68 Canadian Singers and Bands Who Made It Big in America

Updated on July 28, 2020
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Musicians from Canada Who Made It Big in America

When I say "Canada" what do you say, eh? Do you associate the Great White North with ice hockey? Unwavering politeness or poutine, eh? Instead, does your mind wander to images of lumberjacks? The land of maple, moose, or Canadian geese, eh? Maybe so, but also consider the standout talent of those Canucks at popular music. Celebrate Canadian singers and bands who have made it big in America.

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1. Shawn Mendes

Here's a pop-rock superstar in the making. Canadian Shawn Mendes made music history when he became the first artist to have three hits on the adult contemporary chart before age 20. In 2014, when he was only 16, Time magazine named him to their list of the "25 Most Influential Teens in the World." Two years later, Forbes recognized him as a "30 under 30" influencer. Mendes has definitely arrived in a big way.

Such prestige, however, is a far cry from the singer-songwriter's modest beginnings. The Ontario native taught himself to play guitar by watching YouTube videos. Then he posted a series of six-second Vines in which he covered popular songs. With charm, a great voice, and good looks, Mendes worked to amass a colossal following on the social media platform.

Eventually, this segued into a career-launching record deal. Mendes became one of only five artists to ever debut an album at the top of the chart before age 18. Not only is he a singer but also a model for the likes of Calvin Klein.

Included among Mendes' hits on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart are these Top 10 selections:

  • "Stitches" (2015)
  • "Treat You Better" (2016)
  • "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" (2017)
  • "If I Can't Have You" (2019) and
  • "Señorita" (with Camila Cabello) (2019).

2. Michael Bublé

Perhaps British Columbia native Michael Bublé was always destined to make it as a singer. He announced his intended career when he was two years old, developed a specific interest in jazz when he heard Bing Crosby's White Christmas album, and as an adolescent slept with his Bible and prayed to become a singer. His grandfather fueled his love of jazz and paid for his singing lessons. It was gonna happen.

Bublé's big break came when he was invited to sing at the wedding of former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney's daughter. At the nuptials, the young crooner was introduced to a record executive and producer who worked with some of the top stars in the business.

Although Bublé may sound like he stepped right out of a 1940s time machine, fans love him. The Grammy Award-winning star boasts a string of hits on the adult contemporary chart, and he remains an international favorite as well. Some of his Top 10 songs include:

  • "Home" (2005)
  • "Save the Last Dance for Me" (2006)
  • "Everything" (2007)
  • "Lost" (2007)
  • "Haven't Met You Yet" (2009)
  • "Hollywood" (2010)
  • "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (2011)
  • "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" / "Jingle Bells" (featuring The Puppini Sisters) (2012)
  • "It's a Beautiful Day" (2013) and
  • "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (featuring Idina Menzel) (2014).

3. Avril Lavigne

Because her music can be described as "pop with punk undertones," Canadian singer Avril Lavigne has been dubbed "The Pop Punk Queen." The Ontario native's parents first recognized her natural affinity for singing when she was a mere toddler. They encouraged her talent throughout her youth by converting their basement into a studio and buying her drums, a microphone, keyboards, and other instruments.

At age 15, the singer-songwriter won a radio contest to perform on stage with Shania Twain before a crowd of 20,000. Prophetically, Lavigne told Twain that she intended to become a famous singer. By age 17, Lavigne had released her breakout song, "Complicated" (2002), for which she won a Juno Award and for which she was nominated a Grammy. Included among her Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart have been:

  • "Sk8er Boi" (2002)
  • "I'm with You" (2002)
  • "My Happy Ending" (2004) and
  • "Girfriend" (2007).

Both of the singer's ex-husbands are also prominent Canadian musicians: Chad Kroeger of Nickelback and Sum 41 frontman, Deryck Whibley. Lavigne has also famously struggled with Lyme Disease since she was 30 years old. She maintains dual citizenship in both France and Canada.

4. Céline Dion

The best-selling Canadian musical artist of all-time, this songstress was named after the tune "Céline." The Quebec native was the youngest of 14 children and dreamed of becoming a singer from a young age. Then when Dion was only 12, her brother sent talent manager René Angélil a song that she had co-written and recorded. It was life-changing. Angélil was so inspired by her voice that he mortgaged his home to finance her fledgling career.

After achieving success as a singer for the Francophone market, Dion worked hard to cross over to the English language market. Since the 1990s, the Canadian singer achieved remarkable success as one of the best-selling artists in the world. Among her hits are the following Top 10 songs on the US Billboard Top 100:

  • "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" (1990)
  • "Beauty and the Beast" (featuring Peabo Bryson) (1991)
  • "If You Asked Me To" (1992)
  • "The Power of Love" (1993)
  • "Because You Loved Me" (1996)
  • "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" (1996)
  • "All by Myself" (1996)
  • "My Heart Will Go On" (1997)
  • "I'm Your Angel" (featuring R. Kelly) (1998) and
  • "That's the Way It Is" (1999).

Having met René Angélil when she was a pre-teen, Dion waited until she was 20 years old to begin a dating relationship with him. Angélil was 26 years her senior and had been twice divorced. They eventually married and had three children.

5. Justin Bieber

Love him or not, there's no denying that "The Biebs" has made a big splash on the American music scene. In 2008, as a young teen, the Ontario native first drew the attention of a prominent talent manager by uploading his own singing videos to YouTube. The following year, he became the first artist to land seven songs on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart from a debut record. In 2020, he became the first artist to occupy the top spot of both the Billboard R&B chart (for "Yummy") and country chart (for "10,000 Hours," a song with Day + Shay).

At the start of his career, Bieber acquired a star-studded mentor, Usher, who himself had become famous as a teen. Although Usher attempted to guide the 'lil Canuck through the challenges introduced by fame, The Biebs made headlines for a string of poor choices. These included charges of reckless driving, DUI, vandalism, and other brushes with the law. That's all behind him now.

Bieber burned up the charts with hits such as these Top 10 US Billboard songs:

  • "Baby" (featuring Ludacris) (2010)
  • "Boyfriend" (2012)
  • "As Long as You Love Me" (featuring Big Sean) (2012)
  • "Where Are Ü Now" (with Jack Ü) (2015)
  • "What Do You Mean?" (2015)
  • "Love Yourself" (2015)
  • "Let Me Love You" (featuring DJ Snake) (2016)
  • "Despacito" (featuring Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee) (2017)
  • "I'm the One" (DJ Khaled, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne) (2017) and

  • "I Don't Care" (with Ed Sheeran) (2019)

Bieber famously had an on-again/off-again relationship with fellow singer Selena Gomez, but then in 2018, they called it quits for good. Six months later, he married model model Hailey Baldwin at a New York City courthouse.

6. Shania Twain

Ever since Shania Twain asked folks, "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?" the Canadian songbird has been establishing her undeniable place as the Queen of Country Pop. The Grammy Award-winning artist has released a steady parade of hits on the Country Billboard chart, some of which crossed over to the mainstream pop and international charts:

  • "Any Man of Mine" (1995)
  • "(If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here!" (1995)
  • "You Win My Love" (1996)
  • "No One Needs to Know" (1996)
  • "Love Gets Me Every Time" (1997)
  • "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)" (1997)
  • "You're Still the One" (1998)
  • "From This Moment On" (1998)
  • "Honey, I'm Home" (1998)
  • "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" (1999)
  • "Come On Over" (1999)
  • "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" (2002)
  • "Forever and for Always" (2003) and
  • "She's Not Just a Pretty Face" (2003).

Twain grew up in a poor, food-insecure Ontario family and sang to help put meals on the table. Later, when her parents died in a car accident, she took care of her younger siblings by working as a performer at a nearby resort until they could move out on their own.

The Canadian songstress had a less than impressive career start, having wanted initially to be a pop singer. However, in 1993, she then met legendary record producer Mutt Lange who was 17 years her senior. He offered to help write and produce her music, then married her six months later. Their divorce was finalized in 2010 after Lange had an affair with Twain's best friend.

7. Alanis Morissette

It's hard to imagine that this bitter, intense rocker chick used to open for Vanilla Ice back in the day. In 1995, when Ottawa native Alanis Morissette released "You Oughta Know"—a blistering takedown of a lover who cheated, broke the narrator's heart, and left—the raw song was like few others. Rolling Stone called Morissette the "Queen of Alt-Rock Angst."

The Juno and Grammy Award-winning singer holds the record for the best-selling debut album worldwide (Jagged Little Pill, 1995). The Canadian songstress now has dual citizenship in the US. Although a number of her songs have demonstrated broad international appeal, the following are Top 10 hits on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • "You Oughta Know" (1995)
  • "Ironic" (1996) and
  • "You Learn" (1996).

Like all of us, this angry young Gen X woman mellowed into somebody's mom.

8. Drake

Born Aubrey Drake Graham, this Toronto-born rapper, singer-songwriter, and music producer drew widespread attention for his meme-worthy footwork on his single, "Hotline Bling." No offense, but he's dad dancing or dancing like he has bad knees.

The Grammy and Juno-winning singer is otherwise talented, having racked up hit tunes on the international, R&B/hip-hop, and rap charts. Among the #1 mainstream pop hits for the Canadian song maker are

  • "What's My Name?" (featuring Rihanna) (2010)
  • "One Dance" (featuring Wizkid and Kyla) (2016)
  • "Work" (featuring Rihanna) (2016)
  • "God's Plan" (2018)
  • "Good for What" (2018)
  • "In My Feelings" (2018) and
  • "Sicko Mode" (featuring Travis Scott, Swae Lee and Big Hawk) (2018)

Drake dated Rihanna on and off for seven years. He now has dual citizenship in the United States and Canada.

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9. Sarah McLachlan

You probably know adult contemporary recording artist Sarah McLachlan best from her song, "Angel." It's the theme song for the heartwrenching television fundraising commercials for the ASPCA. McLachlan admits that she can't bear to see the images of freezing, homeless dogs and cats so she turns the channel when the commercial comes on!

Although the Nova Scotia-born musician has primarily been popular in her native Canada, she has enjoyed success on the US pop chart as well as the adult alternative, dance club, and alternative rock charts. Among her Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hits include:

  • "Adia" (1998)
  • "Angel" (1998)
  • "I Will Remember You" (1999)
  • "River" (2006)
  • "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" (2006) and
  • "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (2006)

McLachlan has been awarded both Grammy and Juno awards. In addition, the canuck is known for launching Lilith Fair, a traveling tour of female headlining acts in the late 1990s. She also had a stalker who obsessively wrote her love letters for two years, sued her in order to get close to her, then killed himself before the case could go to trial.

10. The Weeknd

If you're like me, you've probably wondered why Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, who goes by the pseudonym "The Weeknd," misspells the moniker. He adopted the name because he left home one weekend as a teen and didn't return, then dropped the "e" to differentiate himself from a band by the same name.

The Weeknd is a Grammy and Juno Award-winning recording artist who rose to prominence after uploading his singing videos to YouTube in 2010. The Toronto-born singer and songwriter excels at pop and cutting edge R&B tunes. Within just three years, the Canadian had achieved music history, becoming the first musician to concurrently hold the top three positions on the Billboard R&B list.

Examples of his Top 10 hits on the mainstream pop chart include the following songs:

  • "Love Me Harder" (with Ariana Grande) (2014)
  • "Earned It" (2014)
  • "The Hills" (2015)
  • "Can't Feel My Face" (2015)
  • "Starboy" (featuring Daft Punk) (2016)
  • "I Feel It Coming" (featuring Daft Punk) (2016)
  • "Pray for Me" (with Kendrick Lamar) (2018)
  • "Call Out My Name" (2018) and
  • "Heartless" (2020).

11. Anne Murray

If you've never heard of Canadian songbird Anne Murray, then do yourself a favor and correct that situation now. Her Christmas albums are truly timeless standouts.

Country pop artist Anne Murray was the first Canadian woman to score a number one hit on the U.S. Billboard charts. From the 1970s and beyond, she paved the way for subsequent Canadian female recording musicians, including Shania Twain, k.d. lang, and Céline Dion.

The Nova Scotia native is a Grammy Award winner, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was named by Billboard as one of the 50 Biggest Adult Contemporary Artists Ever. Many of her hits were country crossovers to the adult alternative and mainstream pop chart. Among her biggest hits on the US Billboard Pop 100 chart include:

  • "Snowbird" (1970)
  • "Danny's Song" (1972)
  • "A Love Song" (1973)
  • "You Won't See Me" (1974)
  • "You Needed Me" (1978)
  • "I Just Fall in Love Again" (1979)
  • "Broken Hearted Me" (1979) and
  • "Daydream Believer" (1980).

12. Loverboy

This classic 80s band was a rocking group of Canucks from Calgary, and you can still hear their tunes on the radio, especially on Fridays when it's time to celebrate the weekend. Some of their hottest hits on the mainstream rock chart included these numbers:

  • "Turn Me Loose" (1980)
  • "Working for the Weekend" (1981)
  • "Hot Girls in Love" (1983)
  • "Lovin' Every Minute of It" (1985)
  • "This Could Be the Night" (1986) and
  • "Notorious" (1987).

13. Barenaked Ladies

This alt rock band was formed in Ontario and developed a devoted, cult-like fanbase. Barenaked Ladies was known for engaging in improvisational rapping and comedic banter between songs at their concerts. Fans loved it. The Juno Award-winning group's highest's charting songs on the US Billboard Hot 100 included, "One Week" (1998) and "Pinch Me" (2000).

14. Nickelback

According to Billboard, Nickelback is the most successful rock band of the 2000s, and their 2001 chart-busting single, "How You Remind Me" was the best-selling rock song of that decade. The Canadian band's rock songs were frequent crossovers to both the adult contemporary chart and US Hot 100 mainstream pop chart. In addition, they enjoyed international popularity.

Their discography includes the following list of #1 tunes on the rock charts:

  • "How You Remind Me" (2001)
  • "Too Bad" (2002)
  • "Never Again" (2002)
  • "Figured You Out" (2003)
  • "Photograph" (2005)
  • "Animals" (2005)
  • "Something in Your Mouth" (2008) and
  • "Edge of a Revolution" (2014)

15. Bachman-Turner Overdrive

This Winnipeg-based classic rock group was formed when Randy Bachman left The Guess Who at the top of the band's success, feeling like "a lunatic and a loser" that no one wanted to work with. The guitar-heavy band he cobbled together eventually landed these and other memorable top hits on the US Billboard Hot 100:

  • "Takin' Care of Business" (1974)
  • "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" (1974) and
  • "Roll on Down the Highway" (1975).

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Even More Canadian Singers and Bands Who Made It Big in America

Examples of Popular Singles
16. Rush
New World Man (1982), Show Don't Tell (1989), Ghost of a Chance (1992)
progressive rock
17. Diana Krall
The Look of Love (2001), Just Like a Butterfly That's Caught in the Rain (2012)
18. Bryan Adams
Heaven (1985), (Everything I Do) I Do It for You (1991), Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? (1995), Here I Am (2002)
19. Joni Mitchell
Big Yellow Taxi (1970), Help Me (1974), Free Man in Paris (1974)
folk rock
20. Arcade Fire
Ready to Start (2010), Reflektor (2013), Everything Now (2017)
indie rock
21. Robin Thicke
Lost Without You (2007), Magic (2008), Sex Therapy (2009), Blurred Lines (2014)
pop, R&B
22. Alessia Cara
Here (2015), Scars to Your Beautiful (2016), Stay (2017)
pop, R&B
23. Terri Clark
Better Things to Do (1995), When Boy Meets Girl (1995), Poor Poor Pitiful Me (1996), You're Easy on the Eyes (1998), Girls Lie Too (2004)
24. Leonard Cohen
Hallelujah (1984)
folk rock
25. Tom Cochrane (solo)
Life Is a Highway (1991), No Regrets (1991)
rock, hard rock
26. Red Rider
Lunatic Fringe (1981), Human Race (1983), Big League (1988)
rock, hard rock
27. The Band
Up on Cripple Creek (1969), The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (1969), Don't Do It (1972)
28. Alannah Myles
Black Velvet (1989)
blues rock
29. Hank Snow
I'm Moving On (1950), I've Been Everywhere (1962), Hello Love (1974)
30. Neil Young
Cinnamon Girl (1970), Only Love Can Break Your Heart (1970)
31. Jeff Healey
Angel Eyes (1989), I Think I Love You Too Much (1990), Cruel Little Number (1992),
blues rock, jazz
32. Gordon Lightfoot
If You Could Read My Mind (1970), Talking in Your Sleep (1971), Rainy Day People (1975), The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (1976)
folk rock, soft rock
33. Nelly Furtado
Turn Off the Light (2001), Promiscuous (2006), Maneater (2006)
pop, R&B, hip-hop
34. Corey Hart
Sunglasses at Night (1984), Never Surrender (1985), Can't Help Falling in Love (1986)
pop rock
35. Paul Anka
Diana (1957), Lonely Boy (1959), Put Your Head on My Shoulder (1959), Puppy Love (1960), (You're) Having My Baby (1974), One Man Woman/One Woman Man (1974)
pop, soft rock
36. k.d. lang
Crying (1987), I'm Down to My Last Cigarette (1988), Constant Craving (1992)
country, pop
37. Percy Faith and His Orchestra
Delicado (1952), Theme from A Summer Place (1959)
easy listening
38. The Guess Who
Shakin' All Over (1965), These Eyes (1969), American Woman (1970)
hard rock
39. Magic!
Rude (2013)
40. Steppenwolf
Born to Be Wild (1968), Magic Carpet Ride (1968)
hard rock
41. Daniel Powter
Bad Day (2005), Love You Lately (2006)
pop, adult contemporary
42. Three Days Grace
Just Like You (2004), Animal I Have Become (2006), Never Too Late (2007), Break (2009), The Mountain (2018)
post-grunge, hard rock, alt rock
43. Theory of a Deadman
Nothing Could Come Between Us (2002), So Happy (2008), Bad Girlfriend (2008), Lowlife (2011), Angel (2015), Rx (Medicate) (2017)
post-grunge, hard rock, alt rock
44. Carly Rae Jepsen
Call Me Maybe (2011), Good Time (2012), I Really Like You (2015)
45. Crash Test Dummies
Superman's Song (1991), Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm (1993)
alt rock, folk rock
46. Sum 41
Fat Lip (2001), In Too Deep (2001), Still Waiting (2002)
47. April Wine
You Could Have Been a Lady (1972), Roller (1979), Just Between You and Me (1981)
hard rock
48. Tegan and Sara
Alligator (2009), Closer (2012)
indie pop/rock
49. Simple Plan
Perfect (2003), Addicted (2003), Welcome to My Life (2004)
rock, pop punk
50. Feist
My Moon My Man (2007), 1234 (2007), How Come You Never Go There (2011)
indie pop
51. Emerson Drive
I Should Be Sleeping (2001), Fall Into Me (2002), Only God (Could Stop Me Loving You) (2003), Moments (2006)
52. Triumph
Hold On (1979), Fight the Good Fight (1981), All the Way (1983), A World of Fantasy (1983)
hard rock
53. The Tragically Hip
New Orleans Is Sinking (1989), Courage (1993), Poets (1998)
54. Billy Talent
Try Honesty (2003)
55. Bran Van 3000
Astounded (2001)
alt rock/hip-hop
56. Hot Hot Heat
Bandages (2003), Talk to Me, Dance with Me (2003), Goodnight Goodnight (2005), Middle of Nowhere (2005)
alt rock
57. Metric
Help I'm Alive (2008), Gold Guns Girls (2009), Youth Without Youth (2012), Breathing Underwater (2012), The Shade (2015)
alt rock, new wave
58. Death from Above
Trainwreck 1979 (2014), Freeze Me (2017)
59. Jann Arden
Could I Be Your Girl (1994), Insensitive (1994)
60. The Stampeders
Sweet City Woman (1971), Hit the Road Jack (1975)
61. Honeymoon Suite
New Girl Now (1984), Bad Attitude (1985), Feel It Again (1986), Love Changes Everything (1988)
62. Saga
Wind Him Up (1981), On the Loose (1981), The Flyer (1983), What Do I Know (1985)
63. Ruth B.
Lost Boy (2015)
64. Danko Jones
Lovercall (2002), First Date (2006), Full of Regret (2010), I Think Bad Thoughts (2011), Just a Beautiful Day (2012), Do You Wanna Rock (2015)
hard rock
65. Alias
More Than Words Can Say (1990), Waiting for Love (1991)
66. Sheriff
When I'm with You (1988)
67. Tal Bachman
She's So High (1999)
68. Chilliwack
My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone) (1981), I Believe (1982), Whatcha Gonna Do (When I'm Gone) (1982)
If you know of a Canadian singer or band not listed here who has had hits on the Top 40 US pop, rock, country, alternative or other major US Billboard chart, then eave a suggestion in the Comment Section below.

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    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR


      5 months ago from USA

      Bob - I think you're right.

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      Robert Sacchi 

      5 months ago

      It's understandable being right next door but their numbers seem large for their population.

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      5 months ago from USA

      Bob - The extent of their contributions is surprising on one hand, but the fact that they are our neighbor makes it understandable. Thanks for reading.

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      Robert Sacchi 

      5 months ago

      Canadians have contributed much to the entertainment industry.

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      5 months ago from USA

      Chris - I added both of these. They both had only one hit on the mainstream pop charts (making them one-hit wonders) but did have some hits on the rock charts. I also included them on the one-hit wonders of the 1980s playlist. Thanks so much!

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      5 months ago

      Saga and Honeymoon Suite

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      6 months ago from USA

      LaustCawz - Thanks for that note.

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      6 months ago

      By the way, for anyone who hasn't heard, we recently lost drummer/lyricist Neil Peart (Rush). He will be missed.

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      6 months ago

      Before Alanis Morissette was a music star, she was a TV star! She was a cast member in several 1986 episodes of Nickelodeon's flagship show, "You Can't Do That On Television", which originated as a local show in Canada & remained Canadian even after Nickelodeon got involved; & which initiated the "green slime" gag on Nickelodeon, but with more of a point to it. There are still a few clips somewhere on YouTube.

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      6 months ago from USA

      Dora - I appreciate your stopping by. Have a wonderful week!

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      Dora Weithers 

      6 months ago from The Caribbean

      Anne Murray is the only one with whom I am familiar, but this is good information. Thank you.

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      6 months ago from USA

      Heidi - Europe is often my first guess too. That's so sweet that you sing the favorite tune by your husband's favorite artist (perhaps through slightly gritted teeth but that's love). I hope he returns the favor! Have a wonderful weekend!

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      Heidi Thorne 

      6 months ago from Chicago Area

      Okay, how did I not know Rush was from Canada? I guess I always thought they were from Europe. Duh.

      Hubs is a Bryan Adams fan. I think I can sing Summer of '69 by heart because of it. :(

      Lots of great talent coming out of our neighbor to the north! Let's see, where will the playlist tour bus go next? Keep the tour rolling!

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      6 months ago from USA

      Liz - I'm so glad you liked this so much! Thanks for reading.

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      6 months ago from USA

      Audrey - She does have such a strong, distinctive voice. It's great to know who you admire as a singer, knowing you're a coach.

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      6 months ago from USA

      Linda - There must be something magic in the snow up there. So much talent! Thanks for reading!

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      Liz Westwood 

      6 months ago from UK

      This is a great list. To my embarrassment and with the excuse of living in the UK, I hadn't realised that so many of these were from Canada. To my small mind, they just all came from somewhere on the other side of the Atlantic!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      6 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      If perfection exists in the human singing voice it is found in Celine Dion. I'm glad she's on this list. What a superb article this is! I enjoyed every word and appreciate each of these musical artists.

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      Linda Crampton 

      6 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I'm impressed by how many artists come from Canada! I don't know them all, but some I like very much. I think my favorite is Anne Murray.

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      6 months ago from USA

      Linda - Right, eh? I'm glad you liked this so much. Are friendly neighbors to the north are some talented people.

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      Bill - Well done Canada. Glad you enjoyed this list!

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      Mark - They're pretty talented, eh? Thanks for reading!

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      Clive - Whatever he does, you know.

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      Devika - I'm so glad you enjoyed these! Have a great week!

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      Shaloo - Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful week!

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      Linda Lum 

      6 months ago from Washington State, USA

      What, Paul Anka and Percy Faith are Canadians?!

      This is an amazing list. I know many/most of these artists. If not for Canada, my life would be devoid of so much of the music that I love. (Anne Murray has the voice of an angel).

      Thanks for this one--I absolutely love it and will have these tunes on my desktop (and in my head) all day.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 months ago from Olympia, WA

      9, 19, and 38 are on my all-time rock list....I had no idea about many of them....well done, Canada!!!!!

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      Mark Tulin 

      6 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

      Some of my favorites on the list included Neil Young and BNL. I didn’t realize all the talent that came from the north of us.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 months ago from Sunny Florida

      There are some excellent singers from Canada. I particularly like Celine and Shania but they have been around longer than many of the featured singers. You did a nice job with these Canadian singers and I like the moose picture too.

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      Clive Williams 

      6 months ago from Jamaica

      Drake?...sings? oh well. Never knew Twain was Canadian.

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      Devika Primić 

      6 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      FlourishAnyway it is amazing of how you keep on track here. Such songs have made it tops America and else where too. Your list of songs are informative and interesting to all readers. I do like these songs and familiar with all. It is however a challenge to do what you do to represent these songs in hubs and you do it so well.

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      Shaloo Walia 

      6 months ago from India

      Some very popular and famous names on the list...didn't know they were from Canada.


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