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

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne

27 September 1984

The WeekndThe Weeknd

16 February 1990

Michael BubleMichael Bublé

09 September 1975

Bryan AdamsBryan Adams

05 November 1959

Neil YoungNeil Young

12 November 1945

David FosterDavid Foster

01 November 1949

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen

21 September 1934

Cory MonteithCory Monteith

11 May 1982

Carly Rae JepsenCarly Rae Jepsen

21 November 1985

Chad KroegerChad Kroeger

15 November 1974

Deadmau5Deadmau5

05 January 1981

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Paul Albert AnkaPaul Anka

30 July 1941

Sarah McLachlanSarah McLachlan

28 January 1968

Gordon LightfootGordon Lightfoot

17 November 1938

Mac DeMarcoMac DeMarco

30 April 1990

Deryck WhibleyDeryck Whibley

21 March 1980

Geddy LeeGeddy Lee

29 July 1953

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Neal PeartNeil Peart

12 September 1952

Robbie RobertsonRobbie Robertson

05 July 1943

Diana KrallDiana Krall

16 November 1964

Adam GontierAdam Gontier

25 May 1978

PartyNextDoorPartyNextDoor

03 July 1993

Geneviève CastréeGeneviève Castrée

09 April 1981

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Edison Chen Edison Chen

07 October 1980

Coyote ShiversCoyote Shivers

24 September 1965

Cindy BreakspeareCindy Breakspeare

24 October 1954

Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson

15 August 1925

Alannah MylesAlannah Myles

25 December 1958

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Shane HarteShane Harte

28 November 1996

K. D. Lang K. D. Lang

02 November 1961

Alanis MorisetteAlanis Morisette

01 June 1974

Aaron FunkAaron Funk

11 January 1975

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Hailey ReeseHailey Reese

30 January 1996

Celine DionCeline Dion

30 March 1968

Alanis MorissetteAlanis Morissette

01 June 1974

Alan ThickeAlan Thicke

01 March 1947

Victor GarberVictor Garber

16 March 1949

Devin TownsendDevin Townsend

05 May 1972

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Jann ArdenJann Arden

27 March 1962

Natalie AppletonNatalie Appleton

14 May 1973

SnowSnow

30 October 1969

Glenn GouldGlenn Gould

25 September 1932

Denny DohertyDenny Doherty

29 November 1940

Nicole AppletonNicole Appleton

07 December 1974

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Alex LifesonAlex Lifeson

27 August 1953

TamiaTamia

09 May 1975

Jessica LowndesJessica Lowndes

08 November 1988

Randy BachmanRandy Bachman

27 September 1943

Rick DankoRick Danko

29 December 1942

Howard ShoreHoward Shore

18 October 1946

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Melissa Auf der MaurMelissa Auf der Maur

17 March 1972

Burton CummingsBurton Cummings

31 December 1947

Jonny CraigJonny Craig

26 March 1986

Richard ManuelRichard Manuel

03 April 1943

Buffy Sainte-MarieBuffy Sainte-Marie

20 February 1941

Loreena McKennittLoreena McKennitt

17 February 1957

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Jon LajoieJon Lajoie

21 August 1980

Bob RockBob Rock

19 April 1954

Boi-1daBoi-1da

12 October 1986

Emily HainesEmily Haines

25 January 1974

Fefe DobsonFefe Dobson

28 February 1985

Long John BaldryLong John Baldry

12 January 1941

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Gino VannelliGino Vannelli

16 June 1952

Garth HudsonGarth Hudson

02 August 1937

James LaBrieJames LaBrie

05 May 1963

Mylène FarmerMylène Farmer

12 September 1961

Dave BakshDave Baksh

26 July 1980

Alice GlassAlice Glass

23 August 1988

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Steven PageSteven Page

22 June 1970

John RutseyJohn Rutsey

23 July 1953

Tom CochraneTom Cochrane

14 May 1953

Les StroudLes Stroud

20 October 1961

Josh RamsayJosh Ramsay

11 June 1985

Lawrence GowanLawrence Gowan

22 November 1956

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Terry JacksTerry Jacks

29 March 1944

Steve JoczSteve Jocz

23 July 1981

Régine ChassagneRégine Chassagne

18 August 1977