k.d. lang Net Worth

k.d. lang was born on November 02, 1961 in  Consort, Alberta, Canada, is Soundtrack, Actress, Music Department. 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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Age, Biography and Wiki

Who is it? Soundtrack, Actress, Music Department
Birth Day November 02, 1961
Birth Place  Consort, Alberta, Canada
Age 59 YEARS OLD
Birth Sign Sagittarius
Birth name Kathryn Dawn Lang
Genres Country, pop, folk, jazz
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, record producer, actress
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1981–present
Labels Bumstead, Sire, Warner Bros. Records, Nonesuch, Elektra Records
Website www.kdlang.com

💰 Net worth: Under Review

Awards and nominations:

Lang won the American Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for her 1989 album, Absolute Torch and Twang. The single "Full Moon Full of Love" that stemmed from that album became a modest hit in the United States in the middle of 1989 and a Number 1 hit on the RPM Country chart in Canada.

In 1989, she sang a duet, "Sin City", with Dwight Yoakam on his album Just Lookin' for a Hit.

The 1992 album, Ingénue, a set of adult-oriented pop songs that showed comparatively little country influence, contained her most popular song, "Constant Craving." That song brought her multi-million sales, much critical acclaim, and the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Another top ten single from the record was "Miss Chatelaine". The salsa-inspired track was ironic; Chatelaine, a women's magazine, once chose Lang as its "Woman of the Year, " and the song's video depicted Lang in an exaggeratedly feminine manner, surrounded by bright pastel colors and a profusion of bubbles reminiscent of a performance on the Lawrence Welk show.

She received a writing credit for the Rolling Stones 1997 song, "Anybody Seen My Baby?", whose chorus sounds strikingly similar to "Constant Craving". Jagger and Richards claimed to have never heard the song before and when they discovered the similarity prior to the song's release, were flummoxed as to how the songs could be so similar. Jagger then soon discovered his daughter listening to a recording of "Constant Craving" on her stereo and realized he had heard the song before many times but only subliminally. The two gave Lang credit, along with her co-writer Ben Mink, to avoid any possible lawsuits. Afterwards, Lang said she was "completely honoured and flattered" to receive the songwriting credit.

She contributed much of the music towards Gus Van Sant's soundtrack of the film Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, and also did a cover of "Skylark" for the 1997 film adaptation of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. She performed "Surrender" for the closing titles of the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, having previously worked with Bond composer David Arnold on his album, Shaken and Stirred: The David Arnold James Bond Project.

In 1996, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

In 1997, Drag, an album of cover tunes dedicated to 'smoke' (specifically cigarette smoking) was released. The album cover and booklet photographs show Lang in a man's suit, referring to crossdressing as another possible meaning of the word 'drag'. The songs on Drag include "Smoke Dreams, " from the '40s, Steve Miller Band's "The Joker, " "Smoke Rings, " the theme from the cult movie Valley of the Dolls, and 8 other smoke-themed songs. In 1998, she was inducted into the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives' National Portrait Collection.

In 1999, Lang ranked No. 33 on VH-1's 100 Greatest Women in Rock & Roll, and she ranked No. 26 on CMT's 40 Greatest Women in Country Music in 2002, one of only eight women to make both lists. (The others were Linda Ronstadt, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Lucinda Williams, and Emmylou Harris).

In 2003, she won her fourth Grammy Award, this time for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for her collaboration with Tony Bennett on A Wonderful World.

On subsequent tours, critical acclaim continued to come her way. In 2004, Stephen Holden of The New York Times wrote: "Few singers command such perfection of pitch. Her voice, at once beautiful and unadorned and softened with a veil of smoke, invariably hits the middle of a note and remains there. She discreetly flaunted her technique, drawing out notes and shading them from sustained cries into softer, vibrato-laden murmurs. She balanced her commitment to the material with humor, projecting a twinkling merriment behind it all."

In the same year, Lang released Hymns of the 49th Parallel, which featured cover versions of songs by iconic English-speaking Canadian singer-songwriters: Bruce Cockburn, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Ron Sexsmith, Jane Siberry, and Neil Young. According to the Canadian Record Industry Association (CRIA), in April 2006, the album went platinum in Canada selling over 100,000 copies. In December 2007, the album reached double platinum status in Australia selling over 140,000 copies.

Also in 2004, she sang the song "Little Patch of Heaven" for the Walt Disney Feature Animation film Home on the Range.

On July 29, 2006, Lang performed her hit "Constant Craving" at the opening ceremonies of the Outgames held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

In 2006, she paired with singer Madeleine Peyroux on a cover of the Joni Mitchell song, "River", for Peyroux's album, Half the Perfect World. That same year Lang was featured in Nellie McKay's second album, Pretty Little Head, singing with McKay in "We Had it Right". As well, Lang sang a version of The Beatles' "Golden Slumbers" for the Happy Feet film soundtrack. She also sang a duet with Ann Wilson on the Heart singer's solo album Hope & Glory covering the Lucinda Williams song "Jackson".

In 2007, she teamed up with one of her childhood idols, Anne Murray, on a remake of Anne's hit, "A Love Song", to be featured on Anne's album, Friends And Legends. The duet was recorded in Los Angeles, California.

On February 5, 2008, she released an album of new material entitled Watershed. It was her first collection of original material since the release of her 2000 album, Invincible Summer. An article in which Lang is interviewed states that "when she isn’t working, [Lang] is mostly a homebody, living quietly with a girlfriend she refers to as 'my wife' — they are not legally married — and her two dogs."

On November 11, 2009, she entered into a domestic partnership with Jamie Price whom she had met in 2003. After separating on September 6, 2011, Lang filed for a dissolution of the partnership in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Los Angeles, California, on December 30, 2011.

Lang's first complete greatest-hits collection was released on February 2, 2010, on the Nonesuch label as Recollection.

In 2010, she was in Nashville, working on a new album, titled Sing it Loud. The Nonesuch album was released by Lang and the Siss Boom Bang in a spring 2011 release. The band toured North America in summer 2011.

In 2012, she moved from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon.

On April 21, 2013, during the 2013 Juno Awards, Lang was formally inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. She is notable for praising Canadians and "letting your freak flags fly" during her acceptance speech.

In 2016, Lang collaborated with Neko Case and Laura Veirs on the album project case/lang/veirs.

Biography/Timeline

1982

After secondary school, Lang attended Red Deer College, where she became fascinated with the life and music of Patsy Cline and decided to pursue a career as a professional singer. She moved to Edmonton after her graduation in 1982 and formed a Patsy Cline tribute band called the Reclines in 1983. She and the Reclines recorded a debut album, Friday Dance Promenade, at Sundown Recorders. Label owner Larry Wanagas became her personal manager. The first band featured Stu Macdougal on keys, Dave Bjarnson on drums, Gary Koligar on guitar and Bassist Farley Scott.

1983

The Reclines regularly played Edmonton's popular Sidetrack Cafe, a local venue that featured live bands six nights a week. In 1983, Lang presented a performance-art piece, a seven-hour re-enactment of the transplantation of an artificial heart for Barney Clark, a retired American dentist. A Truly Western Experience was released in 1984 and received strong reviews and led to national attention in Canada. In August 1984, Lang was one of three Canadian artists to be selected to perform at the World Science Fair in Tsukuba, Japan (along with other performing and recording contracts throughout Japan).

1985

Lang made several recordings that received very positive reviews and earned a 1985 Juno Award for Most Promising Female Vocalist. She accepted the award wearing a wedding dress borrowed from her male roommate at the time. She also made numerous tongue-in-cheek promises about what she would and would not do in the Future, thus fulfilling the title of 'Most Promising'. She has won a total of eight Juno Awards.

1986

In 1986, Lang signed a contract with an American record Producer in Nashville, Tennessee, and received critical acclaim for her 1987 album, Angel with a Lariat, which was produced by Dave Edmunds.

1987

Lang performed several times on The Super Dave Osborne Show starting in 1987. In 1988 "k.d. lang and The Reclines" appeared on Austin City Limits. Lang played the lead in the 1991 drama film, Salmonberries, and also co-starred with Ewan McGregor and Ashley Judd in Eye of the Beholder (1999). She had an uncredited role as a lounge singer, performing the song "Love for Sale", in 2006's The Black Dahlia. She has also made guest appearances on the sitcoms The Larry Sanders Show, Dharma & Greg, and the famous coming out episode of Ellen. She appeared on the Christmas special of Pee Wee's Playhouse, where she performed the song "Jingle Bell Rock. " She also made a guest appearance on the "Garbage" episode of The Jim Henson Hour, and in 2008 appeared on Rove McManus' live hour show, Rove.

1988

1988 marked the release of Shadowland, an album of torch country produced by Owen Bradley. In late 1988, Shadowland was named Album of the Year by the Canadian Country Music Association. That year she also performed "Turn Me Round" at the closing ceremonies of the XV Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, and sang background vocals with Jennifer Warnes and Bonnie Raitt for Orbison's acclaimed television special, Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night.

1989

In 1989, she sang a duet, "Sin City", with Dwight Yoakam on his album Just Lookin' for a Hit.

1990

She is a vegetarian and an animal rights Activist. Her "Meat Stinks" campaign in the 1990s created much controversy, particularly in her hometown, in the middle of Alberta's cattle ranching industry—she was banned from more than 30 Alberta radio stations. A sign in Consort, Alberta, stating "Home of k.d. lang" was burned to the ground. Alberta's agriculture minister at the time said it was "extremely unfortunate that she has decided to side with the animal rightists. There's a certain feeling of betrayal – we have supported k.d. fairly well in Alberta." More than a dozen radio stations in the U.S. throughout Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Montana and Nebraska also boycotted playing her records due to her "Meat Stinks" campaign.

1992

Lang, who came out as a lesbian in a June 1992 article of the LGBT news magazine The Advocate, has championed gay rights causes.

1993

Lang appeared on the cover of the August 1993 issue of Vanity Fair photographed by Herb Ritts. The cover featured Lang in a barber chair while model Cindy Crawford appeared to shave her face with a straight razor, which Lang would later say was inspired by the French film Le mari de la coiffeuse. The issue contained a detailed article about Lang which observed that she had thought that she would be ostracized by the country music industry when she came out as a lesbian. However, Nashville was accepting, and her records continued to sell.

1996

In 1996, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

1997

In 1997, Drag, an album of cover tunes dedicated to 'smoke' (specifically cigarette smoking) was released. The album cover and booklet photographs show Lang in a man's suit, referring to crossdressing as another possible meaning of the word 'drag'. The songs on Drag include "Smoke Dreams, " from the '40s, Steve Miller Band's "The Joker, " "Smoke Rings, " the theme from the cult movie Valley of the Dolls, and 8 other smoke-themed songs. In 1998, she was inducted into the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives' National Portrait Collection.

1999

In 1999, Lang ranked No. 33 on VH-1's 100 Greatest Women in Rock & Roll, and she ranked No. 26 on CMT's 40 Greatest Women in Country Music in 2002, one of only eight women to make both lists. (The others were Linda Ronstadt, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Lucinda Williams, and Emmylou Harris).

2003

In 2003, she won her fourth Grammy Award, this time for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for her collaboration with Tony Bennett on A Wonderful World.

2004

Also in 2004, she sang the song "Little Patch of Heaven" for the Walt Disney Feature Animation film Home on the Range.

2006

In 2006, she paired with singer Madeleine Peyroux on a cover of the Joni Mitchell song, "River", for Peyroux's album, Half the Perfect World. That same year Lang was featured in Nellie McKay's second album, Pretty Little Head, singing with McKay in "We Had it Right". As well, Lang sang a version of The Beatles' "Golden Slumbers" for the Happy Feet film Soundtrack. She also sang a duet with Ann Wilson on the Heart singer's solo album Hope & Glory covering the Lucinda Williams song "Jackson".

2007

In 2007, she teamed up with one of her childhood idols, Anne Murray, on a remake of Anne's hit, "A Love Song", to be featured on Anne's album, Friends And Legends. The duet was recorded in Los Angeles, California.

2008

In November 2005, Lang received the National Arts Centre Award, a companion award of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards. On June 3, 2008, it was announced that she would receive a star on Canada's Walk of Fame.

2009

On November 11, 2009, she entered into a domestic partnership with Jamie Price whom she had met in 2003. After separating on September 6, 2011, Lang filed for a dissolution of the partnership in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Los Angeles, California, on December 30, 2011.

2010

On February 12, 2010, she performed Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" at the Olympics Opening Ceremony in Vancouver, British Columbia. In early May 2010, Lang filled in at the last minute for Susan Boyle at the Australian TV Logie Awards to reprise her Winter Olympics performance of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", receiving an extended standing ovation. In 2010, she sang "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" with Matthew Morrison in a Christmas episode of Glee, and is featured on Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album. In February 2013, she appeared in Season 8 of the CBS sitcom, How I Met Your Mother, as herself.

2011

In 2011, Lang was inducted to Q Hall of Fame Canada in recognition of the work she has done to further equality for all peoples around the world.

2012

In 2012, she moved from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon.

2013

On April 21, 2013, during the 2013 Juno Awards, Lang was formally inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. She is notable for praising Canadians and "letting your freak flags fly" during her acceptance speech.

2014

Lang made her Broadway debut as the "Special Guest Star" in Broadway's After Midnight, replacing Fantasia Barrino and to be succeeded by Toni Braxton and Babyface. She appeared from February 11 to March 9, 2014.

2016

Lang reflected on coming out in a 2016 interview with The Canadian Press, saying it "felt like it was the most responsible thing for society and myself" at the time. She also noted that dealing with the fallout was something she struggled with in the years that followed. "It's a very hard thing to unravel for me and decipher," she said. "In a way you can't. It's all just a big ball of wax of who I am and what my role in popular culture was — and what pop culture's role was in me."

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