Topic: pop

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.

Tenille Townes, Kallitechnis, Missy D and more: songs you need to hear this week

Five new songs to add to your playlist right now.

Carly Rae Jepsen, Lou Phelps, Jahkoy and more: songs you need to hear this week

Five new songs to add to your playlist right now.

Is Alexandra Stréliski pop or classical? You decide

“I don't pretend to be doing classical music,” she says, and yet she's burning up the classical charts.

Here's what you'll find on CBC Music's new website

We're excited to show you our brand new website revamp.

Listen to Alessia Cara's stripped-down cover of Nelly Furtado's 'I'm Like a Bird'

The Canadian pop star is also currently supporting Shawn Mendes on his U.S. tour.

Céline Dion praises Lady Gaga for being 'a powerful influence on society' in Time 100 issue

Shawn Mendes also pens a piece on Time 100 icon Taylor Swift.

How actor-turned-director Max Minghella created his musical Cinderella story, Teen Spirit

The Handmaid's Tale star merged his "melancholic personality" with his love of pop music on his debut feature film.

Kaytranada, Jessie Reyez with 6lack, Bülow and more: songs you need to hear this week

Six new tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Van break-in forces Valley to cancel upcoming U.S. tour

The Toronto band was supposed to open for the Wldlfe in Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and Tennessee next week.

These are the songs Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are dying to skate to

Will we see a Céline Dion program in the future?

Not sure where to start with K-pop? Let these Canadian superfans help

Korean pop group BTS made history in North America last year, but that was just the beginning of K-pop's global reign.

The Beaches, Haviah Mighty, Jon Vinyl with Tash and more: songs you need to hear this week

Five new tracks to add to your playlist right now.
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Alvvays, Stars, Buffy Sainte-Marie, more to perform at 2019 CBC Music Festival

Our annual music fest will take place at Toronto's RBC Echo Beach on Saturday, May 25.

'Time to hit the road': Céline Dion announces post-Vegas world tour

Dion also confirmed a brand new album is on its way later this year.

Jann Arden and Scott Helman's 'Lovesong' cover will brighten your day

They teamed up on the Cure classic for their Hotel Session shot in Calgary. Watch it now.

Loud Luxury feat. Pitbull, Partner, Gabrielle Papillon and more: songs you need to hear this week

Four hot new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

First Play Live: The Strumbellas, Rattlesnake

The Juno-winning band performs songs from its fourth studio album.

'Who the hell are you?': American Idol judges blown away by Uché's cover of Jessie Reyez's 'Figures'

The Houston singer put his own spin on the Canadian hit — and Katy Perry fake fainted.

Spring 2019 preview: 15 albums you need to hear

From Broken Social Scene to Siskiyou, here are all the upcoming Canadian releases we can't wait to hear.

'It's a piece of me that was missing': how Tyler Shaw discovered his Chinese heritage

The 2019 Juno nominee opens up about digging deeper into his background, visiting Hong Kong for the first time and how his personal experiences inspire his music.

Ruth B, MorMor, Snotty Nose Rez Kids and more: songs you need to hear this week

Six hot new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Justin Bieber announces break from music to focus on 'deep rooted issues'

The Canadian pop star promises to return with a 'kick ass' album when he's ready.

Grimes announces new climate change concept album, Miss_Anthropocene

"Each song will be a different embodiment of human extinction as depicted through pop star demonology."

7-year-old fan wows everyone at Céline Dion's Las Vegas residency

Dion was such a big fan of Anjali Singh's performance that she even asked for an autograph.

A brief history of drinking songs

From classical concert halls to Irish and English pub sessions, drunk sing-a-longs date back to the 13th century.

Arkells' Max Kerman shares the last great things he's read, watched and bought

Find out which best-selling book the Hamilton rocker "blew through" recently.

Meet Tao-Ming Lau, the woman changing the face of Canadian music

How the 'music business nerd' went from working at major labels to making space for marginalized artists.

Pup, Marianas Trench, Tanya Tagaq, Katie Moore and more: songs you need to hear this week

Seven hot new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Dan Mangan, Murray Lightburn, Ellis and more: songs you need to hear this week

Five hot new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Stop what you're doing because Carly Rae Jepsen has released 2 new songs

The pop singer has also gifted us with new pantsuit goals.

Lights, iskwē, Broken Social Scene and more: songs you need to hear this week

Four hot new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Fan stuns Michael Bublé with impromptu performance of 'Fly me to the Moon'

Watch the fan slay Sinatra's 1954 hit.

The 10 worst love songs, as chosen by you

While many of these songs are sincere and romantic, others are offensive and just plain creepy.

Watch Backstreet Boys and Shania Twain reunite onstage for the first time in 20 years

The boy band serenaded the country icon with their hit song, 'Shape of my Heart.'

The musical meet-cute: 15 adorable stories of bandmates falling for each other

From Sharon and Lois to Snotty Nose Rez Kids to Partner to Quantum Tangle, we find out what drew everyone together.

Love expert Mandy Len Catron on the 7 best Canadian love songs

Cuddle up with music by the Weeknd, Céline Dion, Ron Sexsmith and k.d. lang this Valentine's Day.

A day in the life of Emily Lazar, Grammy-winning mastering engineer

The first woman to win a Grammy in her field, Lazar has been mastering music on her own terms for more than two decades. We find out what that life looks like.

Relive Ammoye's reggae set from the 2018 CBC Music Festival

"Whatever gift you are born in life with, make sure you own that and you live that."

Watch Montreal group Quartom meet (and sing with) Céline Dion

The "Queen of Las Vegas" harmonized beautifully with the quartet.

Broken Social Scene, Hannah Georgas, Pup and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are six new tracks that grabbed our attention.

Watch the Walk off the Earth tribute concert now

Members of Arkells, Barenaked Ladies and more pay tribute to the late Walk off the Earth band member.

How to watch Walk off the Earth's tribute concert this Sunday

The Canadian band will be paying tribute to member Mike "Beard Guy" Taylor who died on Dec. 29.

10 Canadian albums turning 10 this year

Time to feel old.

All about Avril Lavigne: how the teenaged pop-punk poet changed everything

We look at the singer's influence through the essential songs in her catalogue.

Clairmont the Second, Robin Thicke, Neon Dreams and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are four new Canadian tracks that grabbed our attention.

First Play Live: Arkells, Rally Cry

Arkells perform songs from their newest album, in sequence for the very first time.

The Golden Globes Fiji Water girl starred in this Canadian band's music video

Hint: she made a wish at 11:11.

Is A Star is Born's breakout song 'Shallow' unbeatable this awards season?

Will Lady Gaga score an Oscar this year?

Walk Off the Earth band member Mike Taylor has died

The band announced Taylor's death on social media this evening.

CBC Music's top 100 Canadian songs of 2018

From Drake to Hubert Lenoir to Daniel Caesar to Jess Moskaluke, we rank the most popular songs of the year.

In memoriam: A tribute to the musicians who left us in 2018

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

Rage, revolution and joy: 2018 was a powerhouse year in protest music

Liberating and inspiring words and songs from Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Too Attached, Shad, Janelle Monáe, Childish Gambino and more.

Canadian artists reveal their favourite albums of 2018

Find out which albums your favourite Canadian musicians had on repeat this year.

10 songs that prove 2018 was a great year for disco

Get down and boogie to the year's best, most joyful disco songs.

Here are the biggest Canadian music stories that shaped 2018

The good, the bad and the ugly: here are all the biggest stories of 2018.

First Play Live: HMLT and Kei-Li and Joyia, Wednesday EP

HMLT, Kei-Li and Joyia play songs from their collaborative EP.

July Talk, Wintersleep, River Tiber and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are five new Canadian tracks that grabbed our attention.

CBC Music restores 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' to holiday music streams

"Because we value our audience input which was overwhelmingly to include the song, we have put it back on the two playlists where it had been removed"

The 20 best Canadian music videos of 2018

Grab some popcorn: let's take a look back at the year's most captivating, funny and viral music videos.

2019 Grammys: Drake, Shawn Mendes and Diana Krall lead Canadian nominations

Kendrick Lamar's Black Panther soundtrack leads with 8 nominations, but Canadian rapper Drake is not far behind.

'It saved my life': how Snow's 'Informer' helped him escape a life of crime

The Canadian reggae artist reveals the story behind his biggest hit.

Best new Christmas music for a festive and fabulous 2018

Kick-start your holiday party playlist with new music from Begonia, Serena Ryder, Whitehorse and more.

Kaytranada, Jean-Michel Blais, Grimes and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are four new Canadian tracks that grabbed our attention.

10 best Canadian francophone albums of 2018

From Hubert Lenoir's bold, unifying debut to new albums from veteran artists: this year has been a big one.

Our favourite Canadian albums of 2018

Drake, the Sorority, Bonjay, Charlotte Day Wilson, Milk & Bone and more are on our minds as we end the year in music.

New Leonard Cohen documentary will premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

The new film will explore the Canadian musician's relationship with his muse, Marianne Ihlen.

Kira Isabella, Patrick Watson, Safia Nolin and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are five new Canadian tracks that grabbed our attention.