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-songwriter
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
Birthdate: February 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Scarborough

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.

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 3 Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes.
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Famous As: Singer & Songwriter
Birthdate: August 8, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, 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.

 4 Michael Bublé

Michael Buble.
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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.

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 5 Carly Rae Jepsen

Carly Rae Jepsen.
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Famous As: Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: November 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mission

Canadian singer, songwriter, and actress Carly Rae Jepsen has been active in show business since 2007. Interested in music from an early age, she pursued musical theatre at the Canadian College of Performing Arts. She held a series of odd jobs before getting a break as a singer and actress. She is the winner of three Juno Awards.

 6 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.

 7 Shania Twain

Shania Twain.
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Famous As: Singer
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.

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 8 K. D. Lang

K. D. Lang .
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: November 2, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta, 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.

 9 Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fort MacLeod, Canada

Joni Mitchell is one of the most popular Canadian singer-songwriters. Widely regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, her songs reflect her feelings about joy, romance, disillusionment, and confusion. Apart from being a musician, Joni is also a visual artist who designs most of her album covers. In fact, she calls herself a painter derailed by circumstance.  

 10 Luke Macfarlane

Luke Macfarlane.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada
Canadian actor Luke Macfarlane is best known for his performance as Scotty Wandell in Brothers & Sisters. He has appeared in countless Hallmark Christmas movies. Fans also loved him as RAC Agent D'avin Jaqobis in the sci-fi series Killjoys. He came out as gay in a newspaper interview.

 11 Paul Anka

Paul Albert Anka.
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: July 30, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario, 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.

 12 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.

 13 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.

 14 Vanity (Singer)

Vanity (Singer).
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, Canada
Died: February 15, 2016
Canadian entertainer Denise Katherine Matthews, better known by her pseudonym, Vanity, initially gained fame as part of the girl group Vanity 6, which delivered hits such as Nasty Girl. She also released solo albums and starred in films such as Action Jackson. She died of kidney failure at 57.

 15 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.

 16 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

 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 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. 

 19 Alannah Myles

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

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.

 20 Anne Murray

Anne Murray.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 20, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada
Canadian singer Anne Murray became the first Canadian female solo artist with No. 1 tracks on the American charts and the first to get a “gold” certification. The four-time Grammy-winning artist is best known for hits such as Snowbird and is part of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.

 21 Anjulie Persaud

Anjulie Persaud.
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Famous As: Pop Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: May 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oakville, Ontario

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.

 22 Karen David

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

 23 Kiesza

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

 24 Darren Espanto

Darren Espanto.
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Famous As: Singer
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

 25 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

 26 Ruth Berhe

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

 27 Martha Wainwright

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

 28 Bulow

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

 29 France Joli

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

 30 Paulina Gretzky

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

 31 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.

 32 Sham Idrees

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

 33 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. 

 34 Katrina Stuart

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

 35 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.

 36 Kirsten Collins

Kirsten Collins.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 27, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Calgary

 37 Hailey Reese

Hailey Reese.
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Birthdate: January 30, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cambridge, Ontario

 38 Amy Sky

Amy Sky
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: September 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 39 Jeon So-mi

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