Famous Canadian Pop Singers

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber
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Famous As: Singer
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

The Weeknd
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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 Celine Dion

Celine Dion
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Famous As: Singer
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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 4 Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes
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Famous As: Singer & Songwriter
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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 5 Shania Twain

Shania Twain
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Famous As: Singer Known for Her Album 'Come On Over'
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

Michael Bublé
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Famous As: Singer
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

Bryan Adams
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Famous As: Best Selling Pop, Pop-Rock Singer-Songwriter Of All Time
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.
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 8 Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Victoria, British Columbia, 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 Chad Kroeger

Chad Kroeger
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Famous As: Musician
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.

 10 Paul Anka

Paul Anka
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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.

 11 Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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

K. D. Lang
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Famous As: Canadian Pop and Country Singer-Songwriter
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.

 13 Claire Elise Boucher

Claire Elise Boucher
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Famous As: Musician
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.

 14 Jeon So-mi

Jeon So-mi
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 9, 2001
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ontario, Canada

 15 Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
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.

 16 Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara
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Famous As: Indie Pop Singers
Birthdate: September 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 17 Deryck Whibley

Deryck Whibley
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Famous As: Singer
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.

 18 René Angélil

René Angélil
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Famous As: Record Producers
Birthdate: January 16, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Died: January 14, 2016

René Angélil is best remembered as singer Céline Dion’s manager and, later, husband. Born to Syrian immigrants in Canada, he grew up to be a talent manager and music producer. He met Dion when she was 12 and he was 38, and began dating her when she was 20.

 19 Jessie Reyez

Jessie Reyez
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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. 

 20 Maisy Stella

Maisy Stella
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 13, 2003
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oshawa, Ontario

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.

 21 Lara Fabian

Lara Fabian
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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.

 22 Alannah Myles

Alannah Myles
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Best known for her Grammy-winning and Billboard-charting single Black Velvet, written in memory of Elvis Presley, Alannah Myles is the daughter of legendary Canadian broadcaster William Douglas Byles. She was later seen in Eurovision and also sang the Canadian national anthem at Toronto All-Star Game in 1991.

 23 Anjulie Persaud

Anjulie Persaud
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Famous As: Singer
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.

 24 Jonny Craig

Jonny Craig
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, best known as the former lead vocalist of bands Dance Gavin Dance, Emarosa, and Slaves
Birthdate: March 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Minot, North Dakota, United States

 25 Karen David

Karen David
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shillong, India

 26 Kiesza

Kiesza
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Famous As: Singer songwriter
Birthdate: January 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 27 Darren Espanto

Darren Espanto
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Famous As: Singer & Actor
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

 28 Cassie Steele

Cassie Steele
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Famous As: Actress and singer best known for portraying Manny Santos on Degrassi: The Next Generation and Abby Vargas on The L.A. Complex
Birthdate: December 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

 29 Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 8, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montreal

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.

 30 Ruth Berhe

Ruth Berhe
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: July 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta

 31 Bulow

Bulow
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 25, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

 32 Jann Arden

Jann Arden
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Famous As: Famous for her Signature Ballads, "Could I Be Your Girl" & "Insensitive"
Birthdate: March 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

 33 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.

 34 Marc Costanzo

Marc Costanzo
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Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: August 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

 35 Jane Child

Jane Child
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Famous As: Famous for Her Hit Single "Don't Wanna Fall in Love"
Birthdate: February 15, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 36 Serena Ryder

Serena Ryder
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Famous As: singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 37 Linda Chung

Linda Chung
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Famous As: Actress, Pop Singer
Birthdate: April 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Maple Ridge, Canada

 38 Priyanka

Priyanka
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Famous As: Television presenter, Drag queen
Birthdate: May 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whitby, Ontario, Canada

 39 Shawn Desman

Shawn Desman
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Famous As: Singer, Actor, Television Personality
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.

 40 Lido Pimienta

Lido Pimienta
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Famous As: Singer whose album La Papessa, won the $50,000 2017 Polaris Music Prize
Birthdate: 1986 AD
Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia

 41 France Joli

France Joli
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

 42 Tei Shi

Tei Shi
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Famous As: Indie pop star
Birthdate: October 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

 43 Corneille

Corneille
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Famous As: Canadian singer and songwriter
Birthdate: March 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Freiburg im Breisgau, West Germany

Apart from being a talented singer, Rwandan-Canadian performer Corneille is also a genocide survivor. He created his first music group at 16 and later soared to fame with the double-platinum album Parce qu’on vient de loin. He lost his parents and siblings in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

 44 Paulina Gretzky

Paulina Gretzky
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: December 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 45 Amy Sky

Amy Sky
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
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.

 46 Zion Kuwonu

Zion Kuwonu
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Famous As: Musical Artist
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.

 47 Christian Lalama

Christian Lalama
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Famous As: Pop Singer
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. 

 48 Sham Idrees

Sham Idrees
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Famous As: Musical Artist
Birthdate: October 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London

 49 Katrina Stuart

Katrina Stuart
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 20, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto

 50 Josh Bogert

Josh Bogert
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 16, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia

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.