You can hate Bieber all that you want. You can even hate The Weeknd too. Regardless, there is no way you can hate Bieber, The Weeknd, and Drake…but even if you do, they’re laughing all the way to the bank. That’s right America, according to the top charts in the U.S’s iTunes, for the past week the top three songs were “Hotline Bling”- Drake, “What Do You Mean?”- Justin Bieber, and “The Hills”- The Weeknd before Taylor Swift slipped into the #3 today over Beiber. Besides the fact that these song’s are all of critical acclaim, and very well produced, they all feature amazing artists, proudly from Canada.
This isn’t the first time Canadian musicians had struck us with amazing music. It can even be traced back to the legendary 60’s with Joni Mitchell, moving through time only to find Celine Dion, then Michael Bublé, and even our early 2000’s camp memories soundtrack by Sum41. Now Drake, Bieber, and even The Weeknd have been trail blazing this music industry for quite some time now…and while they all make what could be considered very different music, they all have something in common (besides being Canadian).
The three legendary artists are always changing. Being different has proven to be one of the key aspects in music gaining popularity, and a following. As a college student, I don’t think a few years ago I could’ve heard Justin Bieber’s song “Baby,” and thought to myself “I bet every frat on campus is gonna be bumping his music one day.” Alas, it’s true, He, and his team I can only assume, took advantage of what the people want, and produced a whole new style of music for him, an almost Tropical-House vibe that his singing complements, and I’m not ashamed to say it, nor is America to blast it.
It seems just about everything Drake, and even The Weeknd touches turns to gold, being it’s neither of their first time’s on the top charts. Drake’s “Hotline Bling” is also uniquely produced, but more than that it’s catchy. When played at any sort of event, there is no way everyone isn’t singing “…and I know when that hotline bling…that can only mean one thing…” and just having their own Drake-moments.
“The Hills” is also daringly unique. The beginning of the song features on and off screaming white noise, while it’s chorus is The Weeknd’s all too famous high note “I only called you when it’s half…past…five…” backed by an unexpected and absolutely banging bass that could vibrate an arena. It’s no secret that all three of these artists continue to change the game. Cheers to you, Canada.