Umbrella by Rihanna was The first #1 on the revamped Canadian Hot 100

Umbrella by Rihanna was The first #1 on the revamped Canadian Hot 100

Before Billboard took control of the Canadian singles chart in 2007, the #1 song was Nine Inch Nails’ “Survivalism” – the fifth rock-oriented #1 that year. The first #1 on the revamped Canadian Hot 100 was “Umbrella” by Rihanna. Not a single rock song has hit #1 since.

The Canadian Hot 100 debuted in the Billboard issue dated June 16, 2007

and was made available for the first time via their online services on June 7, 2007.[3] With this launch, it marked the first time that Billboard created a Hot 100 chart for a country outside the United States. Billboard charts manager Geoff Mayfield announced the premiere of the chart, explaining “”the new Billboard Canadian Hot 100 will serve as the definitive measure of Canada’s most popular songs, continuing our magazine’s longstanding tradition of using the most comprehensive resources available to provide the world’s most authoritative music charts.””

In 2007, eight singles topped the Canadian Hot 100. Timbaland’s “”Apologize””, featuring OneRepublic, was the longest-running chart-topping single of 2007; it was the number-one single for the last nine weeks of 2007, and the first four weeks in 2008. The song was also the longest-running chart-topping single since the formation of the Canadian Hot 100 until 2009, when The Black Eyed Peas surpassed the record with “”I Gotta Feeling””. Rihanna’s “”Umbrella”” stayed at number one for four straight weeks, while Fergie’s “”Big Girls Don’t Cry””, Timbaland’s “”The Way I Are””, Plain White T’s’ “”Hey There Delilah””, and Kanye West’s “”Stronger”” stayed at number one for three weeks; the latter two were non-consecutive. Timbaland was the only artist to have earned two number-one singles in 2007, and his singles were number-one for a combined 12 weeks”

The Canadian Hot 100 debuted in the Billboard issue dated June 16, 2007