SOCAN presented five SOCAN No. 1 Song Awards at the 2021 edition of the Osheaga Festival in Montréal, held Oct. 1-3: one award each to Ruby Waters, JJ Wilde, and bülow, and two to Charlotte Cardin – all of whom played standout sets at the once again “live-and-in-person” event.

Ruby Waters earned her SOCAN No. 1 Song Award for “Blow,” co-written with Sam Willows and Terry Sawchuck, which reached the top of the CBC Music Top 20 on May 13, 2021.

JJ Wilde took home the hardware for “Mercy,” co-written with Brett Emmons, which scaled the peak of the Nielsen BDS Modern Rock chart twice, on both March 1st and April 19, 2021.

bülow accepted her plaque for “Revolver,” co-written with professional songwriters Lowell, Nathan Ferraro, and Mike Wise, and published by Hyvecity Music, which attained the zenith of the CBC Music Top 20 on July 22, 2021.

Charlotte Cardin won two No. 1 Song Awards, one each for “Meaningless” and “Daddy,” both co-written with her frequent collaborators  Jason Brando and Marc-André Gilbert. There were two co-writers on “Daddy,” Mathieu Sénéchal and Marco Nicodemo, while Cardin’s publisher, on all of her songs, is Red Brick Music Publishing. “Daddy” topped the CBC Music Top 20 on March 4, 2021, and “Meaningless” reached No. 1 on the CBC Music Top 20 on April 20, 2021, and  the Top Radio Correspondents Anglophone chart on May 17, 2021.

Presenting the awards on behalf of SOCAN were our Chief Membership Officer Jean-Christian Céré; Manager, A&R, Melissa Cameron-Passley; and A&R Executives Racquel Villagante (Los Angeles) and Sara Dendane (Montréal). Also attending for SOCAN were Paroles & Musique online magazine Editor Eric Parazelli and Communications and Marketing Generalist Marie-Michèle Bouchard.

SOCAN congratulates our members on these great accomplishments!