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Canadian R&B and pop idol Deborah Cox wore this iconic green Gucci Shirt, black Morgan de toi pants, and leather Free Land Paris boots in the official music video for her single “Who Do U Love.”
Acquired by Randy Bachman in his early days with The Guess Who, this guitar quickly became the Canadian rocker’s favourite playing guitar – shaping the distinctive buttery sound behind famous tracks such as “These Eyes,” “No Time,” and the band’s gigantic hit, “American Women.”
After over 35 years as a performing and recording artist, Quebéc's Celine Dion has become a Canadian music legend. She has won 50 Félix Awards throughout her career — including Female Vocalist, Best Selling Album, Most Popular Song, and many more.
Before Aubrey Drake Graham, a.k.a. Drake, became an international hip-hop star, he appeared on the teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation as Jimmy Brooks in 2001.
Recently inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2022, Bryan Adams has sold over 75 million albums and was the first artist to earn two Diamond awards in Canada — signifying sales of one million units — for his albums Reckless and Waking Up The Neighbours.
Leonard Cohen is legendary Canadian poet, songwriter, performer, and novelist. He released his debut album Songs of Leonard Cohen in 1967 at age 33. More albums followed, and in 1984, he released the iconic song “Hallelujah.”
This halter top was worn by the international pop-country superstar Shania Twain during her first stadium tour in 1998. She was born in Windsor, Ontario and went on to sell over 100 million records, making her the best-selling female artist in country music history.
If you think you can sing The Stampeders' "Sweet City Woman" better than the Rock the Nation band, try it yourself here in the vocal booth!
This vintage acoustic guitar was owned by Ryan Peake, lead guitarist of Nickelback. It was also used by the lead singer Chad Kroeger in the music video for “Photograph” from their 2005 album All the Right Reasons.
k.d. lang talks about her voice and her vocal technique! Deeply resonant, sultry, and with astonishing range, power, and pitch, k.d. lang’s voice prompted her legendary singing partner Tony Bennett to call her “the best singer since Judy Garland.”
This harmonica was one of two harmonicas used on the recording of “Life is a Highway,” which was written by the iconic Canadian singer-songwriter after visiting West Africa with World Vision in 1989.
The iconic Wayfarer sunglasses enjoyed a surge of popularity in the 1980s after featuring prominently in Canadian singer Corey Hart’s video for his gigantic hit “Sunglasses at Night.”
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