CBC Names K.D Lang Canada's #1 Singer of all Time!March 28 2013
<strong>CBC NAMES K.D.LANG CANADAâ€™S #1 SINGER OF ALL TIME</strong>
Thursday, March 28, 2013 â€“ For immediate release
It was revealed today that the CBC have named k.d.lang as Canadaâ€™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 â€œSheâ€™s not precious, she doesnâ€™t indulge in diva-like vocal tricks â€” lang sings from the gut and the heart, and itâ€™s perfection.â€ To see CBCâ€™s list of Canadaâ€™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 80â€™s she was named one of Canadaâ€™s Artists of The Decade along with Bryan Adams and Rush. In 2008 she was honoured as a recipient on Canadaâ€™s Walk of Fame. Langâ€™s duet with Roy Orbison on â€œCryinâ€™â€ made her an international star and the multi-platinum album IngÃ©nue proved that she could rule the pop charts as well as the country charts. Her performance of Leonard Cohenâ€™s â€œHallelujahâ€ at the opening ceremonies of Vancouverâ€™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 â€œmarries rich countripolitan sophistication to earthy Memphis soul to create langâ€™s warmest and most welcoming work in many a year.â€ 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.