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k.d. lang: 10 things you should know about the newest inductee to the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame

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On Feb. 12, it was announced that Alberta-born singer/songwriter k.d. lang will join artists like Anne Murray, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, and Rush when she is inducted to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the 42nd annual Juno Awards on April 21.

"To be included in the lineage of Canadian artists who have formed my musical DNA and who remain my mentors is beyond humbling," she said. "I am deeply honoured to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame."

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We are thrilled that the iconic musician will be celebrated this year and to show our appreciation for her work, here are some of her most famous tunes and a few things that you might not know about her.

1. Her initials k.d. stand for Kathryn Dawn.

2. She gave us goose bumps performing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

3. She decided to enter the music world after hearing Patsy Cline and named her tribute band the Reclines in honour of the country singer.

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4. She has eight Juno Awards and four Grammy Awards, which include Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her 1992 single “Constant Craving.”

5. In 1993, the music video for “Constant Craving” won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video.
That year, Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” won Video of the Year.

6. She earned a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2008.

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7. This May, the Alberta Ballet will pay tribute to her with the world premiere of a show called “Balletlujah!” choreographed by Jean Grand-Maître.
“This contemporary ballet represents an intimate collaboration between the artist, choreographer and designers to create a heartfelt portrayal of the voice and the personality that has captivated audiences around the world for almost 30 years,” the company said.

8. She released an album with legendary crooner Tony Bennett in 2002 called “A Wonderful World.
The record featured classic songs like “La Vie en Rose,” “Dream a Little Dream of Me” and “What a Wonderful World.”

9. Cindy Crawford appears shaving lang’s face on the cover of the August 1993 issue of Vanity Fair.

10. Her first Grammy Award in 1989 was for her duet with Roy Orbison, “Crying.”
She credits him as “a Midas to [her] career."

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