In terms of music, 2018 was a massif success. The industry has generated new artists, countless achievements and an abundance of shocking titles.
We were treated to all the things about Ariana Grande, including the video back to the past that we never imagined we needed, Eminem who started to lot of fights, Migos on Carpool Karaoke and, of course, the sexual scenes of the vulgar and strangely specific Beatles, sure to leave a disturbing image burning in your mind.
Let's not forget the highlights of Canadian music. From the indigenous singer Jeremy Dutcher who won the Polaris Music Prize for the exhilarating brutal break of Toronto's doom metal band, Witchrot, our nation has had a lot to offer in 2018.
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Here are some of Canada's greatest triumphs in the music industry this year.
When Shania Twain dominated the CCMAs
Friend, he feels like a winner.
Shania Twain, 53, not only hosted the CCMA, but won the most awards of the evening, four to be precise.
The legendary country singer was the second artist to win the Generation prize.
Rush has recognized the funniest air drummer of all time
Although the video has been captured in the United States, it is likely that this man is indeed an honorary Canadian citizen.
The short video he painted Rush's song that played air-drumming Tom Sawyer in an NFL game at the start of this year.
He exploded with hundreds of thousands of interactions. Rush even came to praise the man for his talents via Twitter saying "the professor (drummer Neil Peart) would approve!"
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The Weeknd has reinvented itself with its most powerful music yet
After an unexpected split with Selena Gomez, Abel Tesfaye (better known as The Weeknd) released his most heartfelt music to date.
Fans who are still recovering from Starboy (2016) were paved by the EP offer of this year, My Dear Melancholy.
Tesfaye is back with the model Bella Hadid and after many reflections, it seems that he is back and better than ever. He also teased his next fourth album at the start of this year, which is expected to fall in 2019.
When The Beaches got the recognition they deserve
This all-female rock band from Toronto has had enough years. After more than a year dominating the Canadian charts, The Beaches earned a Juno Award as Breakthrough Group of the Year.
Not only that, but they have played two of their biggest shows to date. Just last month, they played a sold-out show with the Glorious Sons at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.
To raise the ante, they opened for the Foo Fighters who allowed them to play in front of 50,000 people at the Rogers Center – home of the Blue Jays.
Drake's numbers put Canada in the right place – on top
The numbers came out last month and Drake overtook the streaming platforms Apple Music and Spotify with the most listened album, Scorpio (2018).
God's plan it was also the most popular single on both. Only by Spotify has accumulated over 8.2 billion listeners.
A new album, a very successful tour with Migos and the king of all streaming services, what else could you do? Well, let's not forget that the thirty-second beat the Beatles record of most Top-10s to reach the US Billboard Hot 100 in a calendar year.
They were 11 years old – they beat in October with 12. This is a recognition to be proud of, demonstrating the sheer power of Canadian music.
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Alessia Cara stood up for us all when we shot the bullies online
After the release of his second year album, critically acclaimed, The pains of growth (2018), Alessia Cara has done something that seems to have been avoided in modern society, especially with the dominance of the digital age.
The up-and-comer bada ** has faced bullying and how it has become an eternal problem.
After receiving an influx of useless hate messages, the 22-year-old spoke against the keyboard warriors and begged his fans to "never put anyone down online or anywhere else".
Michael Bublé's son is healthy again, him Love-and so are we
During a personal two-year absence to take care of his sick son Noah, Michael Bublé hinted at the possibility of withdrawing.
After a long break, he officially returned to the stage and revealed that his son had gone into remission. Not only that, but his wife Luisana Lopilato, gave birth to their second child, Vida.
The iconic crooner quickly announced an additional Canadian tour along with another album, his latest and greatest, love (2018).
Bublé spoke to his fans in a live video of Facebook and admitted: "For me, love it's a small way of being able to thank you and tell you how much I love you. "
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The cheeky call of Mike Myers a Wayne's world
** If you have not seen Bohemian Rhapsody (the movie), this is a spoiler – keep going! **
Bryan Singer & # 39; s Bohemian Rhapsody It was one of the most anticipated films of the year – a Queen biopic with Rami Malek. What's wrong?
Well, cartoon legend Mike Myers was adamant about making an appearance in the film – so he portrayed Ray Foster, a grumpy and reluctant record player on the EMI label.
As if this were not enough, he made a subtle reference to the cult-classic film Wayne's world (1992). "We need a song that teenagers can bang their heads in a car, "he said.Bohemian Rhapsody is not that song."
For those who may not know, Myers played her fictional character Wayne Campbell, in Wayne's world, who fired at Bohemian Rhapsody (1977) single returns to the top of the ranking for a second time, thanks to the infamous car scene in which Campbell and his friends headbang at the six-minute Queen Epic.
Avril Lavigne is back and has kicked Lyme disease to **
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Avril Lavigne, 34, has made her long-awaited return with excitement Head over the water, which tells about his difficult battle with Lyme disease.
She came back to life with her diagnosis in 2015. She fought the illness for a whole year before leaving the public radar and remaining silent for almost two years after the announcement.
Now it's back and more ferocious than ever. It is expected that the passion and emotion present in his lyrics and his voice emerge in his next album to which he is currently working. It is expected to fall next year.
When Gord Downie's tribute to the Juno Awards made us cry
A year and a half after his death, the late Gord Downie was celebrated at the annual Juno Awards with a very moving tribute that captured his legacy as a frontman of The Tragically Hip, solo artist, philanthropist and a sincere-hearted person.
Downie lost his life in a tragic battle with terminal brain cancer on October 17, 2017, at the age of 53. He reminded us why we love our country through its words and through its music. At the end of the ceremony, he was awarded the Artist of the Year award.
This was more than a highlight of an awards ceremony. It was a highlight for our country, Canada.
What other Canadian musical moments did you love this year? Share them in the comments section below.
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