2016 Was Good To Some Canadian Musicians

2016 was a hard year for music and the loss of too many legends in a matter of a few months. 
However, some good came out of last year with some interesting acts making it to the Billboard Canadian Hot 100.

The list includes Yan Etchevary, Shaun Frank, Bit Funk, Ruth B, Lucky Rose, PartyNextDoor, Delaney Jane, Michelle Treacy, Bobby Bazini, and even Leonard Cohen, whose death brought the sales of his last album way up. 

Check out the rest of the musicians who made the list here: 

Jonathan Roy
Son of legendary NHL Patrick Roy, Roy traded his hockey stick for a guitar.
His debut single, Daniella Denmark, was written with ’80s heartthrob Corey Hart.

 

The Strumbellas
The Rock Band is often categorized as "folk popgrass". Their third studio album, Hope, was released on April 22, 2016. Since then, they have been touring internationally, and were also invited on the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Their single, 'Spirits,' is closing in on 35 million views on YouTube.

 

Sleepy Tom
The DJ released his first EP, The Currency, in March 2013. He has remixed tracks for Diplo among many others, and is getting some major recognition.

 

Kai
Toronto singer-songwriter Alessia De Gasperis-Brigante, known professionally as Kai, collaborated with Diplo on his EP, Revolution, co-writing and appearing on the title track. She also sang on the Childish Gambino track, 'Crawl.' Among other collaborations, including more Diplo, Skrillex and more, Kai recently worked on 'Never Be Like You' by electronic musician Flume.