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Joachim SauerUlrich Merkel
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Red Deer College
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Who is K. D. Lang?

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K. D. Lang or Kathryn Dawn Lang is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actor who became famous in Canada and the United States by singing songs of different genres such as country, folk, pop and jazz with equal ease. She has won many awards which include eight Juno, four Grammy and many more. She is of mixed ancestry which includes Irish, English, Russian, German Icelandic, Jewish and Sioux. She is human rights, animal rights and a gay rights activist. She follows the tantric teachings of the old school Tibetan Buddhism. She performed at the closing ceremony of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary and sang ‘Hallelujah’ composed by Leonard Cohen at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics at Vancouver. This appearance brought her international fame and recognition. She has occasionally acted in a few films. She has appeared on television serials and live shows and sitcoms as well. Her versatility in singing different genres of songs from country to pop has delighted people all over the world and will enthrall people in the days to come.

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K. D. Lang Childhood & Early Life

K. D. Lang was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on November 2, 1961. Her family moved to Consort when she was only nine months old. Her father, Adam Fredrick Lang was a drug store owner, and her mother, Audrey Lang was a teacher.

She was the youngest of the four children - two elder sisters and one elder brother.

She graduated from the secondary school in Consort and then joined the ‘Red Deer College’ where she decided to become a professional singer like Patsy Cline.

K. D. Lang Career

After graduating from college she formed a band ‘Reclines’ in 1983 and came out with her debut album ‘Friday Dance Promenade’.

She released her next album ‘A Truly Western Experience’ in 1984 which won her the first Juno award the next year.

In August 1984, she was one of the three Canadian artistes to perform at the ‘World Science Fair’ held in Tsukuba, Japan.

She shifted her base to the United States in 1986 and started recording for Sire Records, Nashville, Tennessee.

In 1988 she released her next album ‘Shadowland’ which was later named the ‘Album of the Year’ by the ‘Canadian Country Music Association’.

She started performing on the ‘Super Dave Osborne Show’ from 1987.

In 1988 she appeared on the ‘Austin City Limits’ along with her band Reclines.

In 1989 she sang a duet ‘Crying’ and another duet with Dwight Yoakam titled ‘Sin City’. Her album ‘Absolute Torch and Twang’ came out the same year.

She played the lead role in the drama film ‘Salmonberries’ in 1991.

The album ‘Ingénue’ in 1992 contained her best pop performance ‘Constant Craving’.

She did a cover for the film ‘Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil’ in 1997, contributed to the music track for ‘Even Cowgirls Get the Blues’ and sang for the James Bond film ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’.

She released the album ‘Drag’ which was based on smoking themes in 1997.

In 1999 she co-starred with Ewan McGregor and Ashley Judd in the film ‘Eye of the Beholder’.

She released her next album ‘Hymns of the 49th parallel’ in 2004

She collaborated with Tony Bennet for the Album ‘A Wonderful World’ in 2003.

In 2004 she sang ‘Little Patch of Heaven’ for the film ‘Home on the Range’.

In 2006 she sang the duets ‘River’, ‘We Had it Right’, ‘Jackson’ with others and acted as a lounge singer in ‘The Black Dahlia’.

She released the album ‘Watershed’ on February 5, 2008.

She made guest appearances in sitcoms and shows such as ‘Dharma & Greg’, ‘The Larry Sanders Show’, ‘Ellen’, ‘Pee Wee’s Playhouse’ and ‘The Jim Henson Hour’.

In 2008 she appeared in the live show ‘Rove’ conducted by Rove McManus.

Lang performed at the St. Luke’s church in London on February 3, 2008 accompanied by the ‘BBC Concert Orchestra’.

She sang ‘Hallelujah’ at the Vancouver Olympics on February 12, 2010.

She sang a duet, ‘You’re a Mean One, Mr.Grinch’ for ‘Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album’ in 2010.

Her ‘Sing it Loud’ album was released in the spring of 2011.

She moved from Los Angeles to Portland in Oregon in 2012.

She appeared as herself in ‘Season 8’ of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ in February 2013 and in ‘Season 4 Finale’ of ‘Portlandia’ in 2014.

She made her Broadway debut by appearing in ‘After Midnight’ from February 11, 2014 to March 9, 2014 as a ‘Special Guest Star’.

K. D. Lang Awards & Achievements

K. D. Lang received her first Juno award in 1984 as the ‘Most Promising Female Vocalist’.

In 1987 she won the ‘Entertainer of the Year’ award and won it thrice again in 1988, 1989 and 1990.

She won the ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’ awards in 1988 and 1989.

She won Grammy awards for ‘Best Country Collaboration with Vocals’ and ‘Best Female Country Vocal Performance’ in 1989 and for ‘Best Female Pop Vocal Performance’ in 1992.

She was honored with ‘Officer of the Order of Canada’ in 1996.

She won her fourth Grammy Award for ‘Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album’ in 2003.

She received another Juno award on April 21, 2013 and was inducted into ‘Canadian Music Hall of Fame’ the same day.

K. D. Lang Personal Life & Legacy

K. D. Lang entered into a domestic partnership with Jamie Price on November 11, 2009 which lasted up to September 6, 2011.

She filed for the dissolution of the partnership on December 30, 2011.

K. D. Lang Trivia

K. D. Lang is a confirmed lesbian and a gay rights activist.

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K. D. Lang biography timelines

  • K. D. Lang was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on November 2, 1961. Her family moved to Consort when she was only nine months old. Her father, Adam Fredrick Lang was a drug store owner, and her mother, Audrey Lang was a teacher.
    2nd Nov 1961
  • After graduating from college she formed a band ‘Reclines’ in 1983 and came out with her debut album ‘Friday Dance Promenade’.
    1983
  • She released her next album ‘A Truly Western Experience’ in 1984 which won her the first Juno award the next year.
    1984
  • K. D. Lang received her first Juno award in 1984 as the ‘Most Promising Female Vocalist’.
    1984
  • In August 1984, she was one of the three Canadian artistes to perform at the ‘World Science Fair’ held in Tsukuba, Japan.
    Aug 1984
  • She shifted her base to the United States in 1986 and started recording for Sire Records, Nashville, Tennessee.
    1986
  • She started performing on the ‘Super Dave Osborne Show’ from 1987.
    1987
  • In 1988 she released her next album ‘Shadowland’ which was later named the ‘Album of the Year’ by the ‘Canadian Country Music Association’.
    1988
  • In 1988 she appeared on the ‘Austin City Limits’ along with her band Reclines.
    1988
  • She won the ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’ awards in 1988 and 1989.
    1988 To 1989
  • In 1989 she sang a duet ‘Crying’ and another duet with Dwight Yoakam titled ‘Sin City’. Her album ‘Absolute Torch and Twang’ came out the same year.
    1989
  • She won Grammy awards for ‘Best Country Collaboration with Vocals’ and ‘Best Female Country Vocal Performance’ in 1989 and for ‘Best Female Pop Vocal Performance’ in 1992.
    1989 To 1992
  • She played the lead role in the drama film ‘Salmonberries’ in 1991.
    1991
  • The album ‘Ingénue’ in 1992 contained her best pop performance ‘Constant Craving’.
    1992
  • She was honored with ‘Officer of the Order of Canada’ in 1996.
    1996
  • She did a cover for the film ‘Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil’ in 1997, contributed to the music track for ‘Even Cowgirls Get the Blues’ and sang for the James Bond film ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’.
    1997
  • She released the album ‘Drag’ which was based on smoking themes in 1997.
    1997
  • In 1999 she co-starred with Ewan McGregor and Ashley Judd in the film ‘Eye of the Beholder’.
    1999
  • She collaborated with Tony Bennet for the Album ‘A Wonderful World’ in 2003.
    2003
  • She won her fourth Grammy Award for ‘Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album’ in 2003.
    2003
  • She released her next album ‘Hymns of the 49th parallel’ in 2004
    2004
  • In 2004 she sang ‘Little Patch of Heaven’ for the film ‘Home on the Range’.
    2004
  • In 2006 she sang the duets ‘River’, ‘We Had it Right’, ‘Jackson’ with others and acted as a lounge singer in ‘The Black Dahlia’.
    2006
  • In 2008 she appeared in the live show ‘Rove’ conducted by Rove McManus.
    2008
  • Lang performed at the St. Luke’s church in London on February 3, 2008 accompanied by the ‘BBC Concert Orchestra’.
    3rd Feb 2008
  • She released the album ‘Watershed’ on February 5, 2008.
    5th Feb 2008
  • K. D. Lang entered into a domestic partnership with Jamie Price on November 11, 2009 which lasted up to September 6, 2011.
    11th Nov 2009 To 6th Sep 2011
  • She sang a duet, ‘You’re a Mean One, Mr.Grinch’ for ‘Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album’ in 2010.
    2010
  • She sang ‘Hallelujah’ at the Vancouver Olympics on February 12, 2010.
    12th Feb 2010
  • Her ‘Sing it Loud’ album was released in the spring of 2011.
    2011
  • She filed for the dissolution of the partnership on December 30, 2011.
    30th Dec 2011
  • She moved from Los Angeles to Portland in Oregon in 2012.
    2012
  • She appeared as herself in ‘Season 8’ of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ in February 2013 and in ‘Season 4 Finale’ of ‘Portlandia’ in 2014.
    Feb 2013 To 2014
  • She received another Juno award on April 21, 2013 and was inducted into ‘Canadian Music Hall of Fame’ the same day.
    21st Apr 2013
  • She made her Broadway debut by appearing in ‘After Midnight’ from February 11, 2014 to March 9, 2014 as a ‘Special Guest Star’.
    9th Mar 2014
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Frequently asked questions about K. D. Lang

  • What is K. D. Lang birthday?

    K. D. Lang was born at November 2, 1961

  • Where is K. D. Lang's birth place?

    K. D. Lang was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

  • What is K. D. Lang nationalities?

    K. D. Lang's nationalities is Canadian

  • Who is K. D. Lang spouses?

    K. D. Lang's spouses is Joachim Sauer, Ulrich Merkel

  • Who is K. D. Lang siblings?

    K. D. Lang's siblings is Irene Kasner, Marcus Kasner

  • What was K. D. Lang universities?

    K. D. Lang studied at Red Deer College university

  • What is K. D. Lang's religion?

    K. D. Lang's religion is Buddhism

  • How tall is K. D. Lang?

    K. D. Lang's height is 165

  • Who is K. D. Lang's father?

    K. D. Lang's father is Horst Kasner

  • Who is K. D. Lang's mother?

    K. D. Lang's mother is Herlind Kasner

  • What is K. D. Lang's sun sign?

    K. D. Lang is Scorpio