Famous Canadian Hip Hop Singers

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 1 Drake

Drake
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: October 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Drake soared to fame with his performance as Jimmy Brooks in the series Degrassi: The Next Generation. He then became a rap sensation with his platinum album Thank Me Later and his Grammy-winning quadruple platinum album Take Care. His track In My Feelings went viral with the global Kiki Challenge.

 2 Tory Lanez

Tory Lanez
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Rapper, singer and songwriter, Tory Lanez’s debut studio album I Told You topped the charts in 2016. His subsequent albums, Memories Don't Die, Love Me Now, Chixtape 5 and Daystar were successful too. He was arrested once for violence and possessing a weapon. He has also been accused of shooting and wounding another rap artist, a charge Tory has denied.

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 3 Kris Wu

Kris Wu
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guangzhou, China
Chinese-Canadian actor/singer Wu Yifan, better known as Kris Wu, previously performed as part of the South Korean-Chinese boy band EXO. He has also had a successful solo career, with hits such as Good Kid, and has starred in films such as Mr. Six and XXX: Return of Xander Cage.

 4 Steve-O

Steve-O
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wimbledon, London

British-born American comedian and TV personality, Steve-O, gained international fame with his performance stunts in the TV series Jackass. Following a nomadic childhood, he graduated from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College and began his career as a clown. He eventually started appearing on TV shows and became popular.

 5 Nav

Nav
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Famous As: Hip-hop Artist
Birthdate: November 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario

Navraj Singh Goraya, popularly known as Nav, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer. He achieved recognition when his song Myself went viral in 2016. Bad Habits, his second studio album, debuted at the top position on the US Billboard 200. He has also received criticism for using the word nigga in some of his songs like TTD.

 6 Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado
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Birthdate: December 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Victoria

Nelly Furtado is a Portuguese-Canadian record producer and singer-songwriter. Known for her constant reinvention and musical versatility, Furtado is one of the most successful musical artists from Canada, having sold more than 40 million records. Her work has also inspired fellow musicians like Dua Lipa and Bridgit Mendler. Also a philanthropist, Furtado is a member of Artists Against Racism charity.

 7 Darrin Kenneth O'Brien

Darrin Kenneth O'Brien
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Famous As: Canadian reggae musician, rapper and singer
Birthdate: October 30, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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 8 Peaches

Peaches
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 11, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Canadian musician Merrill Nisker was fighting thyroid cancer in 2000, when she suddenly changed her name to Peaches and worked on a phenomenal album named The Teaches of Peaches. The queer singer has gained followers for her gender-oriented lyrics and her sexual gestures during her stage performances. 

 9 Jazzy B

Jazzy B
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Durgapur, Punjab, India

Known as the Crown Prince of Bhangra, Jazzy B is an Indo-Canadian singer and songwriter, who has been releasing numerous albums, singles, soundtracks and duo collaborations since late 1990s.  Winner of several Brit Asia TV Music Awards and PTC Punjabi Music Awards, he has also appeared in several films, mostly as himself, and owns his own clothing, B Jazzy.

 10 Tommy Genesis

Tommy Genesis
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

A self-proclaimed fetish rapper, Tommy Genesis is considered an underground icon, who prefers to let her art speak for itself. Beginning her journey in 2015 with the release of her debut mixtape, she now has two studio albums and significant number of singles to her credit. Also a successful visual artist and model, she also appeared at many fashion shows.

 11 Massari

Massari
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Famous As: singer, musician
Birthdate: December 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

Known for his unique style which has been greatly influenced by Middle Eastern melodies,  Lebanese-Canadian singer and composer Massari began his journey in early 2000s, incorporating in his music, elements of R&B, pop and hip hop, winning several awards and nominations for that. Fluent in English French and Arabic, he has also been highly influenced by Syrian singer George Wassouf.

 12 Jahkoy Palmer

Jahkoy Palmer
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A big fan of William Shakespeare, R&B singer and rapper Jahkoy Palmer began composing poems and turning them into raps by the age of eleven and debuted on stage at thirteen, performing in numerous events across Toronto before releasing his first mixtape at nineteen. Currently a popular star, he now focuses more on singing than on rapping.