As actors, directors, singers, and directors, Canadians have earned the top spot for being one of the most talented groups in the American media industry. Here is a list of the 10 of the most brilliant singers in America, who also happen to be Canadians:
- Justin Bieber
No Canadian-born singer’s list is complete without the bad boy of Hollywood – Justin Bieber. Found on YouTube by Scooter Braun in 2007, Justin soon became an Internet sensation. He hit the main screen quickly and rose to the top of the charts with hits like Baby, Eenie Meenie and Never Say Never.
- The Weeknd
Scaborough-born Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd stole millions of hearts with his first album ‘House of Balloons’. One of the leading R&B singers of 2017, The Weeknd continues to make brilliant music, many of which are critically acclaimed.
- Shania Twain
Who can forget ‘You Win My Love’ – the song that saw Shania Twain’s full spectrum of powers as a gifted performer? Born Eilleen Regina Edwards in Windsor, Ontario, Twain rose up the ranks and became the uncontested Queen of Country Pop.
Aubrey Drake Graham, the one with the melodious voice and good looks, is a Canadian singer who stole the hearts of his female fans with hits like Energy and Fear. Today, he is one of the most sought-after singers in America.
- Avril Lavigne
Rocketed into the big league by ‘Sk8ter Boy’, Belleville-born Avril Ramona Lavigne showed girls how to let loose and have fun. Specializing in pop rock, alternative and post-grunge, Avril was one of the top performers in the early 2000s.
- Michael Bublé
‘Feeling Good’ really did make everyone feel good when it was released and Burnaby-born Michael Bublé needs to be credited for making this happen. Having won multiple awards, Michael made the Top 10 in Canada and UK for his brilliant songs.
- Bryan Adams
If ballads are your thing, you definitely can’t ignore the 80’s heartthrob Bryan Adams. This Canadian has been ruling hearts from the time of his first release in 1979.
- Joni Mitchell
Toronto-born Joni Mitchell changed the face of jazz and blues when she entered the music scene in the 60s. With hits like ‘Carey’ and ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ to her name, Mitchell brought about a new era of music.
- Carly Rae Jepsen
‘Call Me Maybe’s Carly Rae Jepsen pranced into the scene after her stint on Canadian Idol. After placing third in the competition, she began making music commercially and soon became a much-loved star.
- Alanis Morissette
A singer, songwriter, guitarist, actor and a record producer, Ottawa-born Alanis Morissette skillfully juggles many roles. With top tunes like ‘Ironic’ and ‘You Oughta Know’, she is one gifted singer.