Famous Canadian Rhythm & Blues Singers

Find out more about the greatest Canadian Rhythm & Blues Singers, including Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara, Nelly Furtado, Natalie Appleton and Nikki Yanofsky.

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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Justin Bieber
(Singer-Songwriter and One of the Best-Selling Pop Music Artists of All Time)

Justin Bieber
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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.

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The Weeknd
(Best Known for Singles "Can't Feel My Face" and "The Hills")

The Weeknd
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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.

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Kris Wu
(Rapper)

Kris Wu
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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.

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Vanity (Singer)
(Lead Singer of The Female Trio 'Vanity 6' Known for Their Hit Song "Nasty Girl")

Vanity (Singer)
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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.

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Natalie Appleton
(Actor, Singer, Musician)

Natalie Appleton
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Birthdate: May 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mississauga

Part of the British all-female pop group All Saints, Natalie Appleton had quit school at 15 to join a music club. She was also part of the duo Appleton, with her sister Nicole. She is married to Liam Howlett of The Prodigy and is a mother of two.

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Melissa Molinaro
(Model, Actor, Singer)

Melissa Molinaro
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Birthdate: June 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whitby

Melissa Molinaro, best known for her appearances on reality shows such as Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll, had aced figure skating and gymnastics before the age of 6. She is also an accomplished actor and singer, and made waves with the Old Navy Super C-U-T-E commercial.

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Dax
(Hip hop artist with a huge YouTube presence of more than 3.7 million subscribers)

Dax
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Birthdate: March 22, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. John's, Canada
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David Clayton-Thomas
(Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer)

David Clayton-Thomas
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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.

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Nikki Yanofsky
(Singer, Vocalist, Jazz musician)

Nikki Yanofsky
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Birthdate: February 8, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montreal

Montreal-based singer Nikki Yanofsky was 12 when she became the youngest artist to headline a show at the Montreal Jazz Festival. At 15, she was already an international star. Her credits include the 2010 Winter Olympics theme song, I Believe, which rocked the Canadian charts. She is also associated with children’s charities.

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Karl Wolf
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter)

Karl Wolf
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Birthdate: April 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beirut

Lebanese-Canadian musician Karl Wolf soared to fame with his cover version of Toto's Africa. Born to musician parents in Beirut, he moved to Sharjah and then to Montreal with his family. His hits include tracks such as Butterflies and collaborations such as Yalla Habibi. He is also part of the collective BAE.

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Corneille
(Canadian singer and songwriter)

Corneille
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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.

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Danny Fernandes
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Birthdate: September 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto

Once infamous for his hard-partying, reckless lifestyle, Canadian singer Danny Fernandes is known for his tracks such as Dear Life, Fantasy, and Automatic. The platinum-selling singer has also been nominated for a Juno Award. He initially also sang as an opening act for Akon and Sean Kingston.

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Elise Estrada
(Singer, Actor)

Elise Estrada
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Birthdate: July 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Marikina

Born in the Philippines, Elise Estrada moved to Canada when she was 4. At 17, she was crowned Ms. Vancouver Princess. She later soared to fame with her recording career and her tracks such as Unlove You and Insatiable. The Juno Award-nominated singer also released a single dedicated to cyberbullying victim Amanda Todd.

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Jahkoy Palmer
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Birthdate: March 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A big fan of William Shakespeare, R&B singer and rapper Jahkoy Palmer began composing poems and turning them into raps by the age of eleven and debuted on stage at thirteen, performing in numerous events across Toronto before releasing his first mixtape at nineteen. Currently a popular star, he now focuses more on singing than on rapping.