Top 20 Composer celebrities in Canada

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Composer celebrities [Updated March 31, 2023].

1. Paul Shaffer

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Paul Shaffer was born on November 28, 1949 in Thunder Bay, Canada.

David Letterman's musical director, bandleader, and sidekick for over 30 years. He co-wrote and produced The Weather Girls' hit song "It's Raining Men" in 1979.

He was a member of "Saturday Night Live's" house band from 1975 until 1980.

Net Worth 2020: $30 million (2015)


Salary 2020: $5 million per year

2. Howard Shore

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Howard Shore was born on October 18, 1946 in Toronto, Canada.

Best known for scoring "The Lord of the Rings" film trilogy, for which he won three Academy Awards. He frequently collaborated with director David Cronenberg, including on Cronenberg's first major film "The Brood" from 1979.

He composed the musical score for the third "Twilight" film.

Net Worth 2020: $10 Million

3. Richard Reed Parry

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Richard Reed Parry was born on October 4, 1977 in Canada.
His band Arcade Fire won the Album of the Year Grammy for their 2010 album The Suburbs.

Net Worth 2020: $5 million (2018)

4. Mychael Danna

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Mychael Danna was born on September 20, 1958 in  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

5. Maynard Ferguson

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Maynard Ferguson was born on May 4, 1928 in Montreal, Canada.
He was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame in 1992.

6. Andrew Lockington

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Andrew Lockington was born on January 31, 1974 in  Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

7. Percy Faith

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Percy Faith was born on April 7, 1908 in Toronto, Canada.
He released over 70 albums in his career as a bandleader and gained fame for his arrangements of pop and Christmas standards.

8. Trevor Morris

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Trevor Morris was born on May 25, 1970 in London, Canada.
He won an Emmy in 2007 for The Pillars of the Earth and has worked on video games like Dragon Age: Inquisition and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2.

9. Owen Pallett

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Owen Pallett was born on September 7, 1979 in Canada.
He collaborated with a variety of mainstream artists, including R.E.M., Arcade Fire, and Taylor Swift.

10. Fred St-Gelais

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Fred St-Gelais was born on September 2, 1974 in Canada.

Known for composing music for such television shows as Degrassi: The Next Generation, Canadian Idol, and Instant Star, he also sang lead vocals and played the guitar for a Canadian band called Hépatite B. Additionally, he produced and co-wrote singer Marie-Mai's Felix Award-winning album Dangereuse Attraction.

He earned a 2010 Juno nomination for his music production work.

11. Daniel Ingram

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Daniel Ingram was born on June 13, 1975 in Vancouver, Canada.
His songs "Becoming Popular (The Pony Every Pony Should Know)" and "May The Best Pet Win" each received Daytime Emmy Award nominations in 2012.

12. Dan Snaith

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Dan Snaith was born on March 29, 1978 in Canada.
He has won several awards for his music including at the 2015 Juno Awards where he was announced the winner of Electronic Album of the Year for his album Our Love. 

13. Kenneth G. Mills

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Kenneth G. Mills was born on January 25, 1923 in Canada.
He founded the a cappella vocal ensemble The Star-Scape Singers in 1976.

14. David Campbell

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David Campbell was born on February 7, 1948 in Canada.

Perhaps best known as the father of the singer and songwriter Beck, Campbell is also famous for writing or arranging music for such popular artists as Justin TimberlakeAdele, and Michael Jackson. Also a violin and viola player and pianist, David Campbell worked as a session musician for Marvin GayeBill Withers, and many other singers.

David Campbell's orchestration and musical arrangement credits include work on dozens of films, including Rock of Ages; Brokeback Mountain; Dreamgirls; and August: Osage County.

15. Robert Fleming

Robert Fleming was born on November 12, 1921 in Canada.
The Canada Council for the Arts honors him annually by awarding the Robert Fleming Prize to the most talented young musicians.

16. Henry Brant

Henry Brant was born on September 15, 1913 in Canada.

Known for his experimental orchestrations and his use of spatialization techniques. He was the orchestrator for 'Cleopatra' from 1963 in collaboration with Alex North and also assisted on '2001' after North developed some physical problems.

His composition "Ice Field" won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2002.

17. Edwin Orion Brownell

Edwin Orion Brownell was born on November 30, 1964 in Canada.
He founded Edwin and the Bedouins after he relocated to Montreal in 1990. The band toured widely, traversing eastern Canada and North Africa. The group marked its 20th anniversary in 2013.