Topic: Year end

In Memoriam: a tribute to the musicians who left us in 2021

To the remarkable artists who passed away this year, farewell and thank you.

12 things for music-lovers to do over the Christmas holidays

Our recommendations for films to watch, concerts to stream and books to read if you’ve got time off.

Interim B.C. Liberal leader prepares to hand over reins, calls for better response to provincial emergencies

Interim Liberal Leader Shirley Bond says she's looking forward to handing over the reins to a new party leader and says British Columbians need more responsive government guidance during emergencies.

Higgs won't throw in the towel, despite discouraging 2021 

Despite a pandemic that he said in October had “consumed” his mandate, Blaine Higgs says he has no plans to throw in the towel as premier in the coming year.

The best song moments of 2021

From Priyanka to Little Simz to James Blake, we thank these artists for the songs that gave us the best timestamps of the year.

10 Canadian artists who broke out in 2021

From viral hits to winning big prizes, this crop of new artists made their mark on music this year.

Hot for Christmas: why are there so many sexy seasonal songs?

The hottest holiday songs for the longest, coldest night including Lil Nas X, Johnny Reid, Rufus Thomas, Dolly Parton, and more.

Our favourite Canadian jazz albums of 2021

15 outstanding records from BadBadNotGood, Renee Rosnes, Caity Gyorgy, Josh Rager and others.

The most underrated songs of 2021

Here are some hidden gems you might have missed this year.

2021: the biggest headlines in Canadian music

From the return of live music, to the Canadian artists who continued to smash records and represent on the international stage, these are the year’s biggest headlines in Canadian music.

The top 100 Canadian songs of 2021

From pop smashes to R&B gems, these were the tracks we had on repeat all year.

2021: the year of healing

Last year, we indulged in escapism. This year, we came back to reality and confronted important issues in the music industry.

The 21 best Canadian albums of 2021

We make a case for why albums from Charlotte Day Wilson, DijahSB, Chiiild and more were the best of the year.

Canada's top 21 classical albums of 2021

Outstanding records from ARC Ensemble, Emily d'Angelo, Angela Hewitt, James Ehnes and others.

Joy to the World 2021: a guide to CBC Music's Christmas special

This popular broadcast takes place on Sunday, Dec. 19.

21 Canadian albums we can't wait to hear in 2021

Expect new music from Drake, Arcade Fire, Rhye and more.

10 Canadian music videos that had us glued to our screens in 2020

Featuring Drake, the Weather Station, Lido Pimienta and more.

The Weeknd in numbers: how the singer dominated 2020

His album, After Hours, with its themes of loneliness, self-loathing and isolation, proved to be the quarantine R&B masterpiece we all needed this year.


In Memoriam: a tribute to the musicians who left us in 2020

To the remarkable artists who passed away this year, farewell and thank you.

Best new holiday songs for 2020: Jenn Grant, Carly Rae Jepsen, Lil Nas X, more

Featuring covers and originals by more than 20 artists including Dolly Parton and Michael Bublé.

16 disco songs that added sparkle to this lacklustre year

Fabulous music from Kylie Minogue, k-os, BTS, Shawn Mendes, Jessie Ware and others.

The lost months of 2020: 15 music moments you probably forgot happened

What even happened before the pandemic hit North America, before lockdowns, before cities were categorized into colour codes? What happened in those lost months of 2020?

The most underrated Canadian songs of 2020

Looking for some gems that you maybe haven't heard yet, or forgot about during this very long year? We've got you covered.

CBC Music's top 100 Canadian songs of 2020

Charlotte Cardin, William Prince, Kaytranada, Jayda G and more soundtracked this year.

The top 20 Canadian albums of 2020

Including the Weeknd, Lido Pimienta, Tobi, William Prince, Grimes and more.