Alessia Cara & Francesco Yates: 25 best Canadian musicians 25 and under

There’s something incredibly exciting about the future of Canadian music.

Alongside meteoric Billboard chart toppers like the Weeknd, Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber, there’s the enormous buzz and critical acclaim catapulting 19-year-old Alessia Cara into the world, ready to dominate with her debut full-length album, Know It All, which hits stores this Friday.

Alessia Cara, the Weeknd, Kira Isabella, more: 25 best Canadian musicians 25 and under

There’s so much talent in this country and it’s such a thrill to see so many young people making names for themselves while creating incredible music.

Several weeks ago, we asked for your input in helping choose the 25 best young Canadian musicians 25 years and under. Through your suggestions and our own research (read: obsession with all things music and Canadian), we’re profiling 25 artists who offer us a glimpse of the future and a brilliant snapshot — and playlist — of our country right now. Click through the gallery above to check it out.