Canadians like their pop music, and they're getting it online

    Yahoo! Music Canada releases 2007 top music lists. Britney returns after
    a close shave. Kanye wins the hip-hop battle. And everyone wants Avril as
    their Girlfriend.

    TORONTO, Dec. 6 /CNW/ - Yahoo! Music Canada today released its list of
the most popular music of 2007 according to its users, and Pop topped the
charts. Based on a combination of radio and video spins from the past year,
the results indicate Canadians have a vested interest in today's biggest hits,
as well as local talent like pop/rock sensation Avril Lavigne, reggae-infused
trio Bedouin Soundclash and Indie songstress Feist.
    "This year definitely saw Pop Music cement itself at the top of the list
for Canadians on Yahoo!" said Andy West, Manager of Product and Label
Relations at Yahoo! Music Canada. "We also saw some incredible breakout
successes from international artists like Sean Kingston and Lilly Allen, as
well as a slew of amazing Canadian talent like Attack In Black, Justin Nozuka
and illScarlett."

    Top 10 Artists in 2007 - based on video and audio streams on Yahoo! Music

    1.  Avril Lavigne      6.  Kanye West
    2.  Rihanna            7.  Kelly Clarkson
    3.  Fergie             8.  Sean Kingston
    4.  Akon               9.  Carrie Underwood
    5.  Beyoncé            10. The Fray

    Other Canadian Top Tens
    In addition to the year's Top 10 Artists, Yahoo! Music Canada also
    released its Top 10 rankings in the following categories:

    Top 10 Songs:

    1.  Avril Lavigne - Girlfriend
    2.  Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
    3.  Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
    4.  The Fray - Over My Head (Cable Car)
    5.  Hedley - Gunnin'
    6.  Backstreet Boys - Inconsolable
    7.  Justin Timberlake - What Goes Around....Comes Around
    8.  Kanye West - Stronger
    9.  Nelly Furtado - Promiscuous
    10. Sean Kingston - Beautiful Girls

    Top 10 Videos:

    1.  Fergie - Big Girls Don't Cry
    2.  Avril Lavigne - Girlfriend
    3.  Rihanna - Umbrella
    4.  Akon - Smack That
    5.  Justin Timberlake - What Goes Around....Comes Around
    6.  Gwen Stefani - The Sweet Escape
    7.  Justin Timberlake - Lovestoned/I Think She Knows
    8.  Pussycat Dolls - I Don't Need A Man
    9.  Britney Spears - Gimme More
    10. Timbaland - The Way I Are

    Top 10 Canadian Artists - based on video and audio streams on Yahoo!
    Music Canada:

    1.  Avril Lavigne
    2.  Nelly Furtado
    3.  Nickleback
    4.  Finger Eleven
    5.  Feist
    6.  Billy Talent
    7.  Hedley
    8.  K-Os
    9.  Keshia Chanté
    10. Bedouin Soundclash

    Top 10 Canadian Breakouts - based on video and audio streams on Yahoo!
    Music Canada:

    1.  Feist
    2.  illScarlett
    3.  City and Colour
    4.  Major Maker
    5.  Justin Nozuka
    6.  Faber Drive
    7.  Chromeo
    8.  Attack In Black
    9.  Social Code
    10. Pride Tiger

    International Breakouts - based on video and audio streams on Yahoo!
    Music Canada:

    1.  Sean Kingston
    2.  Plain White Ts
    3.  The Fray
    4.  Amy Winehouse
    5.  Lilly Allen
    6.  OneRepublic
    7.  Soulja Boy Tellem
    8.  MIKA
    9.  Lil Mama
    10. Colbie Caillat

    Top 10 Artist Searches on

    1.  Britney Spears
    2.  Avril Lavigne
    3.  Akon
    4.  Rihanna
    5.  Pussycat Dolls
    6.  Fergie
    7.  Beyoncé
    8.  Nelly Furtado
    9.  Justin Timberlake
    10. Jessica Simpson

    About Yahoo! Music Canada
    Yahoo! Music Canada ( offers users comprehensive
music-related content, features and information online, including a wide
selection of music videos, Internet radio, exclusive artist features and music
news covering all genres of music.

    About Yahoo! Canada
    Yahoo! Canada Co. is a leading Internet destination that provides online
products and services to meet the needs of Canadians and offers a range of
tools and marketing solutions for businesses to connect with Internet users.
Yahoo! Canada services Canadians in both English and in French through its
sites, and Yahoo! Canada is
headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.

    About Yahoo! Canada's Year In Review
    Now in its third year, the annual compilation of results is based on the
search habits of millions of Yahoo! Canada users, and provides unique insight
into consumer's interests and trends. In addition to its overall Top 10 artist
search results Yahoo! Canada also compiled the following Top 10 lists for a
variety of musical categories found below or at the Yahoo! Canada 2007 Top
Searches Web page at

For further information:

For further information: on Yahoo! Music Canada's Year in Review or to
arrange an interview with Andy West, please contact: Clive Hobson, Yahoo!
Canada, (416) 848-6184,; Teresa Pavlin,
Fleishman-Hillard Canada, (416) 645-3641,

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