Apr 19 2020

Modern pop stars

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As singer Carly Rae Jepsen turns 30 on Nov. 21, 2015, we take a look at other famous Canadian pop stars.

20 Canadian pop stars you should know

Carly Rae Jepsen (pictured above), winner of three Juno Awards, a Billboard Music Award, and an Allan Slaight Award, will be celebrating her 30th birthday on Nov. 21, 2015. Best known for her single “Call Me Maybe,” the Canadian singer has so far sold 20 million records across the world. Let’s take a look at some of the other Canadian pop singers who have achieved worldwide recognition. A pop and country singer-songwriter, lang is best known for her hits like “Constant Craving” and “Miss Chatelaine.” She is well known for being outspoken as a gay rights and animal activist. She won a Grammy in 1989 for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

Amanda Marshall

Best known for her 1996 single “Birmingham,” Marshall released three studios albums. The first album was certified Diamond in Canada and the other two were certified 3x Platinum and Platinum, respectively. The Canadian boy band achieved commercial success in Canada and Germany. Their notable singles include “Get Down,” and “Go Go.” After their success in Canada, the band moved its base to Germany, where they performed under the name of Before Four.

Bryan Adams

“Cuts Like a Knife,” released in 1983, propelled Adams into the limelight in North America. The next year, Adams released his worldwide successful album “Reckless” and became an instant star. The album sold 2 million copies across the globe. The singer has received various accolades for his musical performances, including 20 Juno Awards, 15 Grammy Awards nominations, Order of Canada and Order of British Columbia.

Anne Murray

From being the first Canadian female solo singer to reach No. 1 in the U.S. charts to being the first Canadian to win “Album of the Year” at the 1984 Country Music Association Awards, Murray has many firsts to her name. In 2011, Billboard placed her 10th in the list of 50 Biggest Adult Contemporary Artists Ever. Famous for his songs “Diana,” “Lonely Boy,” “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” and “(You’re) Having My Baby,” Anka was inducted in Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2005. In 1983, he co-wrote “I Never Heard” with Michael Jackson, which was re-titled and released in 2009 under the title “This Is It.”

Robert Charlebois

Charlebois was awarded with the Order of Canada and Order of Quebec in 2008 and 2009, respectively, and is best known for his songs “Lindberg” and “Je reviendrai à Montréal.” In 1970, Charlebois performed at the Festival Express train tour in Canada.


One of the most commercially successful Canadian groups, Nickelback has so far sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. In the U.S., the group is listed as the 11th best-selling music act of the 2000s and seventh best-selling foreign act. In their career, the group have won six Grammy nominations, won seven American Music Awards, 12 Juno Awards, and a couple of MTV Video Music Awards.

Avril Lavigne

Lavigne started her musical career at the age of 15 with a stage performance with Shania Twain. The singer has sold more than 30 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide. Her most successful singles include “Let Go,” “Under My Skin,” “Girlfriend,” “I’m With You,” “My Happy Ending,” and “Nobody’s Home.”

Justin Bieber

Bieber rose to fame with his 2009 debut album, “My World.” The album was a massive hit with seven of its songs featuring in the Billboard Hot 100 list. The singer enjoys a considerable fan following and has won numerous fan-voted awards, including American Music Awards for Artist of the Year in 2010 and 2012.

Sarah McLachlan

She is best known for her album “Surfacing,” for which she received two Grammy Awards and four Juno Awards. She is also known for organizing the Lilith Fair tour from 1997 to 1999. The tour was a phenomenal success, with close to 2 million people attending, and raised more than $7 million for charities.

Celine Dion

Hailed as one of the most successful artists in pop music, Dion won five Grammy Awards and gave her voice to famous songs like “Falling into You,” and “My Heart Will Go On.” She is continuing her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas through 2016.

Shania Twain

Hailed as the queen of the country pop, Twain is one of the world’s best-selling artists. Her singles “You’re Still the One” and “From This Moment On” helped her achieve tremendous worldwide popularity. In 2007, Feist released her second album, “The Reminder,” which sold over 2.5 million copies and helped her win four Grammy Awards. In addition, the singer has won 11 Juno Awards, including an award for Single of the Year for her song “1234,” which was later aired as part of an Apple iPod Nano commercial. The song was listed second in “The 10 Best Songs of 2007” by Time magazine.

Alanis Morissette

A winner of seven Grammy Awards and 16 Juno Awards, Morissette’s first international album was “Jagged Little Pill,” which sold over 33 million units globally. The Canadian singer has sold over 60 million albums worldwide and has been dubbed the “Queen of Alt-Rock” by Rolling Stone magazine.

Michael Buble

Winner of four Grammy Awards, Buble is best known for his 2005 album, “It’s Time.” In 2007, Buble released “Call Me Irresponsible,” which reached number one in Canada, the U.S. and Australia.

Joni Mitchell

Rolling Stone calls her “one of the greatest songwriters ever,” while AllMusic claims that Mitchell will emerge as one of the most influential recording artists of the late 20th century. Her songs “Big Yellow Taxi” and “Woodstock” gained immense popularity and are considered to be era-defining songs.

The Moffatts

The group started as a country music vocal group of four brothers, but it was their first pop album, “Chapter I: A New Beginning,” that got them widespread recognition. The group reunited in 2012 after their sudden break-up in 2001.

David Clayton-Thomas

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter David Clayton-Thomas is best known as the lead vocalist of American band Blood, Sweat & Tears. His song “Spinning Wheel,” written for their debut album, found a place in the Canadian Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2007.


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