When we talk about the best Canadian singers, it’s hard not to fall in love with the ones who sing, dance, or otherwise make music on stage.
Here’s our guide to some of the best.1.
Marnie O’Hara (aka “The Marnies”) is a Canadian songwriting legend who released a string of singles in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Her debut album, I Wanna Dance, sold 2 million copies and was nominated for several Grammy awards, including Best Dance Album.
O’Malley (pronounced “Oh-Malk”) also recorded the song “Boom Boom Boom” for his 1972 album, Love on the Moon.2.
Chris Brown (aka Brown) is a hip-hop artist best known for the song Black Beatles.
His 2014 album, Straight Outta Compton, won him a Grammy and was also nominated for Best Rap Album.
Brown is a member of the rap group Big Sean, which he also produced.3.
Bikini Kill (aka Bikini) is the Canadian band that made a name for itself in the ’90s with the song Back to the Future, which was also a Best R&B/Hip-Hop Album.
Their most recent album, What Would You Do, was nominated by the Recording Academy for Best Rock Album.4.
Drake (aka Drake) is one of the most popular and influential artists in the music industry.
His music has reached millions of people through YouTube and his albums have sold over a million copies.
He’s the creator of a video game called “How to Win Friends and Influence People” that features in-game activities, including the ability to win virtual currency.5.
The xx (aka The xx) is an American pop group best known as a duo known for their hits “Blurred Lines” and “Boys Don’t Cry.”
They released their debut album “Blurryface” in 2017 and have since been making music together since.
Their 2017 single “Can’t Feel My Face” was nominated in the Grammy Awards for Best Dance/Electronic Album.6.
The Weeknd (aka T.I.) is an Australian hip-house artist best-known for the hit single “Hotline Bling.”
His album, The Life of Pablo, was a best-selling album in 2017.7.
Lil Uzi Vert (aka Lil Uzz) is best known by her song “Love Lockdown,” which was nominated on the 2016 Grammy Awards.8.
Lil Wayne (aka Uzi) is from Chicago, Illinois and has released hits like “I Feel It Coming,” “All About That Bass,” “Cocaine,” and “All the Money in the World.”
His 2015 single “Pray” won the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.9.
Ellie Goulding (aka Ellie) is arguably the most influential artist in pop music.
Her hit single, “Royals,” won her the 2015 Grammy Awards and the 2016 BET Awards.10.
Lil B (aka Lauryn Hill) is another pop artist who has become a major success in the country and international music world.
Her first single, I Just Wanna Be With You, became a Top 10 hit in 2016.11.
Miley Cyrus (aka Miley) is also an American artist best remembered for her music.
Cyrus’ hit song, “Miley Cyrus,” has sold over 15 million copies worldwide.12.
Nicki Minaj (aka Nicki) is probably the most famous American rapper, with her hit song “Pimp a Butterfly” and other hits such as “Proud Mary,” “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe,” and others.
She has also released four albums, “Dance Momma,” “Gangsta,” “Dont Tell,” and several other singles.13.
Jay Z (aka Jay) is considered the biggest rap artist in the history of the genre.
His hit song and his group, Roc Nation, has sold millions of records worldwide.14.
Justin Bieber (aka Justin) is most famous for his music, but he is also a talented dancer.
His dance moves are the stuff of legend and he’s been a part of many major musical acts.15.
K.C. (aka K-Cee) is perhaps the most recognizable female vocalist of the past decade, thanks to her hit songs “Fancy” and the video for her song, Get It Together.16.
Katy Perry (aka Katy) is known for her hit single Katy Perry, and she has also appeared in countless films and TV shows.
She also has a dance career that includes guest appearances on “Hamilton” and in her own reality show.17.
T.A.P. (The Amazing Adventures of Tupac Shakur) is regarded as one of hip-hoppers biggest influences, as he is a founding member of hip hop group The Notorious B