If you’ve never been to Canada, it’s a worthy visit. With a diverse population of 35 million people, the languages, food, friendly spirit and overall culture is infectious. We have a particular love of Toronto, which is just a one-hour flight from New York City but boasts gems like the cozy seasonal restaurant Edulis, the beautiful Art Gallery of Ontario and mysterious Casa Loma castle.

But back to the people. We got to give it up to the North American country for suppling incredibly talented artists who have made music we listen to on a regular basis.

Check who made our favorites’ list, below.