Famous Canadian Record Producers

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 1 Drake

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: October 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Drake soared to fame with his performance as Jimmy Brooks in the series Degrassi: The Next Generation. He then became a rap sensation with his platinum album Thank Me Later and his Grammy-winning quadruple platinum album Take Care. His track In My Feelings went viral with the global Kiki Challenge.

 2 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.

 3 Tory Lanez

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brampton, Canada

Rapper, singer and songwriter, Tory Lanez’s debut studio album I Told You topped the charts in 2016. His subsequent albums, Memories Don't Die, Love Me Now, Chixtape 5 and Daystar were successful too. He was arrested once for violence and possessing a weapon. He has also been accused of shooting and wounding another rap artist, a charge Tory has denied.

 4 Deadmau5

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Famous As: DJ, Producer
Birthdate: January 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, Canada
Six-time Grammy-nominated Canadian electronic music artist and DJ Joel Thomas Zimmerman, better known as Deadmau5, soared to fame with his house music albums. He gained recognition for his collaborations with Steve Duda as part of the groups WTF? and BSOD. He also produced techno music under the pseudonym Testpilot.

 5 Kris Wu

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guangzhou, China
Chinese-Canadian actor/singer Wu Yifan, better known as Kris Wu, previously performed as part of the South Korean-Chinese boy band EXO. He has also had a successful solo career, with hits such as Good Kid, and has starred in films such as Mr. Six and XXX: Return of Xander Cage.

 6 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.

 7 Nav

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Navraj Singh Goraya, popularly known as Nav, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer. He achieved recognition when his song Myself went viral in 2016. Bad Habits, his second studio album, debuted at the top position on the US Billboard 200. He has also received criticism for using the word nigga in some of his songs like TTD.

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 8 PartyNextDoor

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mississauga, Canada

PartyNextDoor is a Canadian rapper, singer, and record producer. He grew up listening to rappers, such as Jodeci, Boyz II Men, Blackstreet, and 112 and was inspired to pursue a career in music. His first mixtape was a moderate hit. Since then, he has released a few albums and several singles. He has been nominated for the Grammy Awards twice. 

 9 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.

 10 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.

 11 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.

 12 David Foster

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Victoria, 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.

 13 Devin Townsend

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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 5, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Westminster, Canada

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. 

 14 Daniel Lanois

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

 15 Peaches

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 11, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, 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. 

 16 Ramin Karimloo

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

 17 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.

 18 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

Known for her music that showcases the issues of Native Americans, Canadian-American singer Buffy Sainte-Marie became the first person from any indigenous community to win an Oscar, with the song Up Where We Belong. She had also been blacklisted by many radio stations earlier due to her activism.

 19 Kaytranada

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

 20 MacKenzie Porter

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

 21 Murda Beatz

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Famous As: Record producer
Birthdate: February 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada

 22 Noah James Shebib

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Famous As: Record producer, Actor
Birthdate: March 31, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 23 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. 

 24 Boi-1da

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

 25 Bob Rock

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Famous As: Record producer well known as a producer for heavy metal bands such as Metallica and Mötley Crüe
Birthdate: April 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

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.

 26 Deborah Cox

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

 27 Frank Dukes

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 28 Shane Bunting

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: October 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Surrey, Canada

 29 Rezz

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

 30 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

The lead singer of the jazz-rock group Blood, Sweat & Tears, David Clayton-Thomas was initially a homeless kid who had run away from home and had even been jailed quite a few times. Best known for his composition Spinning Wheel, he was also named to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

 31 Chilly Gonzales

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Famous As: Grammy-winning Canadian musician, songwriter, and producer
Birthdate: March 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

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. 

 32 Nasri

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Famous As: Singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Birthdate: January 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 33 Melanie Fiona

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 4, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 34 Aldo Nova

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

 35 A-Trak

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Famous As: Disc jockey, Singer, Record producer, Composer, Musician, Entrepreneur, Recording artist
Birthdate: March 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

 36 Raine Maida

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

 37 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

 38 WondaGurl

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Famous As: Music producer who is known for having been discovered via Instagram
Birthdate: December 28, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Scarborough, Toronto, Canada

 39 Marc Costanzo

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

 40 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

 41 Illangelo

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

 42 Amir Esmailian

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Famous As: Co-founder of XO Records, Co-manager of The Weeknd
Birthdate: December 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

 43 Emilie-Claire Barlow

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Famous As: Singer and voice impersonator who has performed voices in a number of animated television shows like 6teen, Wayside, and Total Drama: All Stars
Birthdate: June 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

 44 Logan Mader

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

 45 Jim Vallance

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

 46 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.

 47 Killy

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: August 19, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 48 Tei Shi

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

 49 Kevin Drew

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

 50 Joel Plaskett

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