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k.d.lang Named Greatest Canadian Singer Of All-Time

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on March 31, 2013

in News

The CBC has named their list of the 25 Greatest Canadian Singers Ever, topping the list with k.d. lang.

kd lang photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo

kd lang photo by Ros O'Gorman

The national network put together a panel of CBC producers and hosts who painstakingly compiled a list, a process they called “a tenuous, lawless balancing act of separating voices from songwriting skills, honouring established talents while still giving a nod to younger generations and giving due respect to those with mad skills regardless of whether they are too cool or not cool enough.”

It’s a very eclectic list with the top four, all veteran artists, containing country-pop singer lang, opera singer Maureen Forester, Guess Who rocker Burton Cummings and folk singer Joni Mitchell.

Missing from the list are two Canadian singers who may not be considered “great” but are certainly distinctive, Neil Young and Leonard Cohen.

Here is the top ten followed by other veteran acts that made the top 25.

01. k.d. lang
02. Maureen Forester
03. Burton Cummings
04. Joni Mitchell
05. Feist
06. Celine Dion
07. The Weeknd
08. Sarah McLachlan
09. Rufus Wainwright
10. Anne Murray
12. Ben Heppner
13. Bryan Adams
18. Robert Charlebois
19. Paul Anka
21. Stan Rogers
23. David Clayton-Thomas
25. Gordon Lightfoot

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