Global Music Star MacKenzie Porter Smash Canadian Airplay Records With First Crossover Top 10 by Canadian Country Artist
MacKenzie‘s re-imagined version of her country #1, “These Days (Remix)”, has hit the Top 10 this week on the Mediabase Top 40 Airplay chart, making Porter the first Canadian country artist to land a crossover Top 10 since 2003 when Shania Twain’s “Up” earned the same recognition.
“These Days” has proven to be an incredible success for Porter. First landing at country radio in July 2019, the track has been on the airplay charts in both the U.S. and Canada for 12 non-consecutive months and earned Porter a second Canadian country #1 in December 2019. “These Days” was certified GOLD in Canada shortly following the release of “These Days (Remix)”, earlier this year.
The tracks’ release to Top 40 radio foreshadowed its success, as it received the most first week adds in Mediabase history for a Canadian pop debut, and has since amassed 3.3 million combined video streams and 50 million global streams.
“These Days (Remix)” has landed on notable playlists such as A-List Pop; Future Hits (Apple), Fresh Pop; Hot Singles (Amazon), Pop All Day, and Hot Hits Canada (Spotify).
With Porter and her “These Days” co-writers currently nominated for a 2020 CCMA Award (Songwriter(s) of the Year); plus her additional two 2020 CCMA Award nods (Fans’ Choice, Female Artist of the Year), “These Days” being added to 140 stations (64 pop, 39 CA country, 37 US) and with audience impressions growing north of 160 Million — it’s clear that Porter’s status has been cemented as Canada’s breakout star of 2020.