Famous Canadian Record Producers

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 1 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.

 2 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.

 3 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.

 4 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.

 5 David Foster

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Canadian musician, composer, and arranger David Foster is a prominent figure in the international music scene and has worked with the likes of  Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, and Madonna. The winner of 16 Grammy Awards, he has also been nominated for the Academy Awards thrice. He launched the David Foster Foundation to help sick children.

 6 Alanis Morisette

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Alanis Morisette is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter and actress. Renowned for her mezzo-soprano voice, Morisette has been named by Rolling Stone as the Queen of Alt-Rock Angst. A recipient of 13 Juno Awards and seven Grammy Awards, Morisette has released several successful albums, including Jagged Little Pill, which was named in Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.

 7 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.

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 8 Devin Townsend

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Famous As: Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter, Record producer
Birthdate: May 5, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vancouver

Devin Townsend is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. He is the founder of the extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad. For several years, he was its primary songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist. He also has an extensive career as a solo artist and has more than 25 albums to his name. He suffers from depression and bipolar disorder. 

 9 Daniel Lanois

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Famous As: Record producer
Birthdate: September 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hull, Gatineau, Canada

 10 Peaches

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 11, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Canadian musician Merrill Nisker was fighting thyroid cancer in 2000, when she suddenly changed her name to Peaches and worked on a phenomenal album named The Teaches of Peaches. The queer singer has gained followers for her gender-oriented lyrics and her sexual gestures during her stage performances. 

 11 Buffy Sainte-Marie

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Famous As: Actor, Singer-songwriter, Visual artist, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: February 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Piapot, Canada

 12 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.

 13 Edison Chen

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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Record Producer
Birthdate: October 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vancouver

Known as a "bad boy" once, Canadian-born Hong Kong actor/singer Edison Chen is now a doting dad to his daughter with his Chinese model wife Qin Shupei. The actor who has appeared in films such as the Infernal Affairs trilogy, was part of a nude photo scandal back in 2008.

 14 Kaytranada

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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: August 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

 15 Ramin Karimloo

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 19, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

 16 Jon Lajoie

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Famous As: Actor, Guitarist, Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer, Music video director, Film actor
Birthdate: August 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal

 17 MacKenzie Porter

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

 18 Loreena McKennitt

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Morden, Canada

Loreena McKennitt is a Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her music is infused with Celtic and Middle Eastern influences. As a singer, she is known for her refined and clear soprano vocals. She has sold over 14 million records worldwide and is the recipient of several awards, including the Western Canadian Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award. 

 19 Melissa Auf der Maur

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Photographer, Film producer, Musician, Blogger, Actor, Singer, Guitarist, Model, Record producer
Birthdate: March 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montreal

 20 Boi-1da

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Famous As: Music executive, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: October 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kingston

 21 Rezz

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Famous As: Disc jockey
Birthdate: March 28, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ukraine

 22 Deborah Cox

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

 23 Bob Rock

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Famous As: Bassist, Engineer, Audio engineer, Musician, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: April 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vancouver

Grammy Award-winning Canadian sound engineer and music producer Robert Jens Rock, or Bob Rock, has not just worked with bands such as Metallica and Aerosmith, but has also composed for films such as Mission: Impossible II and St. Elmo's Fire. He is part of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

 24 A-Trak

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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: March 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montreal,Quebec, Canada

 25 David Clayton-Thomas

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer
Birthdate: September 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingston upon Thames

 26 Aldo Nova

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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Record producer
Birthdate: November 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montreal

 27 Chilly Gonzales

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Famous As: Pianist, Record producer, Composer, Film score composer
Birthdate: March 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montreal

Chilly Gonzales is the stage name of Jason Charles Beck, a Canadian musician, songwriter, and producer. A versatile personality, he works in a range of musical genres, including rap, pop, and classical music. He embarked on a career in music as a young man and established himself in the field within a few years. He is a Grammy Award winner. 

 28 Kim Mitchell

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Famous As: Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Record producer
Birthdate: July 10, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sarnia

 29 Richie Hawtin

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Famous As: Record producer, Club DJ, Composer, Disc jockey, Musician
Birthdate: June 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Banbury

 30 Raine Maida

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 31 Marc Costanzo

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Famous As: Guitarist, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: August 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal

 32 Illangelo

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Famous As: Songwriter, Record producer, Musician, Composer
Birthdate: July 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo

 33 Jane Child

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Famous As: Singer, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: February 15, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toronto

 34 Logan Mader

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Famous As: Record producer, Guitarist, Composer
Birthdate: November 16, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montreal

 35 Emilie-Claire Barlow

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Famous As: Singer, Jazz musician, Music arranger, Record producer, Actor
Birthdate: June 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toronto

 36 Jim Vallance

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Famous As: Composer, Songwriter, Record producer
Birthdate: May 31, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chilliwack

 37 Bruce Fairbairn

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Famous As: Musician, Engineer, Audio engineer, Trumpeter, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: December 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vancouver
Died: May 17, 1999
Bruce Fairbairn was a Canadian musician and international record producer whose style was notable for introducing dynamic horn arrangements into rock music productions. A classically trained trumpet player, Fairbairn gave many hits like Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet, Big Ones, Loverboy’s albums among others. He also established Little Mountain Sound Studios in Vancouver.

 38 Kevin Drew

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Famous As: Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer
Birthdate: September 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto

 39 Joel Plaskett

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Famous As: Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer
Birthdate: April 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lunenburg

 40 Hayden

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Thornhill, Canada

 41 Hawksley Workman

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Record producer, Actor
Birthdate: March 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Huntsville

 42 Jahkoy Palmer

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 43 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.

 44 Cirkut

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Famous As: Record Producer
Birthdate: April 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

 45 MoSS

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Birthdate: 0000 AD

 46 Greg Keelor

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: August 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Inverness County, Nova Scotia, Canada