Canada List of Famous Bands from Canada

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List of Canada bands, listed by their level of fame. This Canada musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Canada bands are included, as well as many Canada musicians of underground status. This list of Canada 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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Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian-French singer and songwriter. She was born in Belleville, Ontario, and spent most of her youth in the town of Napanee. By the age of 15, she had appeared on ...more

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Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge Neil Young is a singer-songwriter, Musician,film score composer, film producer, film director, actor and screenwriter.

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Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music Celine Dion is a Canadian Singer born on March 30, 1968. She entered the music industry at an early age. She has won a lot of awards over the last two decades and is one of the most famous ...more

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Rush is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal Rush is a Canadian rock band formed in August 1968 in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario. The band is composed of bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee; guitarist and ...more

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Joni Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Pop music, Folk music, Folk jazz Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell, CC, is a Canadian singer-songwriter and painter. Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in Saskatchewan and Western Canada and then busking in the ...more

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Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American alternative rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actress. She has won 16 Juno Awards and seven Grammy Awards, was nominated for ...more

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Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Country pop, Pop music, Rock music Shania Twain, OC is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Twain is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, having sold over 75 million albums worldwide. She is also the best selling ...more

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Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, ...more

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Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock Bryan Guy Adams, OC OBC is a Canadian singer, musician, producer, actor, social activist, and photographer. Adams has been one of the most successful figures of the world of rock music during ...more

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Leonard Cohen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Synthpop, Pop music, Spoken word Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ is a Canadian singer–songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. His work has explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. Cohen has ...more

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Arcade Fire is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Indie pop, Alternative rock, Art rock Arcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard ...more

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Nelly Furtado is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Hip hop music, Rock music, Latin American music Nelly Kim Furtado is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She has sold 20 million albums worldwide and more than 20 million singles, bringing her total sales to over 40 million records around the ...more

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Heart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide. Over the group's four-decade history, the band has had three primary lineups, with ...more

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The Band is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group that originally consisted of Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Robbie Robertson. The members of the Band first came ...more

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Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Heavy metal, Progressive rock, Hard rock Geddy Lee Weinrib, OC, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush. Lee ...more

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Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal Groundswell is the former name of the band Three Days Grace.

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Neko Case is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Americana, Folk rock, Alternative country Neko Richelle Case is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her solo career and her contributions as a member of the Canadian indie rock group The New Pornographers.

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Sarah McLachlan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Piano rock Sarah Ann McLachlan, OC, OBC is a Canadian musician, singer, songwriter, and pianist. Known for her emotional ballads and mezzo-soprano vocal range, as of 2009, she has sold over 40 million ...more

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k.d. lang is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Folk music Kathryn Dawn Lang, OC, known by her stage name k.d. lang, is a Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress. Lang has won both Juno Awards and Grammy Awards for her musical ...more

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Sum 41 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Pop punk, Rapcore, Melodic hardcore Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario, Canada. The band was formed in 1996 and as of 2014 consists of members Deryck Whibley, Tom Thacker, and Jason McCaslin. In April 2013, former ...more

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Tegan and Sara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Indie pop, Synthpop, Indie Tegan and Sara is a Canadian indie rock/indie pop duo formed in 1995 in Calgary, Alberta, composed of identical twin sisters Tegan Rain Quin and Sara Keirsten Quin. Both musicians are ...more

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Neil Peart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Progressive metal, Swing music, Heavy metal Neil Ellwood Peart, OC, is a Canadian musician and author. He is the drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart has received numerous awards for his musical performances, and is known ...more

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Triumph is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock Triumph is a Canadian hard rock power trio that was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Between the band's 16 albums and DVDs, Triumph has received 18 gold and 9 platinum awards in ...more

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Broken Social Scene is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Shoegazing, Experimental rock, Dream pop Broken Social Scene is a Canadian indie rock band, a musical collective including as few as six and as many as nineteen members, formed in 1999 by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning. Most of its ...more

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Feist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Indie pop, Anti-folk, Folk music Leslie Feist, known professionally as Feist, is a Canadian indie pop singer-songwriter, performing both as a solo artist and as a member of the indie rock group Broken Social Scene. Feist ...more

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The Guess Who is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Pop music The Guess Who are a Canadian rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Initially gaining recognition in Canada, the group also found international success from the late 1960s through the mid-1970s with ...more

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Michael Bublé is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Adult contemporary music, Lounge music, Pop music Michael Steven Bublé is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actor. He became a naturalized Italian citizen in 2005. He has won several awards, including four Grammy Awards and multiple Juno ...more

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Carly Rae Jepsen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Bubblegum pop, Disco, Country pop Carly Rae Jepsen is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actress. Jepsen's breakthrough came in 2012 after her single "Call Me Maybe" was boosted to significant mainstream popularity. As ...more

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Bachman–Turner Overdrive is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Boogie rock, Rock music, Hard rock Bachman–Turner Overdrive is a Canadian rock group from Winnipeg, Manitoba, that had a series of hit albums and singles in the 1970s, selling over 7 million albums in that decade alone. Their ...more

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Voivod is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Industrial metal Voivod is a Canadian heavy metal band from Jonquière, Québec. Their musical style has changed several times since the band's origin in the early 1980s. Starting out as a speed ...more

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Barenaked Ladies is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music Barenaked Ladies is a Canadian rock band. The band is currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart. Barenaked Ladies formed in 1988 in Scarborough, Ontario. ...more

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Simple Plan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Pop punk, Pop music, Emo Simple Plan is a Canadian rock band from Montréal, Québec, that formed in 1999 consisting of lead vocalist Pierre Bouvier, drummer Chuck Comeau, lead guitarist Jeff Stinco, rhythm ...more

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April Wine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Rock music, Hard rock April Wine is a Canadian rock band formed in 1969. Originally based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the band enjoyed international success in the 1970s and 80s, releasing more than 20 albums since

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Peaches is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Synthpunk, Riot grrrl, Dance-punk Merrill Beth Nisker, better known by her stage name Peaches, is a Canadian electronic musician and performance artist who lives in Berlin, Germany. Her songs are noted for disregarding ...more

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The New Pornographers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Jangle pop, Indie pop, Pop rock The New Pornographers is a Canadian indie rock band formed in 1999 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Anne Murray is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Adult contemporary music, Country pop, Pop music Morna Anne Murray CC ONS, known professionally as Anne Murray, is a Canadian singer in pop, country, and adult contemporary music whose albums have sold over 54 million copies worldwide as of ...more

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Jeff Healey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Blues-rock, Rock music, Jazz Norman Jeffrey "Jeff" Healey was a blind Canadian jazz and blues-rock vocalist and guitarist who attained musical and personal popularity, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Bif Naked is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music Bif Naked is a Canadian singer-songwriter, actress and motivational speaker.

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Tamia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul Tamia Marilyn Hill, known professionally as Tamia, is a Canadian singer-songwriter whose music spans several genres: R&B, neo soul, hip hop soul, pop, gospel, jazz, and soft rock. She is ...more

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Theory of a Deadman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Country rock, Acoustic music, Pop rock Theory of a Deadman is a Canadian hard rock band from Delta, British Columbia, formed in 2001. The band is currently signed to Roadrunner Records as well as 604 Records. The band also includes ...more

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Dark ambient, Space rock, Experimental rock Godspeed You! Black Emperor is a Canadian post-rock band which originated in Montreal, Quebec in 1994. They release their recordings through Constellation, an independent record label also ...more

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Morgan Lander is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Nu metal, Groove metal, Metalcore Morgan Lee Lander is the lead singer and guitarist for the Canadian metal group Kittie. Her sister, Mercedes Lander, plays drums for Kittie. She is known for her use of metal growls as a ...more

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Gordon Lightfoot is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music Gordon Meredith Lightfoot, Jr. CC OOnt is a Canadian singer-songwriter who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music, and has been credited for helping define the ...more

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Richie Hawtin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Minimal techno, Detroit techno, Ambient music Richard "Richie" Hawtin is an English-born Canadian electronic musician and DJ who was an influential part of Detroit techno's second wave of artists in the early 1990s and a leading ...more

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Mylène Farmer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic dance music Mylène Farmer is a French recording artist, songwriter, occasional actress, writer and entrepreneur. She was born in Pierrefonds, Quebec, but brought up in France. She has sold more than ...more

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Loverboy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop Loverboy is a Canadian rock group formed in 1979 in Calgary, Alberta. Throughout the 1980s, the band accumulated numerous hit songs in Canada and the United States, earning four multi-platinum ...more

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Pat Travers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal Patrick Henry "Pat" Travers is a Canadian rock guitarist, keyboardist and singer who began his recording career with Polydor Records in the mid-1970s. Pat Thrall, Nicko McBrain, Mick ...more

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Paul Anka is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Doo-wop, Pop music, Rock music Paul Albert Anka, OC is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. Anka became famous in the late 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s with hit songs like "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put ...more

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Annihilator is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal Annihilator is a Canadian heavy metal band founded in 1984 by vocalist, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, engineer, producer, mixer, mastering engineer Jeff Waters and vocalist John Bates. They ...more

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Skinny Puppy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Canada
Dark ambient, Synthpop, Industrial rock Skinny Puppy is a Canadian industrial music group, formed in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1982. The group is widely considered to be one of the founders of the electro-industrial genre. ...more