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Top 5 Canadian Female Singers

Updated on January 31, 2011

Top 5 Canadian Female Singers

We have a lot of talent in Canada, but sometimes we don't realize how much! I decided to make a list of the top 5 Canadian female singers Here is a list of my favorite female singers. I have all the CDs (yes I still own Cds) and I really love them! I figured I would share my love of these great female singers that have been around for a while and that have really left their mark on the music world and our lives. Hope you enjoy it!


Number 5: Alanis Morissette

For all those who remember the late 90's she was the best! Her angry lyrics about relationships gone bad were amazing. People everywhere were singing "You Oughtta Know" after going through bad break-ups.

Born in Ottawa in 1974, Alanis started out in the early 90's singing pop songs. She was known as Alanis. Then in the late 90's she reinvented herself and started singing angry songs. Her "Jagged Little Pill" album sold millions.


Number 4: Avril Lavigne

Avril's songs like "Complicated" and "Sk8er Boi" was sung by all teenagers girl with such feeling! She was a teen that did not have to get half naked to have a fan base and didn't have to look like a barbie doll to have people watch er videos. I remember I thought her early videos were so cute with her skater style.

Avril was born in 1984 in Belleville Ontario.Her name Avril is French for April (her French-Canadian Father chose her name)|. She is a middle child. She has an older brother and a younger sister.

Avril married in 2006 and divorced in 2009. She married Deryck Whibley the lead singer of Sum 41 .


Number 3: Nelly Furtado

Her "I'm Like a Bird" song was ung by almost everyone! Even if you didn't want to know the lyrics you had to it was on the radio so much!

I like the Loose album more than her earlier music. Her song Promiscuous and all the other ones with Timbaland's influence is more my style of music.

Born in British Coloumbia in 1978, her career started in 2000 with her "I'm Like A Bird" song. In 2003 she had a daughter named Nevis.

She is beautiful and talented. A real Canadian:)


Number 2: Chantal Kreviazuk

She is my personal favorite. Her "Under These Rocks and Stones" album was and still is amazing! Her voice is so sweet and beautiful. She also sang the song for the Armageddon movie "Leaving on a Jet Plane"

She plays the piano beautifully and when she sings with just her piano playing live it is AMAZING!

She is married to Raine Maida lead singer of Our Lady Peace. She has 3 sons and has a home both in the USA and Toronto


Number 1: Celine Dion

You either love her or hate her, but you can not deny her amazing voice and her popularity. I enjoy watching her on Oprah and heaing her little French accent and her down to earth personality.

Born in Quebec, she was the last of 14 (yes 14) children. She started singing at the age of 12. When she married her manager Rene Angelil (who was 26 years her senior) people freaked out. They are still together and have 1 son and are expectiong twins.

Everybody knows her 1997 hit "My Heart Will Go On" even if you don't want to:)

Her shows in Vegas (2007-2009) were always sold out.

I find her songs catchy and smooth. Many people find her a little annoying, but I think she is quirky and very talented.


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      Sammy24 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Never heard of Luba...and please, I know there are a lot of Celine haters, but I also know there are more people that love her. She's a singer. She sings. I never said she's an artist. And I like Avril. Maybe she doesn't have a whole lot, but I like her.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      hmmm.... are you kidding me? Avril??? In the Top 5 for female singers in Canada? LMAO! I challenge Avril to take on the best female talent this country has ever produced by the name of LUBA from the 80's. Look it up people! You put Luba in front of any audience and the power in her voice will blow you away. Running a very close second who could also teach Ms. Lavigne a few things about what it means to be talented is Amanda Marshall. Hello people?? I do agree with one entry in this list and that is Alanis. She is just the true definition of "artist". If you watch her videos online, that's nothing. Her performances LIVE are truly beyond words! The one entry in the list above (other than Avril) that makes me laugh uncontrollably is the honorable mention for Celine Dion. Can she sing? Sure she can. Does she have talent? It's there somewhere. But tell me ONE song that she can claim as her own (other than the far too overplayed anthem from Titanic). Anything coming to mind?? Any of the modest success Ms. Dion had prior to Titanic was due to performing covers of songs that were already at the top of the charts because of other artists. So you tell me ... is that an artist or just someone with a good voice trying to ride the coat tails of a true aritst??

      Luba ... YOU RULE!

      Amanda ... Miss your live shows!

      Avril ... who???

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      Sammy24 5 years ago

      @anonymous: You are so right! I am a fan!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      uhm... where shaniahtwain? :$ you know her album kinda sold over 40 million copies the best selling ssolo female album to date. and like.... ya :$ country star.

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      savmoy 5 years ago

      I agree with your choices, but you may have forgotten Sarah McLachlan....

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      Laura Brown 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      My favourite is Jann Arden.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hi, I would love to know the title and singer of the video I just saw. it was with French/Canadian (not sure) female singer with Chinese theme (I suppose movie?) in the background and the singer had very beautiful song. There was no title of the video, from the pictures above it may be similar in appearance as Carla Bruni, tough I doubt she was the singer... Anyone out there who knows what is the title I would appreciate. Beauty song aficionado

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      jojokaya lm 6 years ago

      I really like Celine Dion...she is the best

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      xenoc 6 years ago

      i like nelly furtado..nice infos..

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      Jen 6 years ago from Canada

      Alanis Morissette was great in the 90's. I remember singing her songs on long road trips.

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      Sammy24 6 years ago

      @auntjennie: I know! I would actually be yelling them more than singing:)

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      Tarra99 7 years ago

      great of all of them...thanks for sharing and hey, thanks for visiting my breast cancer lens...I appreciate your visit and comments.

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      poutine 7 years ago

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      poutine 7 years ago

      Yes, you forgot Ginette Reno.fB

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I agree celine dion is the best. I have never heard of Chantal so I will look her up. Thanks for the lens

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      Lorelei Cohen 7 years ago from Canada

      I love Celine...wise choices on here.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love Chantal!!!!