15 Exquisite Canadian Singers In The Industry
Canada is not far behind the U.S. when it comes to music and movies. The friendly Canadian singers are giving a tough time to all other artists worldwide. Let’s know about some of them.
15 Exquisite Canadian Singers In The Industry
The contribution of Canadian singers to the music industry is exceptional and can never be ignored. Earlier, I talked about the best rappers from Canada.
Do you know who started this? I mean, do you know who the first Canadian singer was? You’d be surprised to know that the first singer is still alive.
And that singer is Anne Murray. She is 76 years old. I hope that this adds to your knowledge.
The list of Canadian artists just goes on and on and on. This article includes some of the best and most famous Canadian singers, like Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, and of course, Drake.
I’ll just start things off with THE most famous and one of my favorite singers in the music industry, Justin Bieber, who has been in the news for a long time, whether positively or negatively.
I don’t know if you can relate to this, but “Baby” was the first Bieber song that I listened to when I was a kid. Was it your first song too?
Anyway, Justin is 28 years old today. His birth date is the 1st of March 1994, and he hails from London, Ontario, Canada. Justin Drew Bieber is his birth name.
This man has come a long way, seriously. While scrolling through your feed, you may have come across a picture of Justin sitting in the street holding a guitar, and in the second photo, he is standing in front of thousands of his fans.
Wouldn’t you call that real success? It took him 15 years to earn that place, and you want to be famous and rich in one night. Have patience and consistency.
This Canadian singer’s first-ever studio album, “My World 2.0,” which he gave out in 2010. That album was a hit, and people got to know about this talented dude.
He released “Under The Mistletoe” the next year in 2011, and then “Believe” came out in 2012. This means he consecutively released three albums in three years. Consistency! Getting my point?
Justin’s Instagram following: 229 million+ at @justinbieber.
Spotify monthly listeners: 79.1 million+ at Justin Bieber.
SoundCloud following: 1.23 million+ at Justin Bieber.
Now I present to you another of my favorite Canadian singer, Shawn Mendes, who holds dual nationalities (Portuguese and Canadian).
He was born on the 8th of August 1998 in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. He is 23 years old. While he is a Canadian, both his mom and dad are Europeans (Portuguese and British, respectively).
Shawn’s early life was pretty normal, and when I say normal, I mean no drugs, no poverty, no violence, crime, or anything.
His career started in 2013. There used to be an app named “Vine.” where people used to post 6-second-long videos on loop.
Mendes also posted Justin Bieber’s “As Long As You Love Me” on Vine and gained a lot of fans. “Handwritten” was his debut studio album, which came out in April 2015.
This album was a hit, and he became famous after that. Then he went on releasing other hits as well, like “Illuminate,” “Shawn Mendes,” “Wonder,” and others.
Shawn’s Instagram following: 67.6 million+ at @shawnmendes.
Spotify monthly listeners: 44.8 million+ at Shawn Mendes.
SoundCloud following: 379,000+ at OfficialShawnMendes.
Drake is also a famous rapper as well as a singer. Drake’s birth name is Aubrey Drake Graham. He came into this world on the 24th of October 1986.
He hails from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is 35 years old. However, he is a Canadian; his father was an African-African, who used to work in Tennessee.
This Canadian singer’s interest in the music was handed to him by his dad, as his dad was a drummer. For your info, his mom was a teacher.
But, circumstances took a turn, and his parents got separated. Drake’s mother won his custody, and they both chose to stay in Canada while his dad went to the U.S.
His dad got involved in some “not-so-good” activities and got arrested. Anyway, I just wanted to tell you how much he has been through in his early days.
So, he decided to make big in the industry in 2001, and after being there for around nine years, he gave out his first studio album, “Thank Me Later,” which came out in 2010.
His first album was a hit, and it sold 1.8 million+ copies. Then he went on to release his albums, like “Take Care (his second album),” “Nothing Was the Same (his third album),” and others.
Drake’s Instagram account: 107 million+ at @champagnepapi.
Spotify monthly listeners: 53.7 million+ at Drake.
SoundCloud following: 2.92 million+ at octobersveryown.
This Canadian singer was born on the 16th of February 1990 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is 32 years old. Abel Makkonen Tesfaye is his birth name.
He has the Grammy awards four times in his career. He began posting his music on YouTube by staying completely anonymous in 2009.
Abel’s music mostly focuses on romance, escapism, and melancholia. This Canadian singer also had his ups & downs in his early life.
When he was around six years old, he and his father got separated. He spent most of his childhood with his mom and grandma.
During an interview, he talked openly about his relationship with his father. He said that at first, he used to see him rarely at home, and then his dad got married, and he had kids from his second wife.
Furthermore, he praised his dad by calling him “great” and that his father was not an addict, nor was he abusive. In short, his dad was everything a father should be.
The problem was that his dad didn’t give him enough time. In his words, “he just wasn’t there.” As I said earlier, he was posting his music videos on YouTube by remaining unknown.
The year was 2009 when he officially became a singer (A Canadian singer, to be precise). His first album was “Kiss Land,” which he gave out in 2013.
He then released “Beauty Behind the Madness,” which came two years after his debut album. “Starboy” and “After Hours” is his third and fourth album, respectively.
Tesfaye’s Instagram following: 37.7 million+ at @theweeknd.
Spotify monthly listeners: 77.9 million+ at The Weeknd.
SoundCloud following: 6.35 million+ at The Weeknd.
Here I present to you the first female Canadian singer on this list, Avril Lavigne, who is 37 years old. She was born on the 27th of September 1984, in Belleville, Ontario, Canada.
Lavigne’s birth name is Avril Ramona Lavigne. This Canadian singer has dual nationalities (Canadian and French). She is such a beautiful artist.
She knows that she is pretty. That’s why she didn’t remain only in the music industry and also became an actress. Anyways, she stepped into the music industry in 1999.
Avril was married to Deryck Whibley from 2006 to 2010 until their divorce. Then, she tied the knot with Chad Kroeger in 2013, and they both also got divorced in 2015.
Her father gave her the name “Avril,” which means “April (in French).” She got lucky that her parents were pretty supportive and wanted to see her become a singer.
In short, her parents brought her all the things that were needed for her to polish her singing skills. After entering the music industry, it took her three years to give her debut album.
That album was “Let Go,” which came out in 2002, and MAN! It just won people’s hearts and is considered the best-selling album of the 21st century.
Her other hits are “Under My Skin,” “The Best Damn Thing,” “Goodbye Lullaby,” “Avril Lavigne,” “Head Above Water,” and “Love Sux.” All of these albums were released in this order.
Avril’s Instagram following: 10.8 million+ at @avrillavigne.
Spotify monthly listeners: 17.1 million+ at Avril Lavigne.
SoundCloud following: 199,000+ at Avril Lavigne.
Here we go again with the second female Canadian singer, Celine Dion, who was named Céline Marie Claudette Dion when she was born.
Dion’s birth date is the 30th of March 1968. She hails from Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada. She is a veteran in the Canadian music industry, as she is 54 years old.
Sources regard her as the best-selling French and Canadian artist of all time. Unlike other artists, this Canadian singer had a relatively good childhood.
Her family was pretty big, as she had fourteen siblings. She was interested in music and becoming a singer from her early days.
“Ce n’était qu’un rêve” was the first song that she handwrote with her mom and brother, and her age was just twelve at the time. “Ce n’était qu’un rêve” means “Nothing But A Dream.”
She officially became a singer in 1980, and she is still singing and songwriting since then. Dion and René Angélil were married from 1994 to 2016 when her husband died.
Dion has released albums in both French and English language. Her first French album was “La voix du bon Dieu,” which came out in 1981.
And her first English album was “Unison,” which came out in 1990. Some of her other hit English albums are “Celine Dion,” “The Colour Of My Love,” and “Falling Into You.”
Her famous French albums are “Céline Dion chante Noël,” “Tellement j’ai d’amour…,” “Les chemins de ma maison,” and “Chants et contes de Noël.”
Celine’s Instagram following: 5 million+ at @celinedion.
Spotify monthly listeners: 12.1 million+ at Celine Dion.
SoundCloud following: 166,000+ at Celine Dion Official.
Alessia Cara is just 25 years old. She was born on the 11th of July 1996 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Alessia Caracciolo is her birth name.
She began doing all this at just the age of 13 when she began posting song covers on YouTube. Her parents are European (her mother is Italian and her paternal grandfather was an Italian).
She has spent a lot of her childhood in Canada, but she can still speak Italian pretty fluently. Want to know what real success is?
When she was little, Justin Bieber used to be her role model (she wanted to be like Justin), and today, she is being listed among the best Canadian singers alongside Justin Beiber.
Cara rose to fame in just eight years, as she officially became a singer in 2014. Then the following year, in 2015, she gave her first/debut album, “Know-It-All.”
Her other hit albums are “The Pains Of Growing” and “In The Meantime,” and her hit songs are “I Choose,” “Stay,” “Best Days,” “How Far I’ll Go,” and some others.
Alessia’s Instagram following: 4.1 million+ at @alessiasmusic.
Spotify monthly listeners: 16.9 million+ at Alessia Cara.
SoundCloud following: 81,200+ at Alessia Cara.
This Canadian singer’s birth name is Michael Steven Bublé. His birthday falls on the 9th of September, and his birth year is 1975. He hails from Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
Bublé tied the knot with Luisana Lopilato in 2011, and they are still together. Moreover, they have three kids. He became a singer in 1994.
Our King of Christmas has a tremendous fan following in Canada as well as the United Kingdom. Many of his albums are among the top in Canada and, of course, the UK.
“BaBalu” was his debut album which came out in 2001. Then he gave out “Dream” in 2002, then “Michael Bublé” in 2003,” and then “It’s Time” in 2005.
He has also given many albums after these four, like “Call Me Irresponsible,” “Crazy Love,” “Christmas,” “To Be Loved,” “Nobody but Me,” and others.
Bublé’s Instagram following: 2.8 million+ at @michaelbuble.
Spotify monthly listeners: 11 million+ at Michael Buble.
SoundCloud following: 97,400+ at Official Michael Buble.
Carly Rae Jepsen:
Her birth name is the same as her stage name. Her birth date is the 21st of November 1985, and she hails from Mission, British Columbia, Canada.
She is 36 years old. She didn’t just stay in the music industry and, this Canadian singer also stepped into the film industry and became an actress as well.
Jepsen also wanted to be a singer from her childhood, and she did everything in her power at the time to pursue her passion.
If I were to be specific, rather than becoming a dancer or actress but a singer. That is what she became in the end. She became a singer in 2007.
Her debut album was “Tug Of War,” which came out in 2008. Then she gave out “Kiss” in 2012, and then “Emotion” in 2015.
Carly’s Instagram following: 2.1 million+ at @carlyraejepsen.
Spotify monthly listeners: 11.9 million+ at Carly Rae Jepsen.
SoundCloud following: 8,600+ at Carly Rae Jepsen.
This Canadian singer gave out her first/debut album in 1993, named “Shania Twain.” She is 56 years old. Her birth name is Eilleen Regina “Shania” Twain.
Her birth date is the 28th of August 1965, and she hails from Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She decided to officially enter the music industry in 1983.
She tied the knot with Robert John “Mutt” Lange in 1993, and they got divorced in 2010. Then she married Frédéric Thiébaud in 2011, and they are still together.
Twain gave her debut album her own name, “Shania Twain,” in 1993. Then she gave out “The Woman In Me” in 1995, and then “Come On Over” in 1997.
Her other major hit albums are “Up!” and “Now.” And her hit songs are “You’re Still the One,” “From This Moment On,” “Man! I Feel Like A Woman,” and “When You Kiss Me.”
Shania’s Instagram following: 1.6 million+ at @shaniatwain.
Spotify monthly listeners: 9.1 million+ at Shania Twain.
SoundCloud following: 14,300+ at Shania Twain Music.
Adams is regarded as one of the best-selling music artists of all time. His parents named him Bryan Guy Adams, and this Canadian singer is 62 years old.
Bryan was born on the 5th of November 1959 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He is 62 years old. His parents are British immigrants who came to Canada in the 50s.
His dad used to serve in the British military, and when they came to Canada and began working for the Canadian Army. Adams became a singer in 1975.
Five years later, he gave out his debut album, named “Bryan Adams,” which came out in 1980. His other hit albums are “You Want It You Got It,” “Cuts Like A Knife,” and “Reckless.”
Bryan’s Instagram following: 939,000+ at @bryanadams.
Spotify monthly listeners: 15.3 million+ at Bryan Adams.
SoundCloud following: 47,900+ at Bryan Adams Official.
Morissette is a Canadian singer who hails from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is 47 years old; her birthday falls on the 1st of June, and her birth year is 1974.
Her birth name is Alanis Nadine Morissette. Like many other Canadian singers, she also holds two nationalities (Canadian and American).
She tied the knot with Mario Treadway (a famous hip-hop artist) in 2010, and, fortunately, they are still happily together and have three kids.
Alanis officially became a singer in 1986 and gave out her first/debut album five years later in 1991, named “Alanis.”
Then she released “Now Is The Time,” “Jagged Little Pill,” “Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie,” “Under Rug Swept,” and others.
Alanis’ Instagram following: 852,000+ at @alanis.
Spotify monthly listeners: 6.1 million+ at Alanis Morissette.
SoundCloud following: 160,000+ at Alanis Morissette.
You may know this Canadian singer from the classic and ever-green movie, Titanic, where he played the role of Thomas Andrews (the ship’s chief designer).
As much as he is famous as an actor, his singing skills are also great. He has been doing this, I mean singing, since 1958, and he gave out his first song in “Canada.”
His birth date is the 16th of March 1949, and he hails from London, Ontario, Canada.
It is a reality that he is more famous as an actor than as a singer. That means he doesn’t have any albums on his name. So, yeah, that’s it.
Garber’s Instagram following: 439,000+ at @therealvictorgarber.
Spotify monthly listeners: 59,500+ at Victor Garber.
SoundCloud following: Only 3 at Victor Garber.
Her birth name is Ruth Berhe. She was born on the 2nd of July 1995 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is 26 years old. Currently, she is signed with Columbia Records.
She became a singer and songwriter in 2013 and gave her first/debut album on the 5th of May 2017, named “Safe Haven.”
Her mom and dad were Africans who came from Ethiopia in the 80s. Ruth, in 2013, began posting her music videos on the Vine app and got some recognition from there.
“Moments In Between” was the second album that came out in 2021. Her hit songs are “Lost Boy,” “Superficial Love,” “Rare,” “Slow Fade,” “Dirty Nikes,” and others.
Ruth’s Instagram following: 374,000+ at @itsruthb.
Spotify monthly listeners: 18.5 million+ at Ruth B.
SoundCloud following: 21,400+ at Ruth B.
And last but not least, we have one of the most talented Canadian singers in the industry, Nelly Furtado, whose birth name is Nelly Kim Furtado.
She is 43 years old. Her birthday falls on the 2nd of December, and her birth year is 1978. She has two nationalities (Canadian and Portuguese). She became a singer in 1996.
Furtado was dating Jasper Gahunia from 2001 to 2005; they got separated. Then, in 2008, she married Demacio Castellon, and they also got separated in 2016.
Her debut album is “Whoa, Nelly!” which came out in 2000. Her other hits are “Folklore,” “Loose,” “Mi Plan,” “The Spirit Indestructible,” and others.
Nelly’s Instagram following: 262,000+ at @nellyfurtado.
Spotify monthly listeners: 16.9 million+ at Nelly Furtado.
SoundCloud following: Almost 14,000 at Nelly Furtado.
I have talked about some of the best Canadian singers and music artists in the industry. Among them, my favorites are Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes.
Let me know which of these Canadian singers are your favorites. Until next time. Thank You.