Famous Canadian Pop Singers

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The pop culture of the world would be miser if you exclude Canadians from the list – that is the kind of influence Canadian pop stars have on the world pop music. Ask the gen next of today and listening to music cannot be complete unless one has heard Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Fefe Dobson or even Carly Rae Jepsen? But they are just a part of the huge Canadian pop music fraternity that the country boasts of. From Bryan Adams, winner of 20 Juno awards to Anne Murray the first Canadian female singer to reach the No.1 rank in US charts, Canada’s pop stars have been sensational and world renowned. They are best at their jobs and have made people groove to their tunes with their catchy music and heart-melting lyrics. Who can forget Amanda Marshall’s ‘Birmingham’, KD Lang’s ‘Constant Craving’, Paul Anka’s ‘Diana’, Robert Charlebois’ ‘Lindberg’ or Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart Will Go On’ that became some of the most successful singles of pop music? And then we have the queen of country pop Shania Twain, winner of seven Grammy awards, Alanis Morissette, one of the most influential recording artists of the 20th century, Joni Mitchell and boy band B4 all hailing from Canada. Explore this section and find out in details about the life, music and works of famous Canadian pop stars.
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Justin Bieber
(Singer-Songwriter and One of the Best-Selling Pop Music Artists of All Time)
Justin Bieber
314
Birthdate: March 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, Canada

Canadian singer and songwriter Justin Bieber was discovered via YouTube and subsequently went on to become a teen pop sensation. By age 25 he became the youngest solo artist to achieve seven number-one albums in the US. Bieber has received many accolades, including a Grammy Award. He’s also had his share of controversies and run-in with the law.

 2 
The Weeknd
(Best Known for Singles "Can't Feel My Face" and "The Hills")
The Weeknd
38
Birthdate: February 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

One of the most successful Canadian recording artists, singer-songwriter, the Weeknd, holds several chart records and has won numerous awards, including three Grammy Awards. Despite a difficult childhood marred by drug abuse and violence, he persevered and worked hard to emerge as a beloved music star. He is actively involved in philanthropy.

 3 
Shawn Mendes
(Pop Singer & Songwriter Known for His Debut Studio Album 'Handwritten')
Shawn Mendes
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Birthdate: August 8, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pickering, Canada

Canadian pop singer Shawn Mendes is known for catchy and soulful folk-pop songs. Stitches, Treat You Better, There's Nothing Holding Me Back, In My Blood, If I Can't Have You and Senorita are some of his popular and chartbuster songs. He was named by the Time Magazine in 2018 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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 4 
Celine Dion
(Canadian Singer Known for Her Songs: ‘My Heart Will Go On’ and ‘The Power of Love’)
Celine Dion
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Birthdate: March 30, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Charlemagne, Canada

Celine Dion is a Canadian singer renowned for her powerful voice. Having sold more than 200 million records worldwide, Dion is one of the best-selling singers ever. Widely regarded as one of the most influential pop singers of her generation, Celine Dion's works have inspired other popular singers, such as Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Katy Perry, and Ariana Grande.

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 5 
Shania Twain
(Singer Known for Her Album 'Come On Over')
Shania Twain
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Birthdate: August 28, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Windsor, Canada

Widely regarded as the Queen of Country Pop, Shania Twain is the best-selling female artist in the history of country music, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide. She is also one of the best-selling music artists ever. According to Billboard, Shania Twain is the 13th Greatest Music Video Female Solo Artist ever.

 6 
Michael Bublé
(Canadian Singer)
Michael Bublé
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Birthdate: September 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Burnaby, Canada

Michael Bublé is a Canadian record producer, singer, and songwriter. He gained international recognition after releasing his fourth studio album It's Time. Also known for his charity work, Michael Bublé was part of a charity concert where he pledged a donation of A$50,000 to those affected by the Black Saturday bushfires in Australia.

 7 
Bryan Adams
(Best Selling Pop, Pop-Rock Singer-Songwriter Of All Time)
Bryan Adams
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Birthdate: November 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kingston, Canada
Canadian rock guitarist and singer Bryan Adams, known for his cult classics Everything I Do and Summer of '69, has won 20 Juno Awards and a Grammy. The Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee is also an avid animal rights activist and a professional photographer who has held several exhibitions.
 8 
Nelly Furtado
(Canadian Singer and Songwriter Known for Her Singles: ‘I'm Like a Bird’ and ‘Turn Off the Light’)
Nelly Furtado
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Birthdate: December 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Victoria, Canada

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.

 9 
Paul Anka
(Known for His Signature Hit Songs "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head on My Shoulder")
Paul Anka
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Birthdate: July 30, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Paul Anka is a Canadian-American actor and singer-songwriter. As a songwriter, he has contributed to the success of popular musicians, such as Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, and Michael Jackson. He has also contributed to the theme of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Also known for his business ventures, Anka is credited with opening the popular restaurant and club, Jubilation.

 10 
Chad Kroeger
(Musician)
Chad Kroeger
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Birthdate: November 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hanna, Alberta, Canada
Chad Kroeger gained fame as the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Nickelback, delivering hit singles such as How You Remind Me and topping the Canadian charts. He later co-founded the band The Suits XL and also collaborated with major artists such as Santana and Avril Lavigne.
 11 
Sarah McLachlan
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Best-Selling Album “Surfacing”)
Sarah McLachlan
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Birthdate: January 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
Canadian singer Sarah Ann McLachlan is best known for her signature ballads and her bestselling album Surfacing. The three-time Grammy-winning and nine-time Juno-winning artist has also launched a free music school for disadvantaged youth and works against animal cruelty. She also launched the Lilith Fair, to promote female music artists.
 12 
K. D. Lang
(Canadian Pop and Country Singer-Songwriter)
K. D. Lang
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Birthdate: November 2, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada
Grammy-winning Canadian pop and country singer Kathryn Dawn Lang, better known as K.D. Lang, has delivered hits such as Constant Craving. She is openly lesbian and a champion for LGBT rights and animal rights. She performed at the 1988 Winter Olympics closing ceremony and the 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremony.
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Jeon So-mi
(Singer)
Jeon So-mi
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Birthdate: March 9, 2001
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ontario, Canada
 14 
Claire Elise Boucher
(Pop Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Album 'Visions')
Claire Elise Boucher
9
Birthdate: March 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Claire Elise Boucher is a musician whose music incorporates elements of various genres like electronic, hip-hop, and R&B, which reflects her hard-partying and volatile lifestyle; she once tried sailing down the Mississippi River in a houseboat built by her and a friend before the boat was impounded. Open about her drug use in the past, Boucher now advocates against hard drugs.

 15 
Tegan and Sara
(Indie Pop Singers)
Tegan and Sara
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Birthdate: September 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 16 
Alessia Cara
(Known for Her Singles "Here", "Stay" and "Scars to Your Beautiful")
Alessia Cara
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Birthdate: July 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brampton, Canada
Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Caracciolo is best known for her Billboard-charting hits such as Here and Scars to Your Beautiful. The Grammy-winning artist had initially gained fame through her acoustic covers on YouTube. She played a voice role in The Willoughbys. She also once claimed to be able to feel synesthesia.
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Jessie Reyez
(Singer-songwriter)
Jessie Reyez
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Birthdate: June 12, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jessie Reyez is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She started playing guitar as a child and soon began writing songs as well. She pursued a career in music after high school. Initially, she struggled a lot but was able to carve a niche for herself in a few years. She received the Juno Breakthrough Artist Award in 2018. 

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Deryck Whibley
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Birthdate: March 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Scarborough
Canadian singer Deryck Whibley, or Bizzy D, is best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and keyboardist of the rock band Sum 41. He made headlines for his marriage with Avril Lavigne and their subsequent split. He later launched a solo career and appeared in the movie Dirty Love.
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Maisy Stella
(Canadian Actress and Singer Known for Her TV Series ‘Nashville’)
Maisy Stella
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Birthdate: December 13, 2003
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oshawa, Canada

Canadian-American actor-singer and Nashville star Maisy Stella is a teen icon who has gained phenomenal success with her role of Daphne Conrad. She has also been part of the musical duo Lennon & Maisy, along with her sister Lennon Stella. The duo is popular on YouTube, too.

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Corey Hart
(Pop Singer Known for His Hit Singles 'Sunglasses at Night' and 'Never Surrender')
Corey Hart
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Birthdate: May 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Corey Hart is a Canadian singer-songwriter best known for his hit singles, Never Surrender and Sunglasses at Night. In a career spanning over 35 years, Hart has released successful albums like Boy in the Box which peaked at number one on the Canadian Albums Chart. He has been inducted into the Canada's Walk of Fame and Canada's Music Hall of Fame.

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Lara Fabian
(One of the Best-Selling Belgian Female Artists of All Time)
Lara Fabian
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Birthdate: January 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Etterbeek, Belgium

Lara Fabian is a Canadian-Belgian musician, singer, songwriter, and actress. One of the best-selling Belgian music artists ever, Fabian has sold more than 20 million records all over the world. Over the course of her career, she has won many prestigious awards, such as Félix Awards and World Music Awards.

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Anjulie Persaud
(Canadian Singer and Songwriter Best Known for Her Self-Titled Studio Album 'Anjulie')
Anjulie Persaud
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Birthdate: May 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oakville, Canada

Anjulie Persaud is a Canadian songwriter and singer best known for her collaboration with popular artists like Nicki Minaj, Diplo, Kelly Clarkson, Benny Benassi, and Zedd among others. Anjulie's music has been featured on popular networks, such as HBO, MTV, and NBC. In 2013, she received the Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year.

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Jonny Craig
(Singer-songwriter, best known as the former lead vocalist of bands Dance Gavin Dance, Emarosa, and Slaves)
Jonny Craig
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Birthdate: March 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Minot, North Dakota, United States
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Johnny Orlando
(Canadian Singer-Songwriter and Actor)
Johnny Orlando
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Birthdate: January 24, 2003
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ontario, Canada
Canadian vlogger and singer Johnny Orlando initially gained fame with his covers of artists such as Rihanna and Justin Bieber. Known for tracks such as Day and Night and Phobias, he was also part of Vh1 Quarantunes, a virtual live performance with songs inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic.
 25 
Cassie Steele
(Actress and singer best known for portraying Manny Santos on Degrassi: The Next Generation and Abby Vargas on The L.A. Complex)
Cassie Steele
3
Birthdate: December 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
 26 
Kiesza
(Singer songwriter)
Kiesza
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Birthdate: January 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 27 
Karen David
(Actress)
Karen David
4
Birthdate: April 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shillong, India
 28 
Darren Espanto
(Filipino-Canadian Singer, Actor, and Director)
Darren Espanto
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Birthdate: May 24, 2001
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Darren Espanto is a Filipino-Canadian actor and singer best known for his cover songs. He achieved popularity after appearing in the popular Philippine reality singing TV competition, The Voice Kids. Over the years, Darren Espanto has received several prestigious awards, such as Awit Awards, Box Office Entertainment Awards, Myx Music Awards, Wish Music Awards, and PMPC Star Awards for Music

 29 
Ruth Berhe
(Singer, Songwriter)
Ruth Berhe
3
Birthdate: July 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta
 30 
Martha Wainwright
(Critically-Acclaimed Folk Pop Singer-Songwriter)
Martha Wainwright
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Birthdate: May 8, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Born into a family of musicians, Canadian-American folk singer Martha Wainwright initially studied drama but later began her music career, performing at coffee-houses. She is talented songwriter, too and has performed as part of the duo known as the Wainwright Sisters, with her half-sister Lucy Wainwright Roche.

 31 
Jann Arden
(Famous for her Signature Ballads, "Could I Be Your Girl" & "Insensitive")
Jann Arden
3
Birthdate: March 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada
 32 
Bulow
(Singer)
Bulow
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Birthdate: December 25, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
 33 
Serena Ryder
(singer-songwriter)
Serena Ryder
3
Birthdate: December 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 34 
Jane Child
(Famous for Her Hit Single "Don't Wanna Fall in Love")
Jane Child
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Birthdate: February 15, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 35 
Marc Costanzo
(Singer, Musician)
Marc Costanzo
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Birthdate: August 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
 36 
Linda Chung
(Actress, Pop Singer)
Linda Chung
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Birthdate: April 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Maple Ridge, Canada
 37 
Massari
(singer, musician)
Massari
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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.

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Shawn Desman
(Singer, Actor, Television Personality)
Shawn Desman
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Birthdate: January 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Known for his friendly and calm demeanor, Canadian artist Shawn Fernandes, better known as Shawn Desman, has soared to fame with his singles such as Dum Da Dum and Nobody Does it Like You. The Juno Award winner had decided to be a singer at the tender age of 9.

 39 
Priyanka
(Television presenter, Drag queen)
Priyanka
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Birthdate: May 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whitby, Ontario, Canada
 40 
Lido Pimienta
(Singer whose album La Papessa, won the $50,000 2017 Polaris Music Prize)
Lido Pimienta
0
Birthdate: 1986 AD
Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia
 41 
France Joli
(Singer)
France Joli
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Birthdate: February 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
 42 
Tei Shi
(Indie pop star)
Tei Shi
1
Birthdate: October 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
 43 
Paulina Gretzky
1
Birthdate: December 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 44 
Amy Sky
(Singer, Songwriter)
Amy Sky
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Birthdate: September 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The daughter of renowned Canadian psychologist Dr. Sandy Shiner, Amy Sky was initially trained in the cello and began penning songs at age 13. Equipped with a degree in music theory and composition, the singer-songwriter has collaborated with artists such as Diana Ross and Jennifer Rush.

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Zion Kuwonu
(Musical Artist)
Zion Kuwonu
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Birthdate: June 29, 1999
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Musical artist

Zion Kuwonu had begun posting his videos on Instagram back in 2014 and now has over 560 thousand followers on the platform. He later soared to fame as part of the five-member band PRETTYMUCH. The Canadian-American pop singer has also been part of the Awesomeness TV program The Carpe Life.

 46 
Christian Lalama
(Pop Singer)
Christian Lalama
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Birthdate: August 25, 2003
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St.Catharines, Ontario

Christian Lalama is a Canadian singer, multi-instrumentalist, and performer who started performing along with the popular Kid Mitchell Band when he was just 10 years old. Since then, he has created his own music by incorporating elements of pop and R&B. He has also  released a couple of singles by signing a deal with Atlantic Records. 

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Sham Idrees
(Musical Artist)
Sham Idrees
0
Birthdate: October 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London
 48 
Katrina Stuart
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Birthdate: September 20, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto
 49 
Josh Bogert
(Canadian Actor, Musician and Singer-Songwriter)
Josh Bogert
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Birthdate: August 16, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Josh Bogert is a Canadian actor best known for playing the role of Miles in the Canadian drama series Backstage. Created by Lara Azzopardi and Jennifer Pertsch, Backstage is about a performing arts high school. Also known for his skills as a musician, Bogert has performed in venues like Toronto's Budweiser Stage, Halifax's Scotiabank Centre, and Ottawa's Canadian Tire Centre.

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Kirsten Collins
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Birthdate: March 27, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Calgary