Canadian Female R&B Singers
Top Canadian Female R&B Artists
Artists from Canada, particularly Canadian female R&B singers, have been gaining popularity and recognition globally for quite some time now. They hail from various cities throughout Canada, such as Toronto and communities in other provinces. Canada’s music scene of rhythm and blues is a reflection of the country’s diversity, creativity, and the beauty of its people.
Canada has produced numerous talented singers who have achieved legendary status. The likes of Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Alanis Morissette, Nelly Furtado, as well as Canadian female R&B artists such as Tamia, Deborah Cox, Keshia Chante, and Jully Black have proved that exceptional music can be created beyond the borders of the United States. It is undeniable that Canada has a wealth of talented R&B singers.
Even though Drake, Justin Bieber, and The Weeknd have casted shadows over Canada’s present day music scene, there is a sizeable roster of Canadian R&B artists, especially Canadian female R&B singers like Alessia Cara, Jessie Reyez, Ruth B, and many more.
Top 12 Canadian Female R&B Singers
1. Alessia Cara
Alessia Cara, a Pop and R&B singer from Brampton, gained popularity in 2015 with her album Know-It-All. Prior to this, she was a YouTuber who covered songs online. Her breakthrough came with the release of her hit song “Here” in the same year. Since then, she has become a prominent figure in Canada’s music industry, receiving several Grammy nominations and releasing multiple albums, including the trilogy of Spring Fling, Duality, and Liar Liar in 2022.
2. Jessie Reyez
Jessica Reyez, a popular R&B artist from Toronto, has gained worldwide recognition in the music industry. She gained fame with her hit track “Figures” in 2016 and has since collaborated with Sam Smith, launched various projects such as Being Human in Public, Yessie, and Before Love Came to Kill Us, and has been nominated for numerous awards and received many accolades.
3. Ruth B.
Ruth B. hails from Edmonton, Alberta and started her music career in the 2010s by sharing her music on the social media platform Vine. Her official debut came with the release of “Lost Boy” which turned out to be one of the most popular songs of the year 2015 in Canada. She has subsequently continued to release music, including two albums – Safe Haven and Moments in Between.
4. Charlotte Day Wilson
Charlotte Day Wilson, a talented R&B artist from Canada, first introduced her music to the world in 2012 with the EP Palimpsest. She gained fame with the popular song “Work” in 2016 and has since continued to have a thriving career. Her most notable achievement to date is the release of her highly acclaimed album Alpha in 2021.
Zeina, a Lebanese singer originally from Brooklyn but raised in Montreal, began her music career in 2016 with the release of her first single “Washing Machine”. She continued to release more singles, leading up to her debut album “Odd One Out” in 2017. Zeina has become a successful artist with a collection of popular songs such as “Suburbs”, “Give Me Time”, “Talk Luv”, “Consequences”, and others.
6. Tei Shi
Tei Shi, an alternative pop and R&B artist, entered the music scene in 2015 with her EP Verde. Her most popular song to date, “Bassically”, was included in this album. Born in Colombia and raised in Canada, Tei Shi has gained notoriety for her unique style and has released several projects. She has also received recognition for her collaborations with Blood Orange and for songs such as “Even It It Hurts”, “See Me”, “Keep Running”, “Die 4 Ur Love”, among others.
Hailing from Scarborough, LOONY is a talented artist who blends various sounds to create a relaxed atmosphere in the Canadian R&B scene. While she first emerged in 2018 with “A Small Flame,” her most noteworthy piece is “Some Kinda Love,” which was released in 2019. Her latest project, “Soft Thing,” which came out in 2021, has garnered significant praise and recognition.
8. Haley Smalls
Haley Smalls, who hails from Toronto, entered the music scene in 2014 with her song “More Than Friends”. She released her first album, This Is Me, in 2015 and has since gained a lot of appreciation. She started her career at a time when there were not many Canadian female R&B singers, and she has released a total of five albums, including The Cure III in 2022.
9. Savannah Re
Savannah Re, who is originally from Toronto, has achieved a lot of success in the music industry since she debuted with her song “Paranormal” in 2012. Although she took a short break, she made a comeback in 2017 with her song “Count Em Off”. She has been awarded numerous JUNO awards, which is considered Canada’s top accolade. She has also collaborated with some of the greatest artists from the past and present, while establishing herself as a well-known name in the R&B genre.
Amaal, who has an East African heritage, ended up settling in Toronto. She later became a prominent figure in the Canadian R&B music scene, gaining popularity after releasing her debut EP Black Dove in 2011 and for songs like “Not What I Thought” and “Later”.
11. Sara Diamond
Sara Diamond, who is now known for singing the national anthem for the Canadiens hockey team, started her career as part of the Clique Girlz in the 2000s. She gained popularity in Canada’s pop and R&B music scene and started her solo career in 2016 with the release of her first album “Just Give In”. Over the years, she has released several albums, including her latest project called SaraX.
In 2017, KALLITECHNIS made her debut with a series of singles that showcased her distinct style and set her apart from other artists. Since then, she has gained recognition for her collaborations and popular tracks such as “Lights Off”, “Gifted”, “Colo(u)rs”, and others.
Honorable Mention Canadian Female R&B Artists:
– Luna Elle Youtube: Luna Elle and Instagram: @Luna Elle
– Shantel May Youtube: Shantel May and Instagram: @Shantel May
– Adria Kain Youtube: Adria Kain and Instagram: @Adria Kain
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