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One of the things that Canada has gone a great job internationally is exported out some of the greatest music artists throughout the world, not just within Canada and the US, however, globally. You can go anywhere within the North America, Europe or Asia and find people listening to some of the more popular artists that Canada has produced. With the influence of the technology and music scene from the US, this has only helped Canadian music artists to strive for greatness; however, the goal has been attained.

Canadian music artists transcend generation gaps, as the consistency of great acts has been evident from the 50s, all the way through the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and today. With some of the pioneers being Paul Anka, to Neil Young, to Bryan Adams, Shania Twain, Drake and Mia Martina that has also transcended to different music genres, Canadian music artists have been here, are here to stay, and will continue to evolve and grow thanks to a foundation that has been firmly laid over generations.

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Here is a list of Names of Canadian Music Artist.

Abdominal, Bryan Adams, Susan Aglukark, Bruce Aitken
Robert Aitken, Chuckie Akenz, Pierrette Alarie, Emma Albani,
Coco Love Alcorn, John Alcorn, Toya Alexis, Madeleine Allakariallak, Chad Allen – first lead singer for The Guess Who
Lillian Allen, Barbra Amesbury, Charlie Angus, Paul Anka classic 1950s pop, Alan Anton, Natalie Appleton she was the singer with the girl group All Saints.

Violet Archer, Jann Arden, Carolyn Arends very Contemporary Christian pop, Susie Arioli, Julian Armour, John Arpin, Talena Atfield
Athésia, Melissa Auf der Maur he is a rock guitarist (Hole, The Smashing Pumpkins), Eva Avila (She is the winner of Canadian Idol 2006). Mike Ayley, Marcel Aymar, Caroline.

B List

Sebastian Bach, Randy Bachman, Tal Bachman he is the son of Randy Bachman, Back Alley John, Bad News Brown, Bahamas, Carroll Baker, Long John Baldry, Buddy Banks, Jill Barber, Matthew Barber
Kim Barlow, Laura Barrett, Yank Barry, Miguel de la Bastide, Isabel Bayrakdarian best soprano, Bobby Bazini, Gary Beals R&B singer
Jaymz Bee, Dan Bejar, Roz Bell, Steve Bell, Belly Toronto rapper , songwriter, Dany Bédar, Daniel Bélanger Top Quebec singer, pop,

electro, rock, Quanteisha Benjamin, Willie P. Bennett, Ridley Bent ,
Barney Bentall, Moe Berg, Pursuit of Happiness, Art Bergmann,
Mario Bernardi, Geoff Berner Jewish klezmer/folk accordionist,
Larry Berrio, Salome Bey, Ed Bickert, Charlie Biddle, Dave Bidini,
Justin Bieber, Dan Bigras, Kim Bingham, Heather Bishop, Jaydee Bixby, Jully Black, Stacey Blades, Paul Bley, Omar Blondahl, La Bolduc, Jonas Bonnetta, Brian Borcherdt, Robi Botos – jazz pianist

John Bottomley, Gerry Boulet, Bill Bourne, Pierre Bouvier, Mitch Bowden, Liona Boyd, Tim Brady, David Bradstreet, Andru Branch – Russell Braun, Paul Brandt, Lenny Breau, Beverly Breckenridge

bassist for Fifth Column, Dean Brody, Lisa Brokop, Michael Brook –
Jon Brooks, Divine Brown (Toronto, Canada), Edwin Orion Brownell
Measha Brueggergosman, Paul Brunelle, Dan Bryk – singer-songwriter
Jim Bryson, Michael Bublé, Buck 65, Basia Bulat, George Burdi
Malcolm Burn, Louise Burns.

C List

Meryn Cadell, Cadence Weapon, Buddy Cage, John Allan, Cameron Cape Breton, James Campbell, Torquil Campbell, George Canyon,
Craig Cardiff, Paul Cargnello, Marie Carmen, Stef Carse, Wilf Carter
Andrew Cash, Peter Cash, Ian Casselman, Jennifer Castle, Cayouche – French, David Celia, CFCF, Keshia Chanté, Chantal Chamandy,
DJ Champion, Robert Charlebois, Gregory Charles, Rita Chiarelli,
Jane Child, Choclair, Charlene Choi, Tommy Chong, Christophe,
Julie Crochetière, Jarvis Church, Annabelle Chvostek,
Terri Clark, Alanna Clarke, Classified, David Clayton-Thomas,
Kevin Closs, Tom Cochrane, Bruce Cockburn, Leonard Cohen, Holly Cole, Naida Cole, Jason Collett, Dorothy Collins, Simon Collins – Chuck Comeau, Ray Condo, Chantal Condor, Tyler Connolly,
Jim Corcoran, Corneille, Rose Cousins, Deborah Cox, Jonny Craig,
Sara Craig, Jim Creeggan, Andy Creeggan, Colin Cripps, John Crossingham, Allison Crowe, Alex Cuba, Jim Cuddy,
Lori Cullen, Burton Cummings, Chris Cummings, Amelia Curran – Bobby Curtola.

D List

Dalbello, Heather Dale, Sean Dalton, Rick Danko – musician in The Band Mychael Danna – film composer
Tanya Davis – singer-songwriter and poet
Aselin Debison – celtic pop
Simone Denny – dance/house/pop/techno singer
Richard Desjardins – Quebec singer, rock, pop/poet/ecologic (see the movie “L’Erreur Boréale”)
Shawn Desman – pop/r&b singer
Dave “Rave” Desroches – singer-songwriter (Teenage Head, The Dave Rave Conspiracy)
David Desrosiers -bassist, backing vocals (Reset), (Simple Plan)
Paul Hayden Desser – singer-songwriter who records simply as Hayden
Angela Desveaux – singer-songwriter
Devon – rapper
Deadmau5 -House Artist
Alpha Yaya Diallo – guitarist and composer
Scott Dibble – singer-songwriter (Scott Dibble and Watertown)
Céline Dion – pop singer and diva
DL Incognito – rapper
Melanie Doane – guitarist, singer
Fefe Dobson – singer-songwriter
Brian Doerner – drummer, (Helix, My Wicked Twin, Saga)
Denny Doherty – singer in The Mamas & the Papas
Julie Doiron – singer-songwriter
Luke Doucet – singer-songwriter
Jerry Doucette – guitarist, singer-songwriter
Gordon Downie – singer in Tragically Hip
Aaryn Doyle – rapper and singer-songwriter
Alan Doyle – singer, guitarist (Great Big Sea)
Damhnait Doyle – pop singer-songwriter
Dr. Draw – electronic violinist, composer
Drake – rapper,singer
Kevin Drew – guitarist, singer-songwriter
Glen Drover – guitarist, (Megadeth, Eidolon)
Shawn Drover – drummer, (Megadeth, Eidolon)
Claude Dubois – pop singer-songwriter and musical theatre actor
Dumas – Québécois singer
Kyle Bobby Dunn – composer, musician, live performer
Melanie Durrant – R&B singer
Matt Dusk – jazz singer-songwriter
Phil Dwyer – jazz saxophonist
Jesse Aaron Dwyre – drummer] Howard Dyck – conductor and broadcaster

E List

Fred J. Eaglesmith – alternative country singer-songwriter
Chris Eaton – indie rock singer-songwriter
Gerald Eaton – R&B singer/producer (aka Jarvis Church)
Jerry Edmonton – drummer of Steppenwolf, his brother wrote Born to Be Wild under pseudonym Mars Bonfire
Kathleen Edwards – singer-songwriter
James Ehnes – violin virtuoso
Peter Elkas – singer-songwriter
Rik Emmett – singer-songwriter (former member of the rock band Triumph)
Esthero – singer-songwriter
Elise Estrada – pop singer
Eternia – rapper
Andre Ethier – rock singer-songwriter
Christine Evans – singer
George Evans – jazz vocalist
Gil Evans – pianist and arranger
Eva Everything – New Wave pop singer and television composer
Bob Ezrin – musician-producer of rock’n’roll classic album The Wall by Pink Floyd

F List

Andrew F – singer-songwriter/pop rock singer
Julie Fader – folk-pop singer-songwriter and keyboardist
Bruce Fairbairn – musician/producer of bands like Aerosmith, Bon Jovi and Loverboy
Percy Faith – composer
Todd Fancey – bassist with The New Pornographers and singer-songwriter
Mylène Farmer – singer
Stephen Fearing – singer-songwriter
Leslie Feist – pop singer-songwriter
Kate Fenner – singer-songwriter
Jay Ferguson – power pop singer/songwriter/guitarist, Sloan
Maynard Ferguson – jazz band leader, trumpet
Danny Fernandes – pop singer
Ferron – folk singer-songwriter
Janina Fialkowska – pianist
Jeremy Fisher – singer-songwriter
Brent Fitz – drummer and pianist (member of Theory of a Deadman, Alice Cooper, Vince Neil, Union)
Jon-Rae Fletcher – rock singer-songwriter
Sue Foley – blues singer-songwriter
Roy Forbes – folk music singer-songwriter
Frazey Ford – folk music guitarist singer-songwriter (The Be Good Tanyas)
Maureen Forrester – contralto
Judith Forst – operatic mezzo soprano
Amanda Forsyth – cellist
Fred Fortin – rock singer-songwriter, guitarist and drummer
David Foster – composer
George Fox – country singer-songwriter
David Francey – folk singer-songwriter
Allan Fraser – folk singer-songwriter, formerly of Fraser & DeBolt
Matt Frenette – drummer (Headpins, Loverboy, Streetheart)
Fresh I.E. – Christian rapper
Alan Frew – singer/songwriter for Glass Tiger
Aaron Funk – breakcore artist
Lewis Furey – rock singer-songwriter and film music composer
Nelly Furtado – singer-songwriter, record producer and actress

G List

B. B. Gabor – Hungarian-born new wave artist
André Gagnon – pianist and composer
John Harvey Gahan – virtuoso violinist
Jonathan Gallant – Billy Talent’s bassist
Lennie Gallant – singer-songwriter
Patsy Gallant – Quebec singer
Gale Garnett – singer-songwriter of the 1964 Top 10 Hit We’ll Sing in the Sunshine
Amos Garrett – guitarist, singer
Garou – Québécois singer
Karina Gauvin – soprano
Hannah Georgas – singer-songwriter
Billy Georgette – jazz pianist
Jian Ghomeshi – singer, broadcaster, writer, and producer
Joel Gibb – singer-songwriter (The Hidden Cameras)
Tim Gilbertson – singer-songwriter
Nick Gilder – singer-songwriter Hot Child in the City
Martin Giroux – Québécois singer
Goddo (Greg Godovitz) – singer, bass guitarist
Adam Gontier – lead singer of Three Days Grace
Matthew Good – singer-songwriter (Matthew Good Band)
Myles Goodwyn – singer-songwriter, guitarist (April Wine)
James Gordon – singer-songwriter
Valery Gore – singer-songwriter
Rex Goudie – singer-songwriter (2005 Canadian Idol runner-up)
Glenn Gould – pianist, composer, philosopher
Robert Goulet – crooner
Lawrence Gowan – rock singer (solo, Styx)
Aubrey Drake Graham – rapper and singer
Max Graham – House DJ
Tommy Graham – singer
Sebastien Grainger (Death from Above 1979)
Gil Grand – country singer-songwriter
Jenn Grant – singer-songwriter
Dallas Green – singer-songwriter, guitarist (Alexisonfire, City and Colour)
Brian Greenway – guitarist, harmonicist, vocalist (April Wine, Mashmakhan)
Joey Gregorash
Adam Gregory – country musician
Emm Gryner – singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist
Paul Gross – singer, songwriter, actor, producent
Jim Guthrie – singer-songwriter, sweetheart
Bruce Guthro – singer-songwriter, lead vocalist of Scottish group Runrig

H List

Mike Hall – guitarist rock, blues Killer Dwarfs, Helix,Foot in Cold Water, solo
Emily Haines – singer-songwriter (also member of Metric, Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton and Broken Social Scene)
Marc-André Hamelin – pianist
Mark Hamilton – frontman of Woodpigeon
Marie-Lynn Hammond – folk singer
Gerry Hannah – bass player of Subhumans
Buster Harding – jazz pianist, composer and arranger
Hagood Hardy – jazz vibraphonist, pianist best known for his smash hit The Homecoming
Sarah Harmer – singer-songwriter
Ofra Harnoy – cellist
Barry Harris – dance music DJ, remixer and musician
Mike Harrison – bassist
Corey Hart – singer
Ron Hawkins – singer-songwriter
Ronnie Hawkins – American-born singer is a naturalized Canadian
Richie Hawtin – techno musician-dj/producer
Oliver Haze – singer-songwriter
Terra Hazelton – jazz singer
Jeff Healey – blind guitar virtuoso and singer
Kevin Hearn – singer-songwriter (Barenaked Ladies)
Thomas Hellman – jazz/pop singer
Bill Henderson – lead singer/songwriter for Chilliwack
Ben Heppner – operatic tenor
Mikey Heppner – guitarist and singer-songwriter for Priestess
Angela Hewitt – pianist
Rebekah Higgs – singer-songwriter
Dan Hill – pop singer
Veda Hille – singer-songwriter
Shiloh – pop singer and songwriter
Jacob Hoggard – lead singer of Hedley
Steve Holt – pianist, singer-songwriter
Paul Horn – flute player
Luke Hoskin – lead guitar player (Protest the Hero)
Garth Hudson – musician in The Band
Paul Humphrey – singer/songwriter (Blue Peter)
Alex Zhang Hungtai – indie rock singer and songwriter who performs as Dirty Beaches
Tommy Hunter – singer who had his own CBC TV show
Timothy Hutchins – flute player
Heather Hutchison – singer-songwriter and pianist
Paul Hyde – singer/songwriter with Payola$
Ron Hynes – Newfoundland folk singer-songwriter
Hedley – Pop / rock band

I List

Norman Iceberg – pop singer
Lucie Idlout – rock singer
Chin Injeti – R&B singer
May Irwin – vaudeville singer
Elisapie Isaac – singer-songwriter
Orin Isaacs – bandleader and bass guitarist

J List

Lenni Jabour – pop singer-songwriter
Susan Jacks – pop singer
Terry Jacks – pop singer-songwriter, producer
Jacynthe – pop singer
Colin James – blues and rock musician
Paul Janz – singer-songwriter
Olivier Jarda – singer-songwriter
Jemeni – hip-hop/R&B singer
Mendelson Joe
Alexz Johnson – singer-songwriter, actress
Carolyn Dawn Johnson – country singer-songwriter
Martha Johnson – singer, songwriter best known as the vocalist for the 1980s new wave band, Martha and the Muffins
Molly Johnson – rock and jazz vocalist
Taborah Johnson (aka Tabby Johnson) – jass/rock singer
France Joli – disco singer
Bodhi Jones – singer-songwriter
G.B. Jones – guitarist, drummer (Fifth Column)
Jeff Jones – rock bassist, singer
Miles Jones – rapper, singer-songwriter, producer
Oliver Jones – jazz pianist
Jorane – cellist, singer-songwriter
Marc Jordan – singer-songwriter
Sass Jordan – rock singer, judge on Canadian Idol
Michelle Josef – drummer
Leila Bronia Josefowicz – Virtuoso Violinist
Martha Joy – singer

K List

K.Maro – R&B, rap musician, producer
K’naan – rapper
k-os – rapper/hip-hop musician
Connie Kaldor – singer, songwriter, poet
Kamau – hip-hop musician
John Kay – lead singer of Steppenwolf
Michael Kaeshammer
Kardinal Offishall – rapper
Kathleen – Quebec pop singer
Katie B – singer-songwriter (formerly with Jakalope)
Sherry Kean
James Keelaghan – singer, songwriter
Jesse F. Keeler – (Death from Above 1979, Femme Fatale, MSTRKRFT)
Greg Keelor – singer-songwriter, guitarist Blue Rodeo, solo
Simeonie Keenainak – accordionist
Joey Keithley – aka Joey “Shithead” Vancouver punk rock singer, guitarist, D.O.A., political and environmental activist
Geoffrey Kelly – celtic-folk musician, singer Spirit of the West, The Paperboys
Sean Kelly – singer, guitarist (Crash Kelly)
Kid Koala – hip-hop artist
Andy Kim – singer, songwriter, pop musician of Sugar, Sugar fame
Kiva – harmonic overtone singer, keyboardist, worldbeat/jazz artist
Trish Klein – folk music guitarist singer-songwriter (The Be Good Tanyas)
Billy Klippert – rock musician
Moe Koffman – legendary jazz artist
Benjamin Kowalewicz – frontman of Billy Talent
Dan and Ryan Kowarsky – singers, members of RyanDan and b4-4
Nik Kozub – bassist (Veal), keyboardist (Shout Out Out Out Out), remixer (The Paronomasiac)
Serouj Kradjian – pianist and composer
Norbert Kraft – guitarist
Diana Krall – jazz singer, pianist
Chantal Kreviazuk – singer-songwriter
David Kristian – film composer, electronic musician
Kyrie Kristmanson – singer-songwriter
Chad Kroeger – singer, guitarist Nickelback
Spencer Krug – singer-songwriter (Fifths of Seven, Frog Eyes, Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, Swan Lake)
Kyprios – hip hop musician

L List

James LaBrie – singer-songwriter Dream Theater
Kathryn Ladano – bass clarinetist
Corky Laing – drummer with band Mountain who played Woodstock
Mary Jane Lamond – Gaelic singer
k.d. lang – country punk and diva
Steve Lang – bassist, (April Wine, Mashmakhan)
Robert Langevin – flute player
Daniel Lanois – composer, produced U2 albums
André Laplante – pianist
Eric Lapointe – Quebec rock
Pierre Lapointe – Quebec pop, rock, funk
Grit Laskin – folk singer and luthier
Henry Lau – violinist, singer, dancer, member of Super Junior- M
Carole Laure – Quebec pop/folk singer
Avril Lavigne – singer, songwriter, musician
Daniel Lavoie – singer-songwriter
Nathan Lawr – singer-songwriter
Grant Lawrence – rock singer and radio personality
Félix Leclerc – Quebec singer-songwriter
Jean Leclerc – Quebec singer-songwriter (formerly Jean Leloup)
Sebastien Lefebvre – rhythm guitarist and backing vocals (Simple Plan)
Lederhosen Lucil – singer-songwriter
Geddy Lee – singer, bassist, keyboardist (Rush)
Jess Lee – country singer-songwriter
Lee Kum-Sing – classical pianist
Ranee Lee – jazz singer, drummer and tenor saxophonist
Sook-Yin Lee – rock singer-songwriter and broadcaster
Mike Levine – bassist and keyboardist
Andrea Lewis – singer
Glenn Lewis – R&B singer
Neil Leyton – rock singer and guitarist
Alex Lifeson – guitarist Rush
Murray Lightburn – indie-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist
Gordon Lightfoot – voted Canada’s favourite singer-songwriter
LIGHTS – singer-songwriter
Lindy – singer-songwriter
Aaron Lines – country musician
Guy Lombardo – big band leader
Rich London – rapper
Oscar Lopez – Latin folk guitarist
Louis Lortie – pianist
Alexina Louie – pianist
Larissa Loyva — singer-songwriter
Luba – female pop singer
Chris “Old Man” Luedecke – folk singer/songwriter
Sekou Lumumba – drummer
Corb Lund – country singer/songwriter
Loma Lyns – country singer

M List

Amanda Mabro – singer/songwriter
Galt MacDermot – composer/musician wrote the music for Hair
Colin MacDonald – singer/guitarist, (The Trews)
John-Angus MacDonald – guitarist, (The Trews)
Maggie MacDonald – singer/keyboardist (The Hidden Cameras, Kids on TV)
Kris MacFarlane – independent drummer/multi-instrumentalist (Great Big Sea, Paperboys)
Fiona MacGillivray – singer/instrumentalist (The Cottars)
Ryan MacGrath – singer-songwriter
Ashley MacIsaac – violinist
Tara MacLean – singer-songwriter
Catherine MacLellan – singer-songwriter
Gene MacLellan – singer-songwriter
Brian Macleod (1952–1992) – songwriter and music producer, best known as a member of the bands Chilliwack and The Headpins
Buddy MacMaster – violinist
Natalie MacMaster – violinist/stepdancer
Kevin MacMichael – guitarist (Cutting Crew)
Rita MacNeil – country and folk singer
Travis MacRae – folk and blues artist, singer-songwriter
Madagascar Slim – folk and blues guitarist
Maestro – hip hop musician who sang “Let Your Backbone Slide”
Raine Maida – singer for Our Lady Peace, songwriter/producer
Charlie Major – singer/songwriter
Kate Maki – country rock singer-songwriter
Ryan Malcolm – lead singer for Low Level Flight, first Canadian Idol winner
Manafest – hip hop musician
Dan Mangan – singer-songwriter
John Mann – rock singer (Spirit of the West)
Dayna Manning – singer-songwriter
Catherine Manoukian – violinist
Richard Manuel – musician in The Band
Carolyn Mark — singer-songwriter
Richard Margison – operatic tenor
Frank Marino – guitarist, vocalist Mahogany Rush
Gerry Markman – rock guitarist from The Lincolns
Amanda Marshall – singer-songwriter
Lois Marshall – soprano
Béatrice Martin – singer-songwriter and pianist also known as Cœur de pirate
Jeff Martin – singer-songwriter (The Tea Party)
Dutch Mason – blues artist
Massari – R&B singer
Ken Masters – rapper
Jake Mathews – country singer-songwriter
Romi Mayes – country singer
Séan McCann – singer-songwriter, guitarist Great Big Sea
Bill McBirnie – jazz/Latin flutist (Extreme Flute)
Eamon McGrath – Edmonton based punk rock musician
Blake McGrath – pop singer
Loreena McKennitt – celtic-inspired musician, vocalist and entrepreneur
Sarah McLachlan – singer-songwriter
Murray McLauchlan – singer-songwriter
Melissa McClelland – singer-songwriter
Chris McGale – jazz and country swing violinist born in Cobalt, Ontario
Anna McGarrigle – folk singer-songwriter (Kate and Anna McGarrigle)
Kate McGarrigle – folk singer-songwriter (Kate and Anna McGarrigle)
Colin McPhee – classical composer and musicologist
Holly McNarland – singer-songwriter
Trevor McNevan – lead singer and main songwriter for bands Thousand Foot Krutch and FM Static
Linda McRae – singer-songwriter Spirit of the West , and solo
Glen Meadmore – punk/rock musician
Michie Mee – rapper
Brian Melo – singer, winner of Canadian Idol 2007
Jerry Mercer – drummer, background vocalist (April Wine, Mashmakhan, and The Wackers)
Don Messer – fiddler
Lynn Miles – folk singer-songwriter
Amy Millan – singer-songwriter (also member of Stars and Broken Social Scene)
Tim Millar – rhythm guitar player (Protest the Hero)
Darby Mills – lead singer of The Headpins
Frank Mills – pianist
Kenneth G. Mills – pianist, conductor, composer
Matt Minglewood
Ben Mink – guitarist, violinist (k.d. lang, Geddy Lee, Rush)
Ruth Minnikin – singer-songwriter
Joni Mitchell – folk and jazz artist, painter
Kim Mitchell – guitarist, singer, songwriter and radio personality
Mitsou – pop singer
Dave Moffatt – pop/rock keyboardist and singer
Montag – electronic musician
Jacob Moon – singer, songwriter, guitarist
Darren Moore – Harlequin member, Living Under Venus founder, wrote theme for Tampa Bay Rays, wrote theme for Toronto Blue Jays
Gil Moore – drummer and vocalist for Triumph
Katie Moore – singer-songwriter
Mae Moore – singer-songwriter
Rick Moranis – singer, actor
Alanis Morissette – rock singer
Geoffrey Moull – conductor and pianist
Chris Murphy – power pop singer/songwriter/bassist, Sloan
Anne Murray – country/pop singer
Alannah Myles – rock singer
Art Murphy – singer-songwriter

N List

Bif Naked – punk/pop singer
Namullim – indie pop/dance
Nardwuar the Human Serviette
Nash the Slash – multi-instrumental rock performer
Haydain Neale – soul/R&B/jazz singer-songwriter
Carl Newman – guitarist and songwriter for The New Pornographers
Yannick Nézet-Séguin – conductor
Billy Newton-Davis – R&B/jazz/gospel singer-songwriter
Graph Nobel – Hip-hop/R&B rapper and singer-songwriter
Sierra Noble – singer, songwriter, fiddler.
Bob Nolan – country singer-songwriter and member of the Sons of the Pioneers
Faith Nolan – jazz singer-songwriter and guitarist
Craig Norris – rock singer and radio personality
Craig Northey – rock singer and member of Odds
Aldo Nova – rock/pop artist
George Nozuka – singer
Justin Nozuka – singer/writer

O List

Maggie Blue O’Hara – singer, actress, voice artist
Mary Margaret O’Hara – pop/rock singer-songwriter
Melissa O’Neil – pop singer (winner of Canadian Idol 2005)
Nivek Ogre – industrial rock singer
Oh Susanna – alternative country singer
Jenny Omnichord — indie pop singer-songwriter
Moka Only – rapper
Maren Ord – pop singer
Achilla Orru – lukembé player
Lindi Ortega – singer-songwriter
Walter Ostanek – polka musician and accordionist
John Oswald – composer
Peter Oundjian – violinist and conductor

P List

Steven Page – singer-songwriter formerly with the Barenaked Ladies
Michel Pagliaro – Montreal born bilingual singer, songwriter, and guitarist
Owen Pallett – indie pop singer and violinist (Final Fantasy)
Bruce Palmer – member of Buffalo Springfield
Charlie Panigoniak – Inuit singer-songwriter and guitarist
Kathleen Parlow – Classical violin
Sarina Paris – techno singer
Jon Kimura Parker – classical pianist
Evalyn Parry – folk singer-songwriter
Mark Parry – guitarist
Samantha Parton – folk music multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter (The Be Good Tanyas)
Trevor W. Payne – gospel/R&B singer/composer
Peaches – electroclash/dance punk singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
Ryan Peake – guitarist (Nickelback)
Neil Peart – drummer, percussionist, lyricist (Rush)
Patrick Pentland – power pop singer/songwriter/guitarist (Sloan)
Colleen Peterson – country singer-songwriter
Oscar Peterson – jazz pianist
Billy Pettinger- Singer-songwriter
Stu Phillips – country singer
Pascale Picard – Quebec singer
Paul Piché – Quebec singer
Joel Plaskett – alternative rock musician
Jason Plumb – singer-songwriter
Poizunus – DJ/human beatbox
Steve Poltz – singer-songwriter (known for collaboration with Jewel)
Carole Pope – new wave rock/pop singer
Kalan Porter – singer-songwriter (winner of Canadian Idol 2004)
Shelley Posen – folklorist and songwriter
Roxanne Potvin – blues singer-songwriter
Daniel Powter – singer-songwriter
Lights Poxleitner – dream pop singer/song writer
Promise – hip-hop rapper/singer-songwriter
Don Pyle – drummer (Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, Fifth Column)

Q List

Quanteisha — singer
Sara Quin – singer-songwriter-producer (Tegan and Sara)
Tegan Quin – singer-songwriter-producer (Tegan and Sara)

R List

Raffi – folk/pop singer-songwriter
Alcvin Ramos – shakuhachi, solo & ensemble
Jan Randall – film composer
Josh Ramsay – Lead singer of Marianas Trench
Josh Reichmann – singer-songwriter (Tangiers, Jewish Legend)
Ginette Reno – Quebec singing legend
Mike Reno – singer (Loverboy)
Jesse Rivest – singer-songwriter
Kyle Riabko – singer/guitarist
Ian Robb – folk musician
Brad Roberts – singer for Crash Test Dummies
Sam Roberts – rock musician
Ed Robertson – singer-songwriter with Barenaked Ladies
Robbie Robertson – singer-songwriter and musician in The Band
Alex J. Robinson – country singer-songwriter
Bob Rock – singer/songwriter with Payola$ and producer of Metallica
Andrew Rodriguez – singer-songwriter
Garnet Rogers – singer-songwriter
Kate Rogers – singer-songwriter
Nathan Rogers – singer-songwriter
Stan Rogers – folk musician
Daniel Romano – folk/country and indie rock musician
Adolphe-Basile Routhier (8 May 1839 – 27 June 1920) – lyricist of the original French version of the Canadian national anthem “O Canada”
Spookey Ruben – singer-songwriter
Justin Rutledge – alt-country singer-songwriter
Deric Ruttan – country singer-songwriter
Serena Ryder – folk/pop singer-songwriter

S List

Shakura S’Aida – blues/jazz singer-songwriter
Martine St-Clair – pop singer
Buffy Sainte-Marie – singer, songwriter, artist, activist
Samian – rapper
Gordie Sampson – blues/rock singer
Chase Sanborn – jazz trumpet player
Curtis Santiago – dance rock singer-songwriter
Ivana Santilli – R&B singer
Saukrates – rapper
Andrew Scott – power pop singer/songwriter/drummer, Sloan
Dazzer Scott – drummer/programmer, Die Mannequin
Jack Scott – early rock and roll singer
Jennifer Scott – jazz singer and pianist
Jonathan Seet – singer-songwriter
Lorraine Segato – singer-songwriter
Jay Semko – singer-songwriter and bass player
Ron Sexsmith – singer-songwriter
Shad – rapper
Paul Shaffer – musical director
Remy Shand – R&B/soul singer
Bernie Shaw – rock singer from Uriah Heep
Buzz Shearman – rock singer-songwriter (Moxy), (Leigh Ashford)
Stefie Shock – Quebec pop, funk
Howard Shore – Grammy Award-winning composer, best known for composing the scores to The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and films of David Cronenberg
Shotgun Jimmie – singer-songwriter
Jane Siberry – singer-songwriter
Lucas Silveira – rock singer/guitarist
Liberty Silver – R&B singer
Nathalie Simard – pop singer
René Simard – pop singer
Denis Simpson – singer
Shane Simpson – guitar virtuoso and singer-songwriter
Sixtoo – hip hop DJ & MC
Amy Sky – singer-songwriter
Sarah Slean – singer, songwriter, pianist
Berris Smith – rapper
Laura Smith – folk singer
Maybe Smith – indie pop singer-songwriter
Dan Snaith – songwriter
Floyd Sneed – rock drummer
Bob Snider – folk singer-songwriter
Jason Sniderman – keyboardist (Blue Peter)
Snow – reggae/rap/pop musician
Hank Snow – country & western singer
Bryce Soderberg – bassist for Lifehouse
Viviana Sofronitsky – pianist
Theresa Sokyrka – best known as Canadian Idol semi finalist
Solitair – rapper
Aaron Solowoniuk – Billy Talent’s drummer
Harry Somers – composer
Martina Sorbara – folk-pop singer
Jay Sparrow – rock singer-songwriter
Rae Spoon – folk/indie singer-songwriter
Tony “Wild T” Springer – blues/rock guitarist
Frederick Squire – rock singer/guitarist (Shotgun & Jaybird, Calm Down It’s Monday)
Leeroy Stagger – singer-songwriter
Ethel Stark – violinist and conductor
Kinnie Starr – singer-songwriter
Lucille Starr – singer
Cassie Steele – singer-songwriter and actress
Katie Stelmanis – singer-songwriter
Ian Stephens punk rock musician
Tyler Stewart – drummer
Jeff Stinco – lead guitarist (Simple Plan)
Andy Stochansky – singer-songwriter and former drummer for Ani DiFranco
Kim Stockwood – singer
Jayme Stone – banjoist and composer
Miranda Stone – singer-songwriter
Amanda Stott – singer
Byron Stroud – bassist for Strapping Young Lad and Fear Factory
Mark Sultan – singer-songwriter, Sultan Records founder
Harold Sumberg – violinist
Cree Summer – rock/alternative singer
Michelle Sweeney – jazz singer
Skye Sweetnam – singer-songwriter
Tomi Swick – singer-songwriter
Ember Swift – singer-songwriter
Kurt Swinghammer – singer-songwriter
Jack Syperek – bassist, (The Trews)

T List

Tanya Tagaq – Inuit throat singer and folk singer
Tamia – R&B singer
Tablo – rapper from Epik High
Tegan and Sara – Twin duo
Theo Tams – singer-songwriter, winner of Canadian Idol 2008
Eva Tanguay – vaudeville singer
Tariq – singer-songwriter and radio personality
Bobby Taylor – R&B singer-songwriter
Dione Taylor – jazz singer
Julian Taylor – rock singer
Tebey – country singer and general market songwriter
Mark Templeton – electro-acoustic musician
David Clayton Thomas – singer from Blood, Sweat and Tears
Ian Thomas – singer-songwriter, actor and author
Don Thompson – jazz musician
Jamie Thompson – drummer, beat-maker, a good guy
Nicholas Thorburn – Islands (band)’s main-man
Ian Thornley – singer-songwriter
Georges Thurston – soul singer
Martin Tielli – singer-songwriter for Rheostatics
Margo Timmins – singer for Cowboy Junkies
Ken Tobias – singer-songwriter
Amon Tobin – electronic musician
Maylee Todd – pop singer
Yvette Tollar – jazz singer, composer
Marie-Chantal Toupin – Francophone pop singer
Devin Townsend – multi instrumentalist; metal guitarist, songwriter
Lucie Blue Tremblay – folk singer-songwriter
Domenic Troiano – guitarist
Valerie Tryon – pianist
Pat Travers – rock guitarist
Kreesha Turner – R&B singer
Shania Twain – country/pop singer
Jessica Tyler – singer-songwriter and actress
Ian Tyson – folk singer
Sylvia Tyson – singer-songwriter, guitarist

U List

Shari Ulrich – folk/rock singer-songwriter
David Usher – rock singer-songwriter (formerly of Moist)

V List

Vaï – hip-hop singer
Elizabeth Anka Vajagic – post-rock singer and guitarist
Valdy – singer/songwriter
Gilles Valiquette – rock singer and guitarist
Jim Vallance – songwriter
Randy Vancourt – pop singer-songwriter, theatre and TV composer
Chad VanGaalen – singer-songwriter
Vanity – singer, model
Gino Vannelli – rock singer
Reg Vermue – singer-songwriter (“Gentleman Reg”)
Jon Vickers – operatic tenor
Daniel Victor – rock musician (Neverending White Lights)
Gilles Vigneault – singer-songwriter
Claude Vivier – classical composer
Florent Vollant – Quebec aboriginal singer
Roch Voisine – singer-songwriter
Brian Vollmer – rock singer (Helix)

W List

Martha Wainwright – folk-pop singer
Rufus Wainwright – folk-pop singer
Rody Walker – lead singer (Protest the Hero)
Adrian Waller – operatic tenor and recitalist
Chris Wardman – songwriter/guitarist (Blue Peter)
Andy Warren – singer-songwriter
Jackie Washington – blues/folk singer-songwriter and guitarist
Sneezy Waters – singer-songwriter
Patrick Watson – singer-songwriter
Hilary Weaver – singer-songwriter
Zack Werner – artist, producer, entertainment lawyer and manager
Daniel Wesley – singer-songwriter
Jim West – guitar player for “Weird Al” Yankovic
Phil Western – drummer, programmer for Download
Dawud Wharnsby-Ali – singer-songwriter
Deryck Whibley – singer/songwriter (Sum 41)
Bill White – Composer/Choral Group Leader
Nancy White – singer-songwriter and musical satirist
Portia White – operatic contralto
Rick White – Singer/Guitarist/Songwriter (Eric’s Trip)
Andrew Whiteman – singer, songwriter and guitarist (Broken Social Scene, Bourbon Tabernacle Choir, Apostle of Hustle)
Jenny Whiteley – folk/country singer-songwriter
David Wiffen – folk singer-songwriter
David Wilcox – Blues guitarist/singer
Richie Wilcox – singer
Healey Willan – organist and composer
Tom Wilson – singer-songwriter
Jesse Winchester – singer-songwriter
Kurt Winter – guitarist, songwriter with The Guess Who
Bob Wiseman – pianist and songwriter
Karl Wolf
Royal Wood – singer-songwriter
Donovan Woods – singer-songwriter
Hawksley Workman – singer-songwriter
Jenna Loren Wright – environmental singer-songwriter
Michelle Wright – country singer-songwriter

Y List

Nikki Yanovsky – singer
Zal Yanovsky – member of The Lovin’ Spoonful
Lori Yates – country singer
d’bi Young – dub poet
Neil Young – singer-songwriter and guitarist

Z List

Alfie Zappacosta – singer, actor
Maurice Zbriger – violinist, composer & conductor
Liping Zhang – Soprano
Joel Zifkin – electric violinist, songwriter, composer
Joel Zimmerman – DJ and producer aka Deadmau5

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