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Justin Bieber & Daniel Caesar Are First Canadians to Team Up For a Hot 100 No. 1

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Justin Bieber, "Peaches"

'Peaches' also moves Bieber closer to Drake's record for the most leaders among Canadian artists.

Peaches are fairly synonymous with Georgia, as Justin Bieber reinforces in his new Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 of the same name, but the song makes for historic sweet success this week for Canada.

As "Peaches" debuts atop the Hot 100 (dated April 3), the song is the chart's first No. 1 by two soloists from Canada: Bieber and featured artist Daniel Caesar, both from Ontario. (Giveon, also featured on the song, is from the United States.)

Not that Canadians are unfamiliar with the Hot 100's northernmost spot. "Peaches" is Bieber's seventh No. 1 on the chart, lifting him to within one of Drake's record among Canadian acts. Drake notched his eighth leader just two weeks earlier with the No. 1 launch of "What's Next."

Canadians With the Most Hot 100 No. 1s
8, Drake
7, Justin Bieber
5, The Weeknd
4, Bryan Adams
4, Celine Dion
3, Nelly Furtado
2, Paul Anka

In October 2015, Billboard reported on Canada's notable chart heights at the time. And that was when Drake had so far earned one No. 1, and not as a lead artist; The Weeknd had tallied his first two toppers; and Bieber had led for the first time, with "What Do You Mean?" In the five-plus years since, the trio has passed Bryan Adams and Celine Dion for the most No. 1s among Canadians in the Hot 100's 62-year history.

"Canada has always had a strong hip-hop scene," Canadian broadcaster Bob Willette noted in 2015. "But, really, Drake [blew] things up for everyone."

Willette also reflected on Adams and Dion's U.S. chart fortunes, musing, "The '90s had Alanis Morissette and Shania Twain, and you can throw Barenaked Ladies in there, too. Great Canadian acts have been around all along."

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