You Needed Me – Anne Murray (1978)
This vocalist earned the distinction as the first Canadian female solo singer to score a #1 US pop hit with this single. While it was the peak of her pop chart success, Murray continued to be a force on the country & adult contemporary charts throughout the 80’s. Her musical output and commercial reception began to decline in the 90’s, but it hasn’t stopped Murray from using her celebrity to promote philanthropic causes and make special appearances to support them. Her latest studio album came out in 2007, and a well-received Christmas album followed in 2008. Murray also appeared on Canadian Idol as a mentor in 2008.