Artists

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The easiest way to find information on a Canadian artist (song, album, etc.) is to type the name into the “Search This Site” box in the top right-hand column. If, however, you are searching for a superstar, dozens of blog entries may come up; you may simply be interested in the main profile article on the artist. For your convenience any artist who has a profile on the Canadian Music Blog is listed below with a link to such a profile.

Obviously, we do not have a profile on every artist that has scored a hit, been recognized by the JUNOs, or achieved gold certification on a record.  That would fill an entire encyclopedia.  If an artist was among the several most successful during his/her greatest period of popularity, we would have created a profile.  Also, as a matter of principle, we give priority to Canadian artists of Asian descent, Francophones, and Aboriginals. We normally update the profiles and add new entries at the end of the year.

The artists are listed alphabetically, by given name rather than surname. So, for example, Avril Lavigne will be listed under A rather than L. Articles (the, la, le, les) are ignored, so that The Guess Who will be listed under G rather than T and La Bolduc will be listed under B, not L. Often profiles on bands and their solo artists (e.g. Nick Gilder, Sweeney Todd) are combined. If you don’t find the band, try looking for the artist and vice versa. In our latter example both are listed under S for Sweeney Todd / Nick Gilder. Note too that some bands and soloists from the band have separate entries. There is an entry for both Burton Cummings and The Guess Who. Of course, you can always use CTL+F to find an artist below.

A
Alanis Morissette
Alannah Myles
Alessia Cara
Alyssa Reid
Amanda Marshall
Andee
Andy Kim
Anjulie
Anne Murray
April Wine
The Arcade Fire
Ariane Moffatt
Avril Lavigne

B
Bachman-Turner Overdrive
The Band
Barenaked Ladies
Barney Bentall (and the Legendary Hearts)
Barry Allen
Beau Dommage / Michel Rivard
The Bells / Frank Mills
Belly
Billy Talent
Blue Rodeo
Bobby Bazini
Bobby Curtola
La Bolduc
The Box
Brigitte Boisjoli
Bruce Cockburn
Bruno Pelletier
Bryan Adams
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Burton Cummings

C
Carly Rae Jepsen
Céline Dion
Chantal Kreviazuk
Charlene Choi
La Chicane
Chilliwack
City and Colour
Claude Dubois
Cœur de Pirate
Colin James
Corey Hart
Les Cowboys Fringants
Cowboy Junkies
Crash Test Dummies
The Crew Cuts
Crystal Shawanda

D
Dan Hill
Daniel Bélanger
Daniel Boucher
Daniel Lavoie
David Clayton-Thomas’ Blood, Sweat, and Tears
David Foster
Deadmau5
Denny Doherty in The Mamas and the Papas
Derek Miller
The Diamonds
Diana Krall
Diane Dufresne
Diane Tell
Down with Webster
Dragonette
Drake

E
Emmalyn Estrada
Elisapie
Elise Estrada
Éric Lapointe

F
Faber Drive
Fefe Dobson
Feist
Félix Leclerc
Finger Eleven
Five Man Electrical Band
The Four Lads
Francesco Yates
Fred Pellerin

G
Garou
George Canyon
Gil Evans
Gilles Vigneault
Ginette Reno
Gino Vannelli
Glass Tiger
Glenn Gould
Gordon Lightfoot
Gowan
The Grapes of Wrath
Great Big Sea
Gregory Charles
The Guess Who
Guy Lombardo

H
Hank Snow
Harmonium
Haywire
Henry Lau
Hedley
Holly Cole (Trio)
Honeymoon Suite

I
Ian & Sylvia
Isabelle Boulay

J
Jann Arden
Jean Leloup
Jean-Pierre Ferland
The Jeff Healey Band
Jess Moskaluke
Johnny Reid
Joni Mitchell
Julie Masse
Justin Bieber

K
Karkwa
Karl Wolf
k.d. lang
Kevin Parent
Kiesza
Kim Mitchell
Kim Stockwood
Kittie
K.Maro
K’naan
Kristina Maria

L
Lara Fabian
Laurence Jalbert
Leonard Cohen
LIGHTS
Lillix
Lily C.
Little Caesar and the Consuls
LiveonRelease
Loreena McKennitt
Loverboy
Luba
Luce Dufault

M
Mae Moore
MAGIC!
Marc Dupré
Marianas Trench
Marie Carmen
Marie-Élaine Thibert
Marie-Mai
Mario Pelchat
Marjo
Marc Hervieux
Martine Saint-Clair
Massari
Maxime Landry
Meaghan Smith
Men Without Hats
Mes Aïeux
Metric
Mia Martina
Michael Bublé
Michel Pagliaro
Mitsou
M+M (a.k.a. Martha and the Muffins)
The Moffatts
Moist
Mylène Farmer

N
Nadja
Natasha St-Pier
Neil Young
Nelly Furtado
Nickelback
Nicola Ciccone
Nikki Yanofsky
The Northern Pikes

O
The Odds
Offenbach / Gerry Boulet
Oscar Peterson
Our Lady Peace

P
The Parachute Club
Patrick Norman
Patsy Gallant
Paul Anka
Paul Janz
Paul Piché
The Payola$
Percy Faith
The Philosopher Kings
Platinum Blonde
Prism

R
Raghav
Richard Desjardins
Rita MacNeil
Robert Charlebois
Robert Farnon
Roch Voisine
Rush

S
Sally Yeh
Sarah McLachlan
Sass Jordan
Serena Ryder
Serge Fiori
Shania Twain
Shawn Desman
Shawn Hook
Shawn Mendes
Shaye
Simards / Seguins
Simple Plan
Sky
Sloan
The Stampeders
State of Shock
Stef Lang
Steppenwolf
The Stereos
Streetheart
Sum 41
Susan Aglukark
Sweeney Todd / Nick Gilder
Sylvain Cossette

T
Tanya Tagaq
The Tea Party
Tegan & Sara
Terry Black
Tom Cochrane (and Red Rider)
Toronto
Tragically Hip
A Tribe Called Red
Triumph
Les Trois Accords
Trooper
Tuuli

U-Z
Véronique Béliveau
Victoria Duffield
Vincent Vallières
Walk Off the Earth
The Weeknd
West End Girls
Wilf Carter
Yoan
Zal Yanovsky in The Lovin’ Spoonful