The Canadian music industry is one of the biggest growing industries worldwide, and over the years, it has produced many talented musicians. In this article, Buzzslate.com lists the top and richest musicians in Canada.
It is obvious that Canada has a limitless reserve of musical talents as we’ve witnessed their brilliant songs and viral content, through consistency. The likes of Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Drake and Shania Twain have all given us good music.
The success of these richest musicians in Canada was not achieved in just a day. Their success brought a great deal of financial incentive for them through their music, a charge per show, endorsement deals, and personal investments.
Richest Musicians In Canada
1. Celine Dion- $800 Million
Dion is the top-selling Canadian music artist and French music artist of the past. Her music incorporates genres like rock, pop, R&B, gospel and classical music. She is noted for her powerful and technically skilled vocals.
2. Shania Twain – $400 Million
Shania has sold over 100 million records, making her one of the best-selling female artists in country music history and one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
3. Justin Bieber- $285 Million
Bieber was discovered by American Record executive, Scooter Braun. He was signed to RBMG Records in 2008, becoming famous with his first seven-track EP My World and soon establishing himself as a teenager idol.
4. Drake- $170 Million
He is also a rapper, actor and singer. The Canadian gained recognition by starring in the teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001–08). He then pursued a career in music releasing his debut mixtape Room for Improvement in 2006.
5. The Weeknd – $90 Million
His discography has garnered high praise from critics for its musical variety and dark lyricism. The music is in the form of personal experiences that explores themes like romance, escapism and melancholia.
6. Neil Young – $80 Million
After launching a musical professional career in Winnipeg during the 60s Young made the move to Los Angeles to join Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and others.
7. Michael Bublé- $60 Million
Michael Steven Buble OC OBC is a Canadian artist, singer as well as a record producer. His debut album ranked in the top ten of Canada as well as his home country of the United Kingdom.
8. Avril Lavigne – $50 Million
The actress and singer has released six studio albums and has received nominations for 8 Grammy Awards. At the age of 16, she signed a record deal for Arista Records.
9. Alanis Morisette – $45 Million
Famous for her beautiful mezzo-soprano voice Morissette started her professional career with her debut album in Canada in the mid-90s with two somewhat popular dance music albums.
10. Nelly Furtado- $35 Million
Her first fame was due to her trip hop-inspired debut album. “Whoa, Nelly!, which was a commercial and critical hit that led to two top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100, “I’m Like a Bird” and “Turn Off the Light”.