2008 in Canadian Music
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2008 in Canadian Music

This is a summary of the year 2008 in the Canadian music industry.

Events

Albums

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Top hits on record

Top 10 albums

These are the top selling albums in Canada. These albums consist of Canadian sales only.

Rank Artist Album Peak
position
Sales Certification
1 Nickelback Dark Horse 1 480,000 6x Platinum[1]
2 Simple Plan Simple Plan 2 200,000 Platinum[2]
3 The Canadian Tenors The Canadian Tenors 22 160,000 2x Platinum
4 Celine Dion My Love: Essential Collection 2 160,000 2x Platinum
5 City and Colour Bring Me Your Love 3 80,000 Platinum
6 Coeur de pirate Coeur de pirate N/A 80,000 Platinum
7 Sarah McLachlan Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan 3 80,000 Platinum
8 Theory of a Deadman Scars & Souvenirs 2 80,000 Platinum
9 Sam Roberts Love at the End of the World 1 50,000 Gold[3]
10 Tara Oram Chasing the Sun 8 50,000 Gold

Top 10 American albums

Rank Artist Album Peak
position
Sales Certification
1 Lady Gaga The Fame 1 560,000 7x Platinum
2 Taylor Swift Fearless 1 480,000 6x Platinum
3 Kings of Leon Only by the Night 2 320,000 4x Platinum
4 Pink Funhouse 3 250,000 2x Platinum
5 Beyoncé I Am... Sasha Fierce 6 240,000 3x Platinum[4]
6 Britney Spears Circus 1 240,000 3x Platinum
7 Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy 2 240,000 3x Platinum
8 Metallica Death Magnetic 1 240,000 3x Platinum
9 Katy Perry One of the Boys 6 200,000 2x Platinum
10 Lil Wayne Tha Carter III 1 160,000 2x Platinum

Top 5 British albums

Rank Artist Album Peak
position
Sales Certification
1 Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends 1 480,000 6x Platinum
2 Adele 19 4 240,000 3x Platinum[5]
3 Seal Soul 11 80,000 Platinum[6]
4 Bullet for My Valentine Scream Aim Fire N/A 40,000 Gold
5 Natasha Bedingfield Pocketful of Sunshine 13 40,000 Gold[7]

Top International albums

Rank Artist Album Peak
position
Sales Certification
1 AC/DC Black Ice 1 400,000 5x Platinum
2 Jesse Cook Frontiers N/A 50,000 Gold[8]

Canadian Hot 100 Year-End List

No Artist(s) Title
1 Timbaland featuring OneRepublic "Apologize"
2 Leona Lewis "Bleeding Love"
3 Flo Rida featuring T-Pain "Low"
4 Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake "4 Minutes"
5 Katy Perry "I Kissed a Girl"
6 Lady Gaga featuring Colby O'Donis "Just Dance"
7 Alicia Keys "No One"
8 Rihanna "Disturbia"
9 Coldplay "Viva la Vida"
10 Rihanna "Don't Stop the Music"
11 Kardinal Offishall featuring Akon "Dangerous"
12 Natasha Bedingfield "Pocketful of Sunshine"
13 Chris Brown "Forever"
14 Hedley "For the Nights I Can't Remember"
15 The Pussycat Dolls "When I Grow Up"
16 Jordin Sparks with Chris Brown "No Air"
17 Rihanna "Take a Bow"
18 Colbie Caillat "Bubbly"
19 Pink "So What"
20 Metro Station "Shake It"
21 Miley Cyrus "See You Again"
22 Sara Bareilles "Love Song"
23 Hedley "Never Too Late"
24 Usher featuring Young Jeezy "Love in This Club"
25 Estelle featuring Kanye West "American Boy"
26 Kreesha Turner "Don't Call Me Baby"
27 Jordin Sparks "Tattoo"
28 Chris Brown "With You"
29 OneRepublic "Stop and Stare"
30 Britney Spears "Piece of Me"
31 Katy Perry "Hot n Cold"
32 Fergie "Clumsy"
33 Kanye West "Stronger"
34 Santana featuring Chad Kroeger "Into the Night"
35 Feist "1234"
36 Duffy "Mercy"
37 Simple Plan "Your Love Is a Lie"
38 Jordin Sparks "One Step at a Time"
39 Lil Wayne featuring Static Major "Lollipop"
40 M.I.A. "Paper Planes"
41 Sean Kingston "Take You There"
42 Avril Lavigne "Hot"
43 Maroon 5 featuring Rihanna "If I Never See Your Face Again"
44 Ne-Yo "Closer"
45 Buckcherry "Sorry"
46 Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson "The Way I Are"
47 Chris Brown featuring T-Pain "Kiss Kiss"
48 Leona Lewis "Better in Time"
49 Fergie "Big Girls Don't Cry"
50 Linkin Park "Shadow of the Day"
51 Soulja Boy "Crank That (Soulja Boy)"
52 Kid Rock "All Summer Long"
53 Finger Eleven "I'll Keep Your Memory Vague"
54 3 Doors Down "It's Not My Time"
55 Mariah Carey "Touch My Body"
56 Jesse McCartney "Leavin'"
57 Kevin Rudolf featuring Lil Wayne "Let It Rock"
58 Britney Spears "Break the Ice"
59 New Kids on the Block "Summertime"
60 Coldplay "Violet Hill"
61 Hedley "Old School"
62 Simple Plan "When I'm Gone"
63 Madonna "Give It 2 Me"
64 Finger Eleven "Paralyzer"
65 Britney Spears "Womanizer"
66 Natasha Bedingfield featuring Sean Kingston "Love Like This"
67 Wyclef Jean featuring Akon, Lil Wayne and Niia "Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)"
68 Janet Jackson "Feedback"
69 State of Shock "Money Honey"
70 Lights "Drive My Soul"
71 Enur featuring Natasja "Calabria 2008"
72 Flo Rida featuring Timbaland "Elevator"
73 Plain White T's "Hey There Delilah"
74 Flo Rida featuring will.i.am "In the Ayer"
75 David Cook "The Time of My Life"
76 Jonas Brothers "Burnin' Up"
77 Yael Naim "New Soul"
78 Maroon 5 "Won't Go Home Without You"
79 T.I. "Whatever You Like"
80 Ray J and Yung Berg "Sexy Can I"
81 Theory of a Deadman "All or Nothing"
82 Nickelback "Gotta Be Somebody"
83 Faber Drive "When I'm with You"
84 Andrew F "The End"
85 Christina Aguilera "Keeps Gettin' Better"
86 Miley Cyrus "7 Things"
87 State of Shock "Best I Ever Had"
88 John Mayer "Say"
89 David Archuleta "Crush"
90 Celine Dion "Taking Chances"
91 The Ting Tings "Shut Up and Let Me Go"
92 Elise Estrada "Unlove You"
93 Gavin DeGraw "In Love with a Girl"
94 Daughtry "Feels Like Tonight"
95 Kanye West "Love Lockdown"
96 Girlicious "Like Me"
97 Rihanna featuring Jay-Z "Umbrella"
98 T.I. featuring Rihanna "Live Your Life"
99 Maroon 5 "Wake Up Call"
100 Rihanna featuring Ne-Yo "Hate That I Love You"[9]

Deaths

References

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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-01. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Canadian album certifications - Beyonce - I Am...Sasha Fierce". Music Canada.
  5. ^ "Canadian album certifications - Adele - 19". Music Canada.
  6. ^ http://www.cria.ca/goldplat.php#album Archived 2009-04-30 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Canadian album certifications - Jesse Cook - Frontiers". Music Canada.
  9. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 - Year-End 2008". Billboard. Retrieved .

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