Topic: pop

Dan Mangan sings a Beatles cover backed by B.C. health-care workers and VSO musicians

Watch their virtual performance of 'All you Need is Love' right now.

Kathleen Edwards, Mustafa, Swagger Rite and more: songs you need to hear this week

5 fresh Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

The Weeknd donates $500,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts in Scarborough

The Canadian R&B star raised money from selling XO-branded face masks.

4 albums and a sabbatical later, Montreal band Tops is finally poised for stardom

Lead singer Jane Penny talks to host Saroja Coelho in the 4th episode of CBC Music's The Radar.

All-star lineup to be featured on Global Goal: Unite for our Future — the Concert

Hosted by Dwayne Johnson, the special airs on CBC-TV and CBC Gem on Saturday, June 27.

Summer 2020 guide: 22 albums you need to hear

From Neil Young to Jessy Lanza, all the Canadian releases you should keep an eye on.

Clairmont the Second, Lxvndr, Joël and more: songs you need to hear this week

5 fresh Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Daniel Caesar, Jessie Reyez, Caribou and more make the 2020 Polaris Music Prize long list

The annual award honours the best Canadian album of the year.

Watch Scott Helman host the 4th Junos 365 Songwriters' Circle

He welcomes Meghan Patrick, Tom Wilson and Whitehorse for a virtual jam session.

A Pride playlist: Orville Peck, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Peaches, more

An all-Canadian celebration of LGBTQ2SIA artists.

Watch Mariah Carey crash the Schitt's Creek cast performance of 'Hero'

David Rose, the pop icon's number 1 fan, had a 'heart attack.'

16 Canadian contenders for this year's song of the summer

Drake, Carly Rae Jepsen, Lido Pimienta and more — who will have this season's top tune?

Grimes wants to sell you a 'fraction of her soul' in new art exhibition

The Canadian musician is putting drawings, prints, photographs, and conceptual pieces up for sale.

Meet Alex Porat, the YouTube cover artist who is ready for pop stardom

The Toronto singer talks to host Saroja Coelho in the first episode of CBC Music's The Radar.

Carly Rae Jepsen, Whoop-Szo, Kennedy Rd. and more: songs you need to hear this week

8 fresh Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Introducing CBC Music Live, your new destination for live Canadian music

A showcase on CBC Gem for uncut, full-length performances from July Talk, Cadence Weapon, Arkells and many others.

Neil Young, Kathleen Edwards, Pat Lok and more: songs you need to hear this week

6 fresh Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

In memoriam: musicians we've lost to COVID-19

Thank you for your music, John Prine, Adam Schlesinger, Ellis Marsalis, and others.

13 Canadian bands that will make you feel totally nostalgic for the 2000s

Remember Hot Hot Heat, Lillix and Ohbijou?

Drake, Austra, Jon Vinyl and more: songs you need to hear this week

6 fresh Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

The 40th anniversary of Bryan Adams' debut record

Before he was famous, he was a broke teen writing songs for BTO. CBC Music looks back at the making of a Canadian rock star.

Pup, Madeline Merlo, BadBadNotGood and more: songs you need to hear this week

8 fresh Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

10 favourite waltzes in Canadian popular music

Not all great pop tunes are in 4/4 time.

Get ready for episode 5 of the Junos 365 Songwriters' Circle

Tyler Shaw welcomes Nuela Charles, Patrick Watson and the Reklaws for a virtual jam session.

The best Canadian duets

Iconic songs for isolating in 2s: Leonard Cohen and Judy Collins, Drake and Rihanna, Peaches and Iggy Pop.

Watch Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé, Avril Lavigne and more sing 'Lean on Me' together

The performance capped off the Canadian special, Stronger Together, Tous ensemble.

Alessia Cara's latest project pushes the singer out of her comfort zone and into the world of animation

The Canadian pop star lends her voice to the new Netflix feature, The Willoughbys.

Avril Lavigne re-records her song 'Warrior' to honour front-line workers

'I see you and I support you,' the pop star wrote to essential workers everywhere.

July Talk, Evening Hymns, David Strickland, more: songs you need to hear this week

9 fresh Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Stronger Together: Tune in as Canadian celebrities rally to support Food Banks Canada

The 90-minute special airs April 26 and features Michael Bublé, Céline Dion, Arkells, Shania Twain, Alessia Cara, Bryan Adams and others.
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Stronger Together: Tune in as Canadian celebrities rally to support Food Banks Canada

Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Drake and others join the all-star lineup of the 90-minute special that airs tonight at 6:30 p.m on CBC.

Clairmont the Second, Jessie Reyez, dvsn and more: songs you need to hear this week

6 fresh Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Watch this meticulous, COVID-era piano cover of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

"It's music now that will help keep everyone smiling," says Calgary’s Thomas Yu.

5 ways to support Canada's musicians during the coronavirus pandemic

From crowdfunding to Skype lessons, here's how you can help.

Loud Luxury, Land of Talk, Caribou and more: songs you need to hear this week

5 fresh Canadian tunes to add to your playlist right now.
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How has COVID-19 impacted Canadian musicians and fans?

Céline Dion, Neil Young, Avril Lavigne and more have postponed or cancelled tour dates.

Metric, Half Moon Run, Lights and more set to perform at the 2020 CBC Music Festival

The annual event will take place at Toronto's RBC Echo Beach on Saturday, May 30.
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8 emerging Saskatoon acts to watch

Meet the next wave of artists keeping Saskatoon on the musical map.
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'It's a real mouthful of a song': Justin Rutledge covers Sarah McLachlan

The Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter tackles 'Building a Mystery' at his Junos 365 session

Listen to Céline Dion and Chris Isaak team up for a cover of 'Wicked Game'

'It’s one of my favourite songs of all time for many, many, many reasons,' Dion said.

The Weeknd, Jessy Lanza, Purity Ring and more: songs you need to hear this week

5 fresh Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Justin Bieber just broke a record held by Elvis Presley since 1961

The Canadian pop star is now the youngest soloist to land 7 No. 1 albums in the U.S.

Basia Bulat, Lennon Stella feat. JP Saxe, and more: songs you need to hear this week

5 fresh Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.
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City and Colour, Alexandra Stréliski and more set to perform at the 2020 Juno Awards

The Junos will air live from Saskatoon on Sunday, March 15.

5 big takeaways from Justin Bieber's Changes

The Canadian pop star is back with his first album in 5 years.
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Songs you need to hear this week, 2020 Juno nominees edition

With songs from Tanya Tagaq, Pup, Tenille Townes, Valley and more, here's a quick guide to some of this year's contenders.

Telling Justin Bieber's story: a 'wildly time-consuming' effort, says docuseries director

Justin Bieber: Seasons is now the most-viewed YouTube original video ever.

Joe Manganiello's super sexy slow jams

The True Blood actor and La Bare director on his favourite songs to spark romance.

The New Pornographers censor their band name for kids' T-shirt

The News Photographers, anyone?

Andy Shauf, Ali Gatie, Ellis and more: songs you need to hear this week

4 fresh tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Watch the 2020 Juno Award nominations

Tune in Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. ET to find out who this year's nominees are.

Watch the 2020 Juno Award nominations

Tune in Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. ET to find out who this year's nominees are.
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'She just kicks so much butt': the Dead South cover Anne Murray

The Juno Award-winning band braves 'Could I Have This Dance' at its Junos 365 session.

Jessie Reyez, Holy F--K and more: songs you need to hear this week

4 fresh tunes to add to your playlist right now.

Can you believe these albums are turning 20 in 2020?

From Sarah Harmer to SoulDecision to Nelly Furtado, we look at the albums that make us feel surprisingly old in this new decade.

'I like a challenge': Haviah Mighty covers Tegan and Sara's 'Closer'

The Polaris Prize-winning rapper does a bold new take on the pop hit for her Junos 365 session.

NAC Orchestra to perform '80s pop tribute in 'gnarly' attire

Expect big hair, neon colours and leg warmers at the orchestra's '80s Mix Tape concerts on Jan. 9, 10 and 11.

Shawn Mendes joins growing list of celebrities donating to Australian wildfire relief

The Canadian pop star and his recently launched foundation will pledge donations to 3 organizations.
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Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine's stripped-down acoustic cover of Magic!'s 'Rude' will surprise you

The alt-pop duo performed the reggae fusion hit for its Junos 365 session.

Justin Bieber, Allie X, Kaytranada, Drake and more: songs you need to hear this week

5 fresh tunes to add to your playlist right now.

Justin Bieber returns with Yummy new single

The Canadian pop star is gearing up for a busy year that includes new music, a tour and a docu-series.

In Memoriam: a tribute to the musicians who left us in 2019

A salute to the talented, inspiring, groundbreaking artists who passed on this year.

These were the biggest Canadian music headlines of the 2010s

From Arcade Fire's Grammy to the Célinaissance, here are the moments that marked the decade.

Taylor Swift feat. Shawn Mendes, Sarah Harmer, more: songs you need to hear this week

4 fresh tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Chromeo, dvsn, Riit and Shopé: songs you need to hear this week

4 fresh tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Leonard Cohen, Kim Harris, TOBi and more: songs you need to hear this week

4 fresh tracks to add to your playlist.

Swagger Rite, Ria Mae with Dan Talevski, and more: songs you need to hear this week

6 fresh tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Louise Burns, Caribou, Jon Vinyl and more: songs you need to hear this week

5 fresh tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Watch the Jagged Little Pill musical cast perform Alanis Morissette's hit, 'Head Over Feet'

Jagged Little Pill will make its Broadway debut next month.

Justin Bieber becomes first artist to reach No. 1 on these 7 Billboard charts

His latest collaboration with Dan + Shay has secured him a top spot on the country charts.

How Tegan and Sara learned to love their younger selves

The Canadian sister duo transform shame and self-hatred into acceptance on their latest projects.

Céline Dion's new video for 'Imperfections' is a powerful statement on being a middle-aged mega star

'This is me,' she seems to be saying, while rocking couture and slowly removing her makeup.

Charlotte Day Wilson, Hubert Lenoir, Lights and Conro: songs you need to hear this week

4 fresh tracks to revive your playlist right now.

Fall 2019 guide: 17 albums you need to hear

From Tegan and Sara to Riit to T. Thomason, all the Canadian releases you should keep an eye on this season.

Maroon 5's new song, 'Memories,' is basically Pachelbel's Canon

If you're going to copy, then copy the great masters, right?

Céline Dion returns with 3 new songs: listen

The Canadian icon's new album comes out Nov. 15.

'I'm still hungry': David Foster on his new documentary and how much he wants an EGOT

David Foster: Off the Record made its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.

Love & marriage: wedding song wrongs

I don’t. From abstinence ballads to butterfly kisses to badonkadonks, 20 songs to never play at your wedding.

Alessia Cara, Ryan Shepherd, Sylo Nozra and more: songs you need to hear this week

Four new tracks to add to your playlist right now.

'It's taken me years to bounce back': Justin Bieber opens up about struggles with stardom

The Canadian pop star also looks back at how fame at a young age drove him to drugs.

Shawn Mendes launches new foundation to encourage his young fans to promote positive change

The Shawn Mendes Foundation has already raised over $1 million.

'It's a battlefield': how Canadian music festivals have survived an unstable decade

2019 has already claimed Roxodus, Rifflandia and Woodstock 50. Why do some festivals fail while others triumph?

Taylor Swift's songwriting: how the star's music has changed, for better or worse

From 'Tim McGraw' to 'You Need to Calm Down,' we revisit the ups and downs of Swift's discography.

Swae Lee and Drake, Jenn Grant, Safia Nolin, more: songs you need to hear this week

Looking for new tunes? Here are 6 fresh tracks from Canadian artists.

Denzel Curry feat. F--ked Up, Carly Rae Jepsen, Garçons and more: songs you need to hear this week

Looking for new tunes? Here are four fresh tracks from Canadian artists.

'I'm just happy to get to feel': Maggie Rogers looks back on 3 years of a non-stop life

The singer talks about her ever-changing relationship with her debut music — and her all-time favourite Canadian band.

Alessia Cara, Tenille Townes, Faber Drive and more: songs you need to hear this week

Looking for new tunes? Here are six fresh tracks from Canadian artists.

Daniel Caesar, Louise Burns, Chris LaRocca and more: songs you need to hear this week

Four new tracks to add to your playlist right now.

The 7 wildest, coolest, most beautiful covers of iconic Canadian songs

From k.d. lang and Drake to Carly Rae Jepsen and Leonard Cohen.

'I'm rooting for you': Shawn Mendes reflects on 5 years of success in heartfelt message

The Canadian pop star first started posting covers on YouTube in 2014.

Here are the songs for the 2019 Canadian Music Class Challenge

Shawn Mendes? Avril Lavigne? Scott Helman? Whose song will your music class choose?

Céline Dion, Trevor Guthrie, Valley and more: songs you need to hear this week

Pop bangers, sex songs, breakup songs and summer anthems to add to your playlist right now.

How Justin Bieber proved that YouTube can produce pop stars

Discovering music via YouTube seems like the norm now, but a decade ago it was unheard of.

Queering the Canadian music industry

How Rae Spoon, Witch Prophet and other LGBTQ2SIA artists are radically reimagining the business of music.

Song of the summer: 9 Canadian contenders for the season's top tune

Shawn Mendes? Carly Rae Jepsen? Lights? Justin Bieber? Who's it going to be?

CBC Music Festival: watch the q stage performances now

Enjoy sets by Hubert Lenoir, Shopé, Narcy, Peach Pit, DJ NDN and others.

Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Dizzy and more: songs you need to hear this week

Six fresh tracks to add to your playlist right now.

'Your Ex-Lover is Dead' turns 15: exploring the brilliance behind Stars' biggest hit

The 2004 song is a timeless ode to broken hearts.

Prepare yourself for the wonderful weirdness of Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran's 'I Don't Care' video

Its wacky mix of animation and sloppy green-screen editing will not be to everyone's taste.

What has Carly Rae Jepsen been up to since Emotion? A guide to her recent work

From televised musicals to exciting collabs, the Canadian pop star has had a busy few years.

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