2012 in Canadian music

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List of years in Canadian music

This is a summary of the year 2012 in the Canadian music industry.

Events[edit]

Bands on hiatus[edit]

Bands disbanded[edit]

Albums released[edit]

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Top hits on record[edit]

The lists are updated weekly through Jam! and Nielsen Soundscan.[23]

Top 10 Canadian albums[edit]

Rank Artist Album Peak
position
Sales Certification
1 Celine Dion Sans attendre 1 209,000[24] 3x Platinum[25]
2 Justin Bieber Believe 1 179,000[24][26][27] 2x Platinum[28]
3 Various Artists Star Académie 2012 1 156,000[24][29] 2x Platinum[30]
4 Leonard Cohen Old Ideas 1 132,000[24][31][32] Platinum[33]
5 Johnny Reid Fire It Up 2 80,000 Platinum[34]
5 Marie-Mai Miroir 2 80,000 Platinum[35]
5 Serena Ryder Harmony 11 80,000 Platinum[36]
5 The Sheepdogs The Sheepdogs 1 80,000 Platinum[37]
5 The Tenors Lead With Your Heart 3 80,000 Platinum[38]
5 Various Artists Star Académie Noël TBA 80,000 Platinum[39]

Top 10 American albums[edit]

Rank Artist Album Peak
position
Sales Certification
1 Taylor Swift Red 1 320,000[40] 4x Platinum[41]
2 Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox 2 240,000 3x Platinum[42]
3 Imagine Dragons Night Visions 4 240,000[43] 3x Platinum[44]
4 Pink The Truth About Love 1 240,000 3x Platinum[45]
5 Lana Del Rey Born to Die 3 160,000 2x Platinum[46]
6 The Lumineers The Lumineers 5 160,000 2x Platinum[47]
7 Carrie Underwood Blown Away 1 80,000[48][49][50] Platinum[51]
8 Florida Georgia Line Here's to the Good Times 8 80,000 Platinum[52]
9 fun. Some Nights 5 80,000 Platinum[53]
10 Jack White Blunderbuss 1 80,000 Platinum[54]

Top 10 British albums[edit]

Rank Artist Album Peak
position
Sales Certification
1 Mumford & Sons Babel 1 400,000[24][55] 5x Platinum[56]
2 One Direction Take Me Home 1 240,000[24] 3x Platinum[57]
3 Rod Stewart Merry Christmas, Baby 1 240,000[24] 3x Platinum[58]
4 One Direction Up All Night 1 234,000[24] 3x Platinum[59]
5 Ed Sheeran + 5 160,000 2x Platinum[60]
6 Led Zeppelin Celebration Day 4 160,000 2x Platinum[61]
7 Muse The 2nd Law 2 80,000 Platinum[62]
8 One Direction Up All Night: The Live Tour 1 60,000 5x Platinum[63]
9 Alt-J An Awesome Wave TBA 40,000 Gold[64]
9 Calvin Harris 18 Months 8 40,000 Gold[65]

Top 10 International albums[edit]

Rank Artist Album Peak
position
Sales Certification
1 Of Monsters and Men My Head Is an Animal 5 160,000 2x Platinum[66]
2 Rihanna Unapologetic 1 80,000 Platinum[67]
2 Various Artists 2012 Grammy Nominees TBA 80,000 Platinum[68]
4 Gotye Making Mirrors 5 40,000 Gold[69]
4 Various Artists The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack TBA 40,000 Gold[70]
4 Various Artists Rock of Ages: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack TBA 40,000 Gold[71]
7 Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded 1 17,300[72] TBA
8 The Cranberries Roses 6 3,100[73] TBA
9 Various Artists Now! 20 2 TBA TBA
10 Sigur Rós Valtari 4 TBA TBA

Top 10 Singles[edit]

Rank Artist Song Album Peak
position
Sales Certification
1 Carly Rae Jepsen "Call Me Maybe" Curiosity & Kiss 1 640,000 8x Platinum[74]
2 Imagine Dragons "Radioactive" Night Visions 5 560,000 7x Platinum[75]
3 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Thrift Shop" The Heist 1 560,000 7x Platinum[76]
4 Maroon 5 "One More Night" Overexposed 2 480,000 6x Platinum[77]
5 Bruno Mars "Locked Out of Heaven" Unorthodox Jukebox 1 400,000 5x Platinum[78]
6 Flo Rida "Whistle" Wild Ones 1 400,000 5x Platinum[79]
7 fun. "Some Nights" Some Nights 4 400,000 5x Platinum[80]
8 The Lumineers "Ho Hey" The Lumineers 2 400,000 5x Platinum[81]
9 Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa "Payphone" Overexposed 1 400,000 5x Platinum[82]
10 Mumford & Sons "I Will Wait" Babel 9 400,000 5x Platinum[83]

Canadian Hot 100 Year-End List[edit]

Artist(s) Title
1 Gotye featuring Kimbra "Somebody That I Used to Know"
2 Carly Rae Jepsen "Call Me Maybe"
3 fun. featuring Janelle Monáe "We Are Young"
4 Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa "Payphone"
5 The Wanted "Glad You Came"
6 Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris "We Found Love"
7 LMFAO "Sexy and I Know It"
8 Flo Rida featuring Sia "Wild Ones"
9 Nicki Minaj "Starships"
10 Kelly Clarkson "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"
11 Flo Rida "Good Feeling"
12 Adele "Set Fire to the Rain"
13 One Direction "What Makes You Beautiful"
14 Flo Rida "Whistle"
15 Train "Drive By"
16 Katy Perry "Wide Awake"
17 Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera "Moves like Jagger"
18 Katy Perry "Part of Me"
19 Hedley "Kiss You Inside Out"
20 Katy Perry "The One That Got Away"
21 David Guetta featuring Usher "Without You"
22 Simple Plan "Summer Paradise"
23 David Guetta featuring Sia "Titanium"
24 Calvin Harris "Feel So Close"
25 Maroon 5 "One More Night"
26 Rihanna "Where Have You Been"
27 fun. "Some Nights"
28 Bruno Mars "It Will Rain"
29 David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj "Turn Me On"
30 Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen "Good Time"
31 Jessie J "Domino"
32 Pitbull "Back in Time"
33 Pink "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)"
34 Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull "Dance Again"
35 Justin Bieber "Boyfriend"
36 Drake featuring Rihanna "Take Care"
37 Psy "Gangnam Style"
38 Usher "Scream"
39 Taylor Swift "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"
40 Pitbull featuring Chris Brown "International Love"
41 Ellie Goulding "Lights"
42 Adele "Someone like You"
43 Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars "Young, Wild & Free"
44 Gym Class Heroes featuring Adam Levine "Stereo Hearts"
45 LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock "Party Rock Anthem"
46 Selena Gomez & the Scene "Love You like a Love Song"
47 Karmin "Brokenhearted"
48 Justin Bieber featuring Big Sean "As Long as You Love Me"
49 Victoria Duffield "Shut Up and Dance"
50 Foster the People "Pumped Up Kicks"
51 One Direction "One Thing"
52 K'naan featuring Nelly Furtado "Is Anybody Out There?"
53 Marianas Trench "Fallout"
54 Jay-Z and Kanye West "Niggas in Paris"
55 Carly Rae Jepsen "Curiosity"
56 Jason Mraz "I Won't Give Up"
57 Hedley "One Life"
58 Nicki Minaj "Pound the Alarm"
59 Adele "Rumour Has It"
60 Rihanna "You da One"
61 Adele "Rolling in the Deep"
62 Marianas Trench "Desperate Measures"
63 Cher Lloyd "Want U Back"
64 Mia Martina "Burning"
65 Danny Fernandes featuring Josh Ramsay and Belly "Hit Me Up"
66 Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo "Let's Go"
67 Demi Lovato "Give Your Heart a Break"
68 Chris Brown "Turn Up the Music"
69 Rihanna "Diamonds"
70 K'naan "Hurt Me Tomorrow"
71 The Wanted "Chasing the Sun"
72 Drake featuring Lil Wayne "The Motto"
73 Dragonette "Let It Go"
74 Skrillex featuring Sirah "Bangarang"
75 deadmau5 featuring Chris James "The Veldt"
76 Madonna featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. "Give Me All Your Luvin'"
77 Taio Cruz featuring Flo Rida "Hangover"
78 will.i.am featuring Mick Jagger and Jennifer Lopez "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)"
79 Gavin DeGraw "Not Over You"
80 Coldplay "Paradise"
81 Nickelback "When We Stand Together"
82 Kelly Clarkson "Mr. Know It All"
83 Gym Class Heroes featuring Neon Hitch "Ass Back Home"
84 Lady Gaga "Marry the Night"
85 Far East Movement featuring Justin Bieber "Live My Life"
86 Train "50 Ways to Say Goodbye"
87 T-Pain featuring Wiz Khalifa and Lily Allen "5 O'Clock"
88 Eric Church "Springsteen"
89 Toby Keith "Red Solo Cup"
90 Carrie Underwood "Good Girl"
91 LMFAO "Sorry for Party Rocking"
92 Michel Teló "Ai Se Eu Te Pego"
93 Kesha "Die Young"
94 Karl Wolf "Mash It Up"
95 Cobra Starship featuring Sabi "You Make Me Feel..."
96 Walk off the Earth "Somebody That I Used to Know"
97 Hedley "Invincible"
98 Luke Bryan "Drunk on You"
99 Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer "Give Me Everything
100 Kristina Maria "Our Song Comes On"[84]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

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  36. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Serena Ryder – Harmony". Music Canada.
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  45. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Pink – The Truth About Love". Music Canada.
  46. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Lana Del Rey – Born to Die". Music Canada.
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  70. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey". Music Canada.
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  77. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Maroon 5 – One More Night". Music Canada.
  78. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Bruno Mars – Locked Out of Heaven". Music Canada.
  79. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Flo Rida – Whistle". Music Canada.
  80. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Fun. – Some Nights". Music Canada.
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Preceded by
2011 in Canadian music
Canadian music
2012
Succeeded by
2013 in Canadian music