It was revealed today that the CBC have named k.d.lang as Canada’s #1 singer of all time. Lang tops the list of the Top 25 singers as voted on by a panel of CBC producers and show hosts. Hailing the wonder of her voice they wrote “She’s not precious, she doesn’t indulge in diva-like vocal tricks — lang sings from the gut and the heart, and it’s perfection.” To see CBC’s list of Canada’s Top 25 singers click on http://music.cbc.ca/#/blogs/2013/3/The-25-greatest-Canadian-singers-ever
This announcement comes just one month before k.d.lang is inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards held April 21, 2013 in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Over the course of her 25 year career k.d.lang has made a habit of re-writing the rules of country and pop music with a voice that defies description. The Alberta born singer has won eight Juno Awards and four Grammy Awards. Her contributions to music were already so significant that by the end of the 80’s she was named one of Canada’s Artists of The Decade along with Bryan Adams and Rush. In 2008 she was honoured as a recipient on Canada’s Walk of Fame. Lang’s duet with Roy Orbison on “Cryin’” made her an international star and the multi-platinum album Ingénue proved that she could rule the pop charts as well as the country charts. Her performance of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at the opening ceremonies of Vancouver’s 2010 Olympic Games reminded the world of her unmatched talent.
In 2011, she released her 13th studio album Sing it Loud, which she released alongside her band, the Siss Boom Bang.The Toronto Sun said the album “marries rich countripolitan sophistication to earthy Memphis soul to create lang’s warmest and most welcoming work in many a year.” In 2010, she marked the 25th anniversary of her recording debut with Recollection, a career retrospective.
Lang has also championed many causes throughout her distinguished career, including gay rights, animal rights, and Tibetan human rights. K,d.lang will be performing live on the Juno awards.