

15 weeks

13 weeks

11 weeks

10 weeks

Number-one debuts

Artists with the most number-one hits

  1. Rihanna – 11[15]
  2. Katy Perry – 10[15]
  3. Justin Bieber – 7[15]
  4. Britney Spears – 6 (tie)[15]
  5. Taylor Swift – 6 (tie)[71]
  6. Lady Gaga – 4 (tie)[71]
  7. Flo Rida – 4 (tie)[71]
  8. Eminem – 4 (tie)[71]
  9. Pitbull – 4 (tie)[71]
  10. Bruno Mars – 4 (tie)[71]

Artists with the most number of weeks at number one

  1. Rihanna – 45
  2. Justin Bieber – 37
  3. Katy Perry – 34
  4. The Black Eyed Peas – 31
  5. Lady Gaga – 26

Self-replacement at number one

Other achievements

  • Teenage Dream by Katy Perry is the album with most number-one singles (4).
  • "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas holds the record for the longest stay on the chart (76 weeks).
  • "Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO holds the record for largest gap between turns at #1, falling from the position on the week ending November 12, 2011 and returning the week ending January 7, 2012, a 9-week gap.
  • "Gangnam Style" by Psy was the first non-English single to top the charts on the Canadian Hot 100.
  • Nikki Yanofsky was the youngest artist to top the Canadian Hot 100 at 16 years, 19 days old with the song "I Believe". She was also the first Canadian act to reach number one on the chart.
  • "Counting Stars" by OneRepublic had the longest climb to number one taking 34 weeks to reach that peak.[71]
  • "Beautiful" by Eminem and "Out of the Woods" by Taylor Swift tie for the biggest drops off the Canadian Hot 100, both dropping off from #8.[12][12]
  • On the issue dated June 27, 2009, The Black Eyed Peas became the first act to simultaneously occupy the top two positions with "Boom Boom Pow" at number one and "I Gotta Feeling" at number two.[12]
  • On the issue dated October 24, 2009, "3" by Britney Spears broke the record for the biggest jump to number one, leaping from number 86 to number one.[12]
  • On the issue dated October 31, 2015, The Weeknd's "The Hills" reached the top spot seven weeks after "Can't Feel My Face", becoming the first time in Canadian Hot 100 history that an album's lead single hit #1 after the second single did.
  • On the issue dated December 5, 2015, Justin Bieber became the artist with the most simultaneous Top 10 singles (4).[12]
  • In 2016, Justin Bieber became the first Canadian act to top the Year-End chart with "Sorry".[12]
  • On the issue dated January 28, 2017, Ed Sheeran became the first act to simultaneously debut at the top two positions with "Shape of You" at number one and "Castle on the Hill" at number two.[13]
  • On the issue dated April 8, 2017, Drake became the artist with the most simultaneously charted Canadian Hot 100 songs in a single week (23) and the most Canadian Hot 100 debuts in a week (21).[12]

Number-one singles

See also