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k.d. lang

About

Kathryn Dawn Lang (born November 2, 1961), known by her stylized stage name k.d. lang, is a Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress. Lang has won Juno Awards and Grammy Awards for her musical performances. Hits include the songs "Constant Craving" and "Miss Chatelaine".

A mezzo-soprano, lang has contributed songs to movie soundtracks and has collaborated with musicians such as Roy Orbison, Tony Bennett, Elton John, The Killers, Anne Murray, Ann Wilson, and Jane Siberry. She performed at the closing ceremony of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, and at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she performed Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah".

Lang has also been active as an animal rights, gay rights, and Tibetan human rights activist. She is a tantric practitioner of the old school of Tibetan Buddhism.

Articles

April 11, 2022

Queer Country Rewrites the Narrative of a Complicated Genre

We talk to Shana Goldin-Perschbacher, author of a new book on the rise of LGBTQ+ country musicians, about k.d. lang, Lil Nas X, and “queer sincerity.”

pitchfork.com

Discs

Constant Craving (Fashionably Late Remix)

September 17, 2021

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Miss Chatelaine (Iron Hoof Remix)

June 25, 2021

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makeover

May 28, 2021

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Sleeping Alone (Live from The Majestic Theatre)

December 14, 2018

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Ingénue (25th Anniversary Edition)

July 7, 2017

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Sing It Loud (Deluxe Version)

April 8, 2011

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Sing It Loud

April 8, 2011

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Hallelujah EP

February 12, 2010

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A Truly Western Experience (25th Anniversary Edition)

January 19, 2010

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Recollection

January 1, 2010

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Watershed

January 15, 2008

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Rhino Hi-Five: k.d. lang

April 18, 2006

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Reintarnation

April 18, 2006

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Hymns of the 49th Parallel

July 27, 2004

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A Wonderful World

November 2, 2002

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Live by Request

August 14, 2001

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Invincible Summer

June 20, 2000

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Drag

June 10, 1997

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All You Can Eat

October 2, 1995

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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (From the Motion Picture Even Cowgirls Get the Blues)

January 1, 1993

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Shadowland

April 15, 1988

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Angel With a Lariat

April 15, 1987

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