Kalan Porter

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Pop Singer
Date of Birth November 11, 1985
Place of Birth Medicine Hat, Canada
Age 34 years old
Horoscope Scorpio

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Kalan Porter

Richard Kalan Porter is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Medicine Hat, Alberta, and the winner of the reality television series Canadian Idol in season 2. He started to sing at an early age and is classically trained, playing several instruments, most notably, the violin and viola. He writes and arranges violin solos for many of his songs. Porter's first single "Awake in a Dream" is the best selling debut single for a Canadian artist to date and has been certified 8x Platinum by the Canadian Recording Industry Association. He is also the highest selling solo Canadian Idol singer. In 2013 he was a graduate student in business at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Birth name: Richard Kalan Porter
Born: November 11, 1985, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Origin: Irvine, Alberta, Canada
Genres: Pop
Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter
Years active: 2004–2008
Labels: Sony Music Canada
Associated acts: Mackenzie Porter
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About Kalan Porter

Canadian singer-songwriter who shot to stardom after winning the second season of the singing competition Canadian Idol. His debut single, "Awake In a Dream," was a massive success, going eight-times Platinum.

Before Fame

He grew up playing in his family's band, SWASS.


He is a classically-trained multi-instrumentalist who is particularly talented at the violin and viola. Many of his songs feature violin solos.

Family Life

His sister is actress and musician MacKenzie Porter.


He and Jacob Hoggard both competed on the second season of Canadian Idol.

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Latest information about Kalan Porter updated on October 22, 2020.

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