k.d. Lang, singer
birth name: Kathryn Dawn Lang

k.d. Lang

November 2, 1961, Consort, Canada

Q: I have always been struck by your willingness to expose yourself in your music - your heart, your desires, your pain. That kind of openness and vulnerability, which takes courage, is a core dharma principle. ~ A: I guess that’s been there. I would like to think I’ve always been Buddhist; it just took me a while to find my teacher. ~ Shambhala Sun: k.d. Lang Interview ~ retrieved November 1, 2013 © Shambala Sun

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But Lang wasn't looking to be pigeonholed. Her 1989 Grammy Award-winning Absolute Torch and Twang (Best Female Country Vocal Performance) combined her love of country with increasingly sophisticated, emotive torch singing typified by ‘Pullin' Back the Reins.’ With the 1992, platinum-selling Ingenue she had fashioned a sound - if not a genre - all her own: an elegant and impassioned adult contemporary approach. That yielded her biggest hit, ‘Constant Craving,’ as well as another Grammy, this time for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. On subsequent releases, lang continued to both fine-tune and expand the parameters of her songwriting and her repertoire. All You Can Eat (1995) was the most experimental, as challenging as it was fun; the smoking-themed Drag (1997) underscored her gifts as an interpreter, utilizing material by composers ranging from Steve Miller and Air Supply to Jane Siberry and Andre and Dory Previn. Invincible Summer (2000) was perhaps her most sultry, a collection featuring bossa nova inflections and dreamy electronics. ~ kdlang.com: k.d. Lang ~ retrieved April 8, 2014 © kdLang.com

k.d. Lang ~ Ranked #33 VH-1 100 Greatest Women Of Rock & Roll in 1999.

k.d. Lang & the Reclines ~ Absolute Torch And Twang (1989) ~ #50 Entertainment Weekly 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 1993.

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