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From Deborah Cox to the Weeknd: a timeline of Canadian R&B
By
Editorial Staff

Published

July 29, 2016

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When it comes to R&B/soul, the contributions of Canadian artists can’t be denied. Often overlooked and underrated, the history of Canadian R&B/soul musicians goes way back. We take a quick trip along the timeline to see just a few of the R&B/soul milestones along the way.

If you want to listen to some of the significant recordings Canadians have contributed to the genre in recent years, you can tune in to CBC Radio 2's new R&B show, Marvin's Room, hosted by Amanda Parris, every Friday night at 8 p.m.

This Canadian R&B timeline 1963-1968 highlights Jackie Shane and Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers.
R&B band Crack of Dawn and singer Liberty Silver are featured on the Canadian R&B timeline.
Tamia and Beat Factory Records are featured on this segment of the Canadian R&B timeline focusing on the mid-1990s.
Radio station Flow 93.5 FM and Montreal artist Corneille are featured in his segment of the Canadian R&B timeline.
Glenn Lewis and Carl Henry are featured in this segment of the Canadian R&B timeline.
In Essence and Jully Black are featured in this segment of the Canadian R&B timeline.
The Weeknd and Melanie Fiona are featured in this segment of the Canadian R&B timeline.
Drake and 'The Toronto sound' are featured in this segment of the Canadian R&B timeline.