Canada's most powerful musicians: intro

Who are Canada's top musicians globally?

The players: No. 5 | No. 4 | No. 3 | No. 2 | No. 1

Who are the global power players in Canadian music? We trawled album sales, ticket sales and radio airtime to figure out which of our musicians command the best sales and enjoy the most exposure worldwide.

No big surprise Quebec songstress Celine Dion came out on top; after all, she's got her own show in Vegas.

But interestingly enough, eighties icon Bryan Adams also makes the list, thanks to enduring popularity overseas.