Canada has been inhabited by the aborigines, French and English and their culture is an amalgamation of the three. Similar to their culture and traditions, the Canadian music is also influenced by the three communities. Each aboriginal community had developed a distinct style of music but the Chanting tradition which used a variety of hand-made instruments became quite popular. Eventually as the French colonies began to settle in the country, the music evolved to incorporate the classic fiddle playing style and the musicians began to use instruments such as violins, guitars, drums, flutes and trumpets. After the great depression the music moved towards a more popular culture and thus came into being Canadian jazz and Canadian rock. Pianist Oscar Peterson and singer Hank Snow were some of the greatest musicians of that era. The country has also produced some great rock musicians like Neil young and Leonard Cohen. The great legacy of the country’s music is carried forward by the musicians like Bryan Adams, Nelly Furtado, Shania Twain and Celine Dion. Here we present to you a collection of biographies on some of most the famous Canadian musicians. Read on to know more about their life stories, timeline and achievements. You will also find some interesting facts and trivia about these personalities.
Shawn MendesShawn Mendes
08 August 1998
Singer & Songwriter
The WeekndThe Weeknd
16 February 1990
Singer

Claire Elise BoucherClaire Elise Boucher
17 March 1988
Record Producer

David FosterDavid Foster
01 November 1949
Musician

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne
27 September 1984
Singer-songwriter

Paul Albert AnkaPaul Anka
30 July 1941
Singer, Songwriter
Shania TwainShania Twain
28 August 1965
Singer

Michael BubleMichael Bublé
09 September 1975
Singer

Neil YoungNeil Young
12 November 1945
Singer-Songwriter
Alanis MorisetteAlanis Morisette
01 June 1974
American-Canadian singer-songwriter

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
21 September 1934
Singer-songwriter
Luke MacfarlaneLuke Macfarlane
19 January 1980
Actor

Cory MonteithCory Monteith
11 May 1982
Actor

Bryan AdamsBryan Adams
05 November 1959
Singer

Neal PeartNeil Peart
12 September 1952
Musician, Songwriter

Gordon LightfootGordon Lightfoot
17 November 1938
Singer, Songwriter
Chad KroegerChad Kroeger
15 November 1974
Musician

Carly Rae JepsenCarly Rae Jepsen
21 November 1985
Singer, Musician, Songwriter

Robbie RobertsonRobbie Robertson
05 July 1943
Guitarist

K. D. Lang K. D. Lang
02 November 1961
Singer, Songwriter
Deadmau5Deadmau5
05 January 1981
DJ

Sarah McLachlanSarah McLachlan
28 January 1968
Singer-songwriter
Geddy LeeGeddy Lee
29 July 1953
 

Deryck WhibleyDeryck Whibley
21 March 1980
Singer

Diana KrallDiana Krall
16 November 1964
Jazz Pianist
Mac DeMarcoMac DeMarco
30 April 1990
Singer

Brett DierBrett Dier
14 February 1990
Actor
Cindy BreakspeareCindy Breakspeare
24 October 1954
Miss World 1976

PeachesPeaches
11 November 1968
Musician

Alannah MylesAlannah Myles
25 December 1958
Singer
PartyNextDoorPartyNextDoor
03 July 1993
Singer

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Adam GontierAdam Gontier
25 May 1978
Singer
Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson
15 August 1925
Jazz Pianist

Coyote ShiversCoyote Shivers
24 September 1965
Actor

Edison Chen Edison Chen
07 October 1980
Actor, Singer, Record Producer

Geneviève CastréeGeneviève Castrée
09 April 1981
Canadian Cartoonist
Chantal KreviazukChantal Kreviazuk
18 May 1974
Canadian singer-songwriter

Shane HarteShane Harte
28 November 1996
Actor

Jahkoy PalmerJahkoy Palmer
23 March 1994
Singer

Aaron FunkAaron Funk
11 January 1975
Electronic Musician
Hailey ReeseHailey Reese
30 January 1996
Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Noah ReidNoah Reid
30 April 1987
Actor

Alan ThickeAlan Thicke
01 March 1947
Actor, Songwriter, Composer, Television presenter,

Victor GarberVictor Garber
16 March 1949
Television actor, Film actor, Singer, Musician,

René AngélilRené Angélil
16 January 1942
Record Producers
Denny DohertyDenny Doherty
29 November 1940
Singer, Composer, Songwriter, Actor

Jessica LowndesJessica Lowndes
08 November 1988
Actress
Ramin KarimlooRamin Karimloo
19 September 1978
Actor

k.d. langk.d. lang
02 November 1961
Singer-Songwriter

Amy Jo JohnsonAmy Jo Johnson
06 October 1970
Actress
Paul ShafferPaul Shaffer
28 November 1949
Musician

Rufus WainwrightRufus Wainwright
22 July 1973
Singer
Howard ShoreHoward Shore
18 October 1946
Composer, Conductor, Film score composer

Rick DankoRick Danko
29 December 1943
Musician

Glenn GouldGlenn Gould
25 September 1932
Pianist

Devin TownsendDevin Townsend
05 May 1972
Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter, Record

Nardwuar the Human ServietteNardwuar the Human Serviette
05 July 1968
Singer, Radio personality, Journalist
Nicole AppletonNicole Appleton
07 December 1974
Actor, Singer

Alex LifesonAlex Lifeson
27 August 1953
Composer, Guitarist

Buffy Sainte-MarieBuffy Sainte-Marie
20 February 1941
Actor, Singer-songwriter, Visual artist, Record

Leon RedboneLeon Redbone
26 August 1949
Singer, Jazz musician, Jazz guitarist, Songwriter
Jacqueline MacInnes WoodJacqueline MacInnes Wood
17 April 1987
Actress

Adnan SamiAdnan Sami
15 August 1971
Singer
Richard ManuelRichard Manuel
03 April 1943
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist, Musician

Deanna DurbinDeanna Durbin
04 December 1921
Actor, Singer, Musician, Opera singer, Film actor

Jessie ReyezJessie Reyez
12 June 1991
Singer-songwriter
Gordon DownieGordon Downie
06 February 1964
 

MacKenzie PorterMacKenzie Porter
29 January 1990
Actress
Christophe BeckChristophe Beck
30 November 1972
composer, film score composer

Alissa White-GluzAlissa White-Gluz
31 July 1985
Vocalist

SnowDarrin Kenneth O'Brien
30 October 1969
musician, singer
Jann ArdenJann Arden
27 March 1962
Street artist, Singer, Film producer, Television

Melissa Auf der MaurMelissa Auf der Maur
17 March 1972
Singer-songwriter, Photographer, Film producer,
KaytranadaKaytranada
25 August 1992
DJ

Cassie SteeleCassie Steele
02 December 1989
Actor, Singer, Musician

Paul GrossPaul Gross
30 April 1959
Actor

Andy KimAndy Kim
05 December 1946
Singer, Songwriter
FeistFeist
13 February 1976
singer-songwriter, actor, singer
Sophie SimmonsSophie Simmons
07 July 1992
Singer

Rainbow Sun FrancksRainbow Sun Francks
03 December 1979
Actor

Garth HudsonGarth Hudson
02 August 1937
Pianist, Musician

Jonny CraigJonny Craig
26 March 1986
Singer
Les StroudLes Stroud
20 October 1961
Musician

Randy BachmanRandy Bachman
27 September 1943
Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter

BellyBelly
07 April 1984
rapper

Loreena McKennittLoreena McKennitt
17 February 1957
Singer, Composer, Pianist, Musician, Songwriter

Burton CummingsBurton Cummings
31 December 1947
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Songwriter,
Rick GenestRick Genest
07 August 1985
Artist

TamiaTamia
09 May 1975
Singer, Musician, Actor, Model
Long John BaldryLong John Baldry
12 January 1941
Actor

Terri ClarkTerri Clark
05 August 1968
Singer
Bob RockBob Rock
19 April 1954
Bassist, Engineer, Audio engineer, Musician,
Don FrancksDon Francks
28 February 1932
Actor