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List of Famous Bands from Ontario

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List of Ontario bands, listed by their level of fame. This Ontario musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Ontario bands are included, as well as many Ontario musicians of underground status. This list of Ontario 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 Ontario 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 Ontario
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 Ontario
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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Rush is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ontario
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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Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ontario
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) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ontario
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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Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ontario
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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The Band is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ontario
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) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ontario
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) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ontario
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
Three 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 ...more
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Sum 41 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ontario
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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Neil Peart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ontario
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) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ontario
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) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ontario
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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Barenaked Ladies is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ontario
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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Peaches is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ontario
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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Jeff Healey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ontario
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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Tamia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ontario
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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Morgan Lander is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ontario
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) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ontario
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) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ontario
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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Pat Travers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ontario
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) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ontario
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) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ontario
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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Alexisonfire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ontario
Emo, Metalcore, Melodic hardcore
Alexisonfire are a five-piece, post-hardcore band that formed in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada in 2001. The band consists of George Pettit, Dallas Green, Wade MacNeil, Chris Steele, and Jordan ...more
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Dallas Green is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ontario
Folk music, Acoustic music, Melodic hardcore
Dallas Michael John Albert Green (born September 29, 1980) is a Canadian musician and singer-songwriter who records under the alias City and Colour. He is also known for his contributions as a ...more