As a Canadian musician, I'm all about supporting my fellow Canadian artists, and since the music scene here is so strong, it's an easy task.
Two words: Alanis Morissette. The alt rock singer is practically a queen in Canada. Her beautiful voice and wonderful melodies have gained her worldwide fame, a lot of loyal, devoted fans, and won her many awards. And on top of her being so flawless, she acts as well. All hail queen Alanis.
But it's not just bold beauties like Alanis that are a product of Canada; we have an eclectic selection of talented musicians. From soulful Michael Bublé, to pop rock princess Avril Lavigne.
It's impossible to grow up in Canada and not hear the name Shania Twain at least 20 times. The magnificent Ontario singer has sold over 85 million records, and is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. She is also the best selling female artist in the history of country music. She is literally the queen of Country pop.
Shania however, isn't the only one who made music history. The Canadian pop singer and entrepreneur Celine Dion is also regarded in high esteem. She became famous in 1980s by winning both the Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest. After signing with Epic Records and releasing several French and English albums, she became one of the most successful artists in pop music history. Also, her song 'Alone' is just pure gold!
But it's not only amazing, record breaking women coming out of Canada, we've also had a lot of incredible male solo artists like Neil Young and Leonard Cohen-who has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The man is a legend.
Some of the current big names in the Canadian music scene today are Drake, The Weeknd, Carly Rae Jepsen, Grimes and the Bieber fever-inducing Justin Bieber.
Did you know that Justin Bieber's song 'Baby' is the second most viewed YouTube video of all time? How insane! Justin has definitely come a long way from his days of busking on the streets of Ontario, and making YouTube videos. He is now one of the most beloved musicians in the world.
Rapper Drake has a similar story. Although he didn't make YouTube videos before he became a musician, he did act on the Canadian show 'Degrassi: The Next Generation' before releasing his mixtapes and signing to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment in 2009.
Canada definitely has some bright talents in its music scene, and I'm just excited to be a part of it all. Maybe one day I'll make history and break a record or two.