Introducing Country Artists – MacKenzie Porter – ‘These Days’
“These Days” has proven to be an incredible success for Porter; the track has now been on the airplay charts in both the US and Canada for 12 non-consecutive months, and earned Porter a second Canadian #1 in December 2019, before being certified Gold in Canada earlier this year.
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The track’s remix (listen here) received the most first week radio adds in Mediabase history for a Canadian pop debut, and has since amassed 3.3+ million combined video streams and50+ million global streams, landing on notable playlists such as A-List Pop; Future Hits (Apple), Fresh Pop; Hot Singles (Amazon), Pop All Day and Hot Hits Canada (Spotify). Additionally, she is the first Canadian artist to land a country/pop crossover Top 10 on the Mediabase Top 40 airplay chart since 2003, when Shania Twain’s “Up” earned the same recognition.
Earlier this summer, the 3x 2020 CCMA Award nominee scored a historic ‘three-peat’, as her track “Seeing Other People” became her third consecutive country #1. The song’s remarkable success made Porter the second Canadian female in history to have three consecutive country #1s, another record previously held by Shania Twain (1998).
To date, Porter’s catalogue has amassed over 80 Million streams, and her tracks have held spots on the largest streaming playlists around the world such as Hot Country (Spotify), Today’s Hits, A-List Pop (Apple), Fresh Pop, Hot Singles (Amazon), and Hot Hits Canada (Spotify).
ABOUT MACKENZIE PORTER: Singer-songwriter MacKenzie Porter is a rising Country talent whose sound knows no borders. Signed to Big Loud Records, Porter is surging now with an arsenal of new music produced by Joey Moi (Jake Owen, Morgan Wallen). Since moving to Nashville in 2014 from her native Canada, she’s developed a radiant Country style which threads the needle between traditional heart and modern energy, often collaborating with songwriting mainstays like Nicolle Galyon, Craig Wiseman, Natalie Hemby, and Tommy English. Her “mesmerizing vocals and hook-driven songs” (Billboard) have sparked a list of headline-worthy accolades, including multiple Canadian Country Music Award nominations — 4X Female Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Fans’ Choice — as well as a previous JUNO Award nomination for Country Album of the Year. Making her mark, Porter became the first female artist to have three back-to-back #1 singles at Canadian Country radio in 22 years with “About You,” “These Days” and “Seeing Other People” in early 2020, following Shania Twain in 1998. Porter also earned her first crossover Top 10 at Canadian pop-radio — a first since 2003 for a Canadian female country artist — with “These Days (Remix).” She’s toured extensively on her own, sharing the stage with Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Chris Lane, Blake Shelton and Dallas Smith, and also co-starred in the Netflix series, “Travelers.”