Here are some of the best bands from Canada ever, ranked by their level of fame. This Canadian musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous bands from Canada are included, as well as many underground Canadian artists.
This list of Canadian musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Canada bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.
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Albums: Let Go, My Happy Ending, Don't Tell Me, When You're Gone, Forbidden RoseAvril Ramona Lavigne (; French: [avʁil laviɲ]; born September 27, 1984) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain and by 16, she had... more
Albums: Harvest, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, After the Gold Rush, Tonight's the Night, On the BeachNeil Percival Young (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. After embarking on a music career in the 1960s, he moved to Los Angeles, where he formed Buffalo Springfield with... more
Albums: Falling into You, These Are Special Times, Miracle, Loved Me Back to Life, Céline Dion chante NoëlCéline Marie Claudette Dion (born 30 March 1968) is a Canadian singer. Born into a large family from Charlemagne, Quebec, she emerged as a teen star in her homeland with a series of French-language... more
Albums: Moving Pictures, 2112, Hemispheres, Permanent Waves, Fly by NightRush was a Canadian rock band consisting of Geddy Lee (bass, vocals, keyboards), Alex Lifeson (guitars), and Neil Peart (drums, percussion). Formed in 1968, the band went through several... more
Albums: Blue, Court and Spark, Ladies of the Canyon, The Hissing of Summer Lawns, CloudsRoberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell (née Anderson; born November 7, 1943) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Drawing from folk, pop, rock, and jazz, Mitchell's songs often reflect social and environmental... more
Albums: Jagged Little Pill, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, Under Rug Swept, Underneath, Jagged Little Pill AcousticAlanis Nadine Morissette (; born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian-American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Known for her emotive mezzo-soprano voice, Morissette began her career in... more
Albums: Come On Over, Up!, The Woman in Me, Man! I Feel Like a Woman!, Greatest HitsShania Twain, OC (; born Eilleen Regina Edwards; August 28, 1965) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actress. She has sold over 100 million records, making her the best-selling female artist in... more
Albums: Rockstar, All the Right Reasons, Photograph, How You Remind Me, Silver Side UpNickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake,... more
Albums: Reckless, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, 11, Bryan Adams, Room ServiceBryan Guy Adams (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist. He rose to fame in Canada and the United States with... more
Albums: Songs of Leonard Cohen, Songs of Love and Hate, Old Ideas, The Future, Live in LondonLeonard Norman Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet, and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and romantic... more
Albums: Funeral, The Suburbs, Neon Bible, Reflektor, Christmas AlbumArcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band, consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother William Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and... more
Albums: Loose, Whoa, Nelly!, Folklore, The Spirit IndestructibleNelly Kim Furtado (, Portuguese: [fuɾˈtaðu]; born December 2, 1978) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Furtado first gained fame with her debut album, Whoa, Nelly! (2000), which was a critical... more
Albums: Dreamboat Annie, Little Queen, Heart, These Dreams: Greatest Hits, Bebe Le StrangeHeart is a rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide. Over the group's history, it has had three primary lineups, with the constant center of the group... more
Albums: The Band, Music From Big Pink, The Last Waltz, Planet Waves, The Basement TapesThe Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group including Rick Danko (bass guitar, vocals, fiddle), Garth Hudson (keyboards, accordion, saxophone), Richard Manuel (keyboards, drums, vocals), Robbie... more
Albums: My Favorite HeadacheGeddy Lee Weinrib, (born Gary Lee Weinrib; July 29, 1953), known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist... more
Albums: One-X, Life Starts Now, Three Days Grace, Transit of Venus, The Collection: Three Days GraceThree Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997. Based in Toronto, the band's original line-up consisted of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing... more
Albums: Middle Cyclone, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood, Blacklisted, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight
Albums: Solace, Wintersong, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, The Freedom Sessions, TouchSarah Ann McLachlan, (born January 28, 1968) is a Canadian singer and songwriter known for her emotional ballads and mezzo-soprano vocal range. As of 2009 she had sold over 30 million albums... more
Albums: Drag, Hymns of the 49th Parallel, Watershed, A Wonderful World, Invincible SummerKathryn Dawn Lang (born November 2, 1961), known by her stylized stage name k.d. lang, is a Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress. Lang has won both Juno Awards and... more
Albums: All Killer No Filler, Does This Look Infected?, Underclass Hero, 8 Years of Blood, Sake and Tears 2000–2008Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario. Originally called Kaspir, the band was formed in 1996 and currently consists of lead vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist Deryck Whibley, guitarist... more
Albums: So Jealous, This Business of Art, The Con, If It Was You, SainthoodTegan and Sara are a Canadian indie pop band formed in 1998 in Calgary, Alberta, composed of identical twin sisters Tegan Rain Quin and Sara Keirsten Quin (born September 19, 1980). Both musicians... more
Albums: Anatomy of a Drum Solo, The Hockey ThemeNeil Ellwood Peart (September 12, 1952 – January 7, 2020) was a Canadian musician and writer best known as the drummer and primary lyricist of the rock band Rush. Peart received numerous awards for... more
Albums: Allied Forces, Never Surrender, Rock & Roll Machine, Triumph, Thunder SevenTriumph is a Canadian hard rock band formed in 1975 that was popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s, building on its reputation and success as a live band. Between the band's 16 albums and DVDs,... more
Albums: Broken Social Scene, You Forgot It in People, The Time Traveler's Wife, Feel Good Lost, Bee HivesBroken Social Scene is a Canadian indie rock band, a musical collective including as few as six and as many as nineteen members, formed by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning. Most of its members play in... more
Albums: The Reminder, Let It Die, Metals, 2007-04-26: Le Grand Rex, ParisLeslie Feist (born 13 February 1976) is a Canadian indie pop singer-songwriter and guitarist, performing both as a solo artist and as a member of the indie rock group Broken Social Scene. Feist... more