I don't pay attention to how charts work, but yeah it probably takes less sales. There's only around 35 million people living in Canada while there's 313 million in your country. He is pretty big up here too though, I saw him last February and he sold out a venue that holds 2000, something most bands I listen to can't do.
And sucks that you guys can't listen to this, I know he's a proud Canadian, but it seems strange that there's no US stream, haha.
in Canada to go platinum you only need 80,000 record sales.