Canadian artists have contributed a great deal to the music world. Legendary Canadian artists such as Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and Leonard Cohen helped paved the way for the artists on this list. Celine Dion, Shania Twain, and Alanis Morissette have had iconic careers, and they will be soon passing the torch to the next generation of Canadian greats.
Number Seven: Justin Bieber
Born: London, Ontario. Albums: My World 2.0, Under the Mistletoe, and Believe. Albums sold worldwide: 25 million. Honors: Voted the Top Ten Most Powerful Celebrities in the World by Forbes magazine in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Number Six: The Weeknd
Born: Scarborough, Ontario. Albums: Kiss Land and Beauty Behind the Madness. Most notable singles: “Earned It,” “The Hills,” “Kiss Land,” “Live For,” and “Can’t Feel My Face.” Honors: Breakthrough Artist of the Year (Juno Awards) and 2015 Artist of the Year (Canada’s Walk of Fame).
Number Five: Michael Bublé
Born: Burnaby, British Columbia. Albums: BaBalu, Dream, Michael Bublé, It’s Time, Call Me Irresponsible, Crazy Love, Christmas, and To Be Loved. Albums sold worldwide: 25+ million. Honors: four Grammy Awards for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Call Me Irresponsible (2008), Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden (2010), Crazy Love (2011), and To Be Loved (2014).
Number Four: Alanis Morissette
Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario. Albums: Alanis, Now Is the Time, Jagged Little Pill, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, Under Rug Swept, So-Called Chaos, Flavors of Entanglement, and Havoc and Bright Lights. Albums sold worldwide: 60+ million. Honors: seven Grammy Awards, 12 Juno Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, and two American Music Awards.
Number Three: Drake
Born: Toronto, Ontario. Albums: Thank Me Later, Take Care, Nothing Was the Same, and If You’re Reading This Its Too Late. Albums sold worldwide: 5+ million. Honors: 36 awards, some of which include one Grammy, 10 BET Hip Hop Awards, and two MTV Video Music Awards.
Number Two: Shania Twain
Born: Windsor, Ontario. Albums: Shania Twain, The Woman in Me, Come On Over, and Up! Albums sold worldwide: 85+ million. Honors: 187 awards, some of which include five Grammys and 39 BMI Songwriter Awards.
Number One: Celine Dion
Born: Charlemagne, Quebec. Albums: Unison, Celine Dion, The Colour of My Live, Falling into You, Let’s Talk About Love, These Are Special Love, A New Day Has Come, One Heart, Miracle, Taking Chances, and Loved Me Back to Life. Albums sold worldwide: 200+ million. Honors: 258 awards, some of which include five Grammy Awards and 10 Billboard Music Awards; she was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1999.