20 Artists We Should Thank Canada For

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By Adrienne Black

Canada has brought us Nickelback, Céline Dion, Avril Lavigne, Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber, Sum 41, Michael Bublé, Barenaked Ladies, and Bryan Adams, but they've also given us some not-so-terrible things... like Ellen Page and Are You Afraid of the Dark?

But all too often in music, we think of acts like Bieber and Bublé and forget how much great music comes from our North American neighbors. From hip-hop to electronic, there are plenty of exciting Canadian acts. Here are 20 that we owe Canada a "thank you" for.

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  • i feel like a kid

    big up the Majical cloudz love

  • Cesr

    I’m so glad Shad is in this list

  • …..

    loscil ? tim hecker ?

  • Josh

    Partynextdoor!

  • Chris Dubya

    95 % of them are going nowhere.. why didnt u include classified, kardinal , ka’naan, etc ?

  • Ushrant BM

    Zed’s Dead is missing. Please fix immediately

  • It’s Just Music

    Chilly Gonzales?
    Doc Mckinney?
    Noah 40 Shebib?

  • Sha

    lol no Caribou

  • AccurateSketch

    Tegan & Sara tho?

  • Anthony

    Tory Lanez#

  • Confusion

    Not an exhaustive list at all. Try this for more rappers..

    http://pigeonsandplanes.com/2013/07/15-great-canadian-rappers-who-arent-drake/

  • Nathan Perkins

    Where’s Austra http://www.austramusic.com/

  • Barry Buchanan

    Shad is on the list but not Lights!? He has done collaborations for her CD as well and her vocals are powerful! She needs to be on the list somewhere……