Canada has steadily produced new artists spitting hot fire. There seems to be a competition of some sort for who becomes the next Drake, Carly Rae Jepsen, Arcade Fire or The Weeknd. Here are the biggest five at the moment brought to you by online casino gambling.
Ré has become one of R&B’s brightest new voices by crafting songs that forfeit polished stories for authentic ones. This carefully refined formula for her songwriting has brought Ré under the mentorship of Grammy Award-winning producer Boi-1da and has made her the go-to collaborator for artists such as Babyface, Jessie Reyez, Normani, and Wondagurl.
Ré released her debut album, Opia, at the tail end of 2020, and finally got to perform those songs live 11 months later in September 2021. She was invited to headline the All-Axis Festival, a night of live music to celebrate the reopening of the Toronto venue Axis, formerly known as the Mod Club. In the same month, she was a co-headliner at the 15th annual Manifesto Festival.
In 2021, Chiiild’s Spotify streams shot up from 1.6 million to 32 million. His fanbase expanded from 542,000 listeners to 6.2 million in 177 countries. Not too shabby. Last year was also the year we tentatively returned to live music, and Chiiild was a regular on the festival circuit, playing Lollapalooza in Chicago, Life is Beautiful in Las Vegas and the Governor’s Ball in New York.
As xSDTRK, Chiiild earned production and co-writing credits with artists like Jennifer Lopez (“So Good,” “Acting Like That”), Chloe x Halle (“Thunder”) and Usher (“Hard II Love,” “Stronger”). He built a name for himself in L.A. by attending as many studio sessions as his stamina would allow. “Doing the session grind allowed me to get much better [at making beats]. There’s nothing that beats having the mileage, you know? Doing it over and over and over and over again,” says Chiiild.
At the tail end of 2020, Canada crowned its first drag superstar. Toronto’s Priyanka, the winner of the inaugural season of Canada’s Drag Race (an expansion of the RuPaul’s Drag Race franchise). Not only has she scored big ad deals with BMO, Quo Beauty and Vizzy, and graced the cover of Elle Canada, she has also launched one of the more successful musical careers in Drag Race’s 12-year history.
Last July, Priyanka dropped Taste Test, a five-song EP filled with club-inspired pop songs that showed she can craft an anthem just as well as she can lip-sync to the hits. But one track in particular, the fiery revenge fantasy “Come Through,” became a viral hit through TikTok thanks to fellow Canada’s Drag Race contestant Lemon.
Boyfrn moved to downtown Toronto 10 years ago with a penchant for writing poems that soon turned into an interest in writing rap lyrics. He caught the music bug and spent the next decade experimenting and flexing his musical skills, and what he landed on is a genre-melding mix between hip hop, pop, R&B, lo-fi and a little calypso groove from his Caribbean roots.
Boyfrn is an artist who likes to keep listeners on their toes. He broke out last year after he released a string of undeniable singles and music videos that showed just how flexible he can be as an artist.
Boyfrn got radio play on The Block, got a song added to the taste-making Northern Bars playlist on Spotify and performed at local music festivals, all on the strength of a handful of singles. We might get to listen to his music on casino en ligne francais.
When Brittany Kennell moved back to Montreal three years ago from her long stint in Nashville, she almost gave up on music. She started a job outside of the industry and was picking up the pieces of a failed engagement.
But as she began to discover Montreal’s burgeoning country music scene, she was inspired to start writing again. The result was I Ain’t a Saint, the country artist’s long-awaited debut album. Distilling heartbreak into buoyant melodies, Kennell’s keen sense of humour and wisdom come together to form songs that are heartfelt, empowered and above all, fun.