There's nothing we can put in this intro that hasn't been said or we don't already know: 2017 was another fantastic year in Canadian music. While global awareness about our homegrown talent remains driven by Drake and The Weeknd, the local scene is stronger than ever with the next wave poised for worldwide recognition—just ask Daniel Caesar and his two Grammy nominations. Here are our favourite releases by Canadian artists from this year, and while there are a few certified stars on this list, there's also a few rising talents that we're looking forward to keeping an eye on in 2018.