The Most Popular Canadian Song of 2016?

The Billboard Canadian Hot 100 year-end chart for 2016 tells us that the most popular Canadian song as judged by Canadians themselves was “Sorry” by Justin Bieber. It came out at the end of 2015 and was the second single off his Purpose album, so most of its chart success was in 2016. An interesting note is that most Canadians pronounce sorry as rhyming with story as opposed to starry, but Justin opted for the less common pronunciation when singing the song. Justin Bieber is from Stratford, Ontario and relatively quickly became a global teen sensation in 2009. To date, he has sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide. The Biebs holds a number of records, one of which is that he became the first artist to surpass 10 billion total video views on Vevo. So … let’s watch the music video for “Sorry” below which has racked up over 2 billion views to date.

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