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Canadian Encyclopedia: 30 top-selling Canadian albums

A list of 30 top-selling records from homegrown artists, from The Canadian Encyclopedia’s 30th-anniversary compilation of what makes us proud to be Canadian


 

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, The Canadian Encyclopedia created 30 lists of 30 things that make us proud to be Canadian, from famous people and historic events, to iconic foods and influential artists. Read more of their lists here.

Here are some of Canada’s best-selling albums ever (bonjour, Celine!) from homegrown artists that you oughta know. (Hi Alanis!)

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Canadian Encyclopedia: 30 top-selling Canadian albums

  1. Canadians have produced so much amazing artists over the years – Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, The Guess Who, Oscar Peterson, K.D. Lang, Leonard Cohen, The Band (though not 100% Canadian), Glenn Gould, etc. It’s depressing to see that we bought many more albums from those listed here, instead.

    On behalf of Canadians with taste (for which there is no accounting), I apologize to the rest of the world for the garbage we’ve unleashed on your music stores and radios.

    (Yes, I’m feeling a bit music-snooby today.)

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