Kathryn Dawn Lang, known by her stylized stage name k.d. lang, is a Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress. Lang has won both Juno Awards and Grammy Awards for her musical performances; hits include "Constant Craving" and "Miss Chatelaine". She has contributed songs to movie soundtracks and has collaborated with musicians such as Roy Orbison, Tony Bennett, Elton John, Anne Murray, Ann Wilson, and Jane Siberry. Lang is also known for being an animal rights, gay rights, and Tibetan human rights activist. She is a tantric practitioner of the old school of Tibetan Buddhism. She performed Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" live at the closing ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. Previously, she had performed at the closing ceremony of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. Lang possesses the vocal range of a mezzo-soprano.
|Birth name:||Kathryn Dawn Lang|
|Born:||Nov 2, 1961, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Genres:||Country, pop, folk|
|Occupation(s):||Singer-songwriter, record producer, actress|
|Labels:||Bumstead, Sire, Warner Bros. Records, Nonesuch, Elektra Records|
|Facebook:||K.d. lang's Facebook profile|
|IMDb:||K.d. lang's IMDb|
|Spotify:||K.d. lang's Spotify|
|iTunes:||K.d. lang's iTunes|
About KD Lang
Grammy Award-winning pop and country singer and songwriter who wrote "Constant Craving" and "Miss Chatelaine." Also a philanthropist, she raised money for HIV/AIDS research and care.
She was inspired to pursue a career in music after listening to the songs of country legend Patsy Cline.
She performed Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
She grew up with two sisters and one brother. An open lesbian, she publicly voiced her support for gay rights.
She and Tony Bennett were nominated for a 2003 Best Pop Collaboration Grammy Award for their rendition of "What a Wonderful World."
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- Academy of Country Music - The Academy of Country Music was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles, California as the Country & Western Music Academy. Among the founders were Eddie Miller, Tommy Wiggins, and Mickey and Chris Christensen.
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- Canadian Buddhists
- Canadian mezzo-sopranos
- LGBT Buddhists
- Canadian country guitarists
- Actresses from Edmonton
- Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees
- Nonesuch Records artists
- Actresses from Portland, Oregon
- Members of the Alberta Order of Excellence
- Canadian female guitarists
- Canadian women activists
- Musicians from Edmonton
- LGBT rights activists from Canada
- Torch singers
- Governor General's Performing Arts Award winners
- Ballad musicians
- Sire Records artists
- Converts to Buddhism
- Canadian country singer-songwriters
- Lesbian actresses
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- Canadian activists
- Musicians from Portland, Oregon
- Brit Award winners
- 20th-century Canadian singers
- LGBT songwriters
- 21st-century Canadian singers