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Biography


1983
Single:  Independent first single "Friday Dance Promenade" .(Produced by Jamie Kidd, k.d.lang, and Gay Delorme)
1984
Her good friend Drifter (Gary Elgar) diies in Red Deer. It is said that k.d. and the reclines were performing at a small tourist loodge in Jasper the weekend Drifter was killed, and the next day, someone managed to track her down and give her the news just moments before she was to go onstage. She was stunned, but rather than call off the gig, she went in and sang her guts out. After her performance, she left the hote and spent the rest of the night walking throught the mountains alone. ("All you get is me "/ Victria Starr)
Album: (First album) "A Truly Western Experience" Bumstead Publishing
Single: V "Bopalena" (first single)
Single: V "Polly Ann"
Single: V "Hanky Panky"
1985

[May] American debut in New york's bottom Line.
[4 Nov] the Most Promising Female Vocalist by the Juno Awards.
Meets Ben Mink in Expo in Japan.

1986

Sire signed lang.
Compilation: "Get Out" Sire / Warner Bros. /Reprise
[Sep] kd's American televison debut on Late night with David Letterman.

1987

[Feb] Won a Grammy -- Vocal Collaboration for "Crying" with Roy Orbison Album
[Mar] Second album "Angel with a Lariat" (Sire /Produced by Dave Edmunds) "
Angel with a Lariat " peaked at No.56 on billboard's Top Country Albums chart with total chart run of 10 weeks.
Single: "Turn Me Round" (7"、US) --Turn Me Round / Diet of strange places
Soundtrack V: "Crying" (for soundtrack "Hiding Out") (Duetted with Roy Orbison)
Single V: "Crying" (duet with Roy Orbison / 7" / Virgin UK)
Video Clip V "Turn Me Round"

1988
[Jan] Named Chatelaine magazine's Woman of the Year (1988)
[Feb] Won a Grammy -- Vocal Collaboration for "Crying" with Roy Orbison
[Feb] Performed at Calgary Winter Olinpic Games clossing ceremonies.

Album: [Summer] 3rd album "Shadowland" (Produced by Owen Bradley)
Single: "I'm Down to My Last Cigarette" (7")Ranking at Top 40.
-- I'm Down to My Last Cigarette / Western Stars
Single: "Sugarmoon" (7")
--Sugarmoon / Honky Tonk Angels' Medley
Single: "Lock Stop And Teardrops" (7")
--Lock Stop and Teardrops / Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes
Compilation "Black Coffee" for Album: "Just Say Yo"
Single, Video Clip V "Honky Tonk Angels' Medley"
Promotion The Making Of Shadowland
1989
[Feb] Won her first Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Collaboration ("Crying" with Roy Orbison).
Soundtrack "Our day Will Come" for "Shag" with Take 6 Sire / Warner Bros.
Album [Spring] 4th album "Absolute Torch and Twang" (k.d.lang and the reclins) Sire (Produced by Greg Peny, Ben Mink, and k.d.lang)
Single "Full Moon Full of Love" Sire (Became a Top 25 hit in the summer of 1989) (Germany?)
--Full Moon Full of Love / Wallflower Waltz
Single "Three Days" Sire
--Three days / Trail of Broken Hearts
Single V: "Pulling Back The Reins" Sire
Single V: "Trail of Broken Hearts" (Germany?)
Compilation: "Nowhere To Stand" for album "Just Say Mao" Sire
Other Artist: "Sin City" for Dwight Yokam's album "Just Looking For A Hit" Reprise
Other Artist: Background vocal in "Drive All Night" for Dion's album "Yo Frankie" Arista (Produced by Dave Edmunds, who produced "Angel with Lariat")
1990
[Feb] k.d won a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance, Female ("Absolute Torch And Twang").
Single: V: Ridin' the rails
Single: "Big Boned Gal" Sire
[Jun] Meat Stinks campaign film for PETA ( People foor the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
Other Artist: "Mother of Pearl" for Album "Eroica" (Wendy and Lisa) Virgin
Compilation: V "So in Love" for "Red, Hot, and Blue" Chrysalis
Soundtrack: "Ridin' the Rails" with Take 6 for "Dick Tracy"
Single: V: "Ridin' the rails" (7")
--Ridin' the rails / Seven Lonely Days
1991

V [Sep] The film "Salmonberries" directed by Percy Adlon won the Best Film award at the Montreal World Film Festival.
Compilation "Damned Old Dog" for "Tame Yourself" Compilation R.N.A. (Rhino records)
Other Artist: "Lulu's Lament" for Mrs. Fun's album "They are not a trio". Lulu is a cow kd is(was?) keeping and you could see it in a commercial video of PETA. (Black sky publishing)
Soundtrack "Calling All Angels" for the film "Until The End Of The World" directed by Vim Wenders (Warner Bros.) Other Artist "Lulu's Lament" for Mrs. Fun's album "They are not a trio" Black sky publishing Commercial video "Harvest Of Seven Years (Cropped And Chronicled)" Warner Reprise Video Video Clip V "Barefoot" (from "Salmonberries)
Commercial video: "Harvest Of Seven Years" (Cropped And Chronicled)" (Warner Reprise Video)
Video Clip V "Barefoot" (from "Salmonberries)

1992

Album [17 Mar] First solo POP album "Ingenue" ( Sire / Warner Bros. /Produced by Greg Penny, ben Mink, and k.d.lang)
Single V: "Constant Craving" (Germany)
---Constant Craving(edit) / Wash Me Clean(live) / The Mind of Love(live)
Single "Constant Craving" (US, France)
[16 Jun] Declared that she was a lesbian in an interview in The Advocate.
Single: "Constant Craving" (12", UK)
--Constant Craving(edit) /Barefoot(rythmic version) / Season of hollow soul
Single: "Constant Craving" (7")
--Constant Craving / Season of Hollow Soul
Promo: "Constant Craving" (7"、UK)
Single: V "Miss Chatelaine / Outside Myself" (7"/Sire)
Won the Grammy Award -- Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female,
Won a Grammy --Best Album for "Ingenue"
Song of the Year for "Constant Craving"
Other Artist: Duet "Crying" for Roy Orbison's album "King of Hearts" (Virgin)
Other Artist "Calling All Angels" for Jane Siberry's promotion CD "Summer in the yukon".
Compilation "Miss Chatelaine" for "Get Out"

1993

[Feb] Won the Grammy Award -- Best Pop Vocal Performance Female for "Constant Craving"
--Best Album: for "Ingenue"
--Song of the Year for "Constant Craving"

Soundtrack "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" Sire / Warner Bros. (Soundtrack for Gus Van Zant's film, adaptation of Tom Robbins) (Produced by k.d.lang and Ben Mink)
Single: V "Just Keep Me Movin'" (USA)
--Just Keep Me Moving (Ramix, Album: version) /(Radio Remix) / Movin' Mix)
Single: "Just Keep Me Movin'" (France)
--Just Keep Me Moving (Radio Remix) / (Movin' Mix) / (Wild planet mix) / (Movin' dub) / (wildplanet instrumental) / (Album: version)
Single: "Just Keep Me Movin'" (UK)
Single: "Miss Chatelaine" (France /maid in Germany)
--Miss Chatelaine (Single: version) / Miss Chatelaine ( st.tropez.edit) / Wash me clean (live) / The Mind of love (live)
Single: "Miss Chatelaine" (UK, 7")
--Miss Chatelaine (Single version) / Miss Chatelaine ( st.tropez.edit)
Single: "Miss Chatelaine" (US)
Single: "Miss Chatelaine & More" (Japan)
--Constant Craving(edit) / Wash Me Clean(live) / The Mind of Love(live)
Single: V "The Mind of Love"
--Constant craving(edit) / Miss Chatelaine (Single: version) / Miss Chatelaine (St.Tropez Mix) / Miss Chatelaine (Paris '92) / Miss Chatelaine (St. Trope edit) / Barefoot (France)
Single: "The Mind of Love" (Australia)
--The Mind of Love / So It Shall Be / Barefoot
Single: "The Mind of Love" (Germany)
--The Mind of Love / Three Ciigarettes In An Ashtray / Pullin' Back The Reins
Single: "The Mind of Love" (UK、7インチ)
--The Mind of Love / Three Ciigarettes In An Ashtray
Soundtrack "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" with Andy Bell for the soundtrack "Coneheads" Warner Bros.
Other Artist "Teardrops" for "Duets" of Elton John Rocket record
Other Artist "Calling All Angels" for Jane Siberry's album "When I was a boy" Reprise
k.d.'s video for "Constant Craving" also received a MTV Music Video Award for Best Female Video (a surprising feat considering her music was seldom if ever played on MTV).
Other Artist "Barefoot" for Bob Telsoon's album "Calling You" Warner Bros.

1994

Single V "Hush Sweet Lover" from sound track "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" (US, Australia)
Single "Lifted by Love" from sound track "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues"
-- Lifted by Love (club xanax mix) / Lifted By Love (Elevate your love mix9 / Miss Chatelaine (St. Tropez mix) / Just Keep Me Moving (Movin' mix) Sire / Warner Bros.
Other Artist [Jun] Duet "You can sleep while I drive" with Melissa Ethridge in Aids benefit concerrt live at Beacon Theater, New Youk City (June, 1994); which was included in Melissa Ethridge's album "Set yourself free".
Album [Oct] Second POP album "All You Can Eat" Warner Bros. (Produced by k.d.lang and Ben Mink, Co-produced by Marc Ramaer) (USA)
Best Pop Vocal Performance Female for "Miss Chatelaine"

Compilation "Barefoot" for "The Unplugged Collection, Volume One" (Warner Bros. )
Compilation "Grammy's Greatest Moments, Live" ( Atlantic )
Compilation "Grammy's Greatest Moments Volume 2" ( Atlantic )
Other Artist: "Moonglow" for Tony Bennet's "MTV Unplugged" (Sony Records )
Other Artist: Back vocal in "Daughtera" for Mrs.Fun's Album: "No Ennui" (sky publishing )

1995
Single: V "If I Were You" (Japan)
--if I were you / get some / what's new pussycat (live)
Single: "If I Were You" (US)
--if I were you (Album: edit) / (Somokin' Lounge Mix) / Main Mix) / (junior's X-beat Mix) / Get Some
Single: "If I Were You" (7")
--if I were you / Get Some
Single: V "You're OK"
--You're OK / If I Were You (main Mix) / (Smokin' Lounge Mix) / (Junior's X-Beat Mix)
Single: V "Sexuality" (Australia)
--Sexuality(Album: version) / I want it all (Album: version) / if I were you (Somokin' Lounge Mix9)
Single: "Sexuality" (USA)
--Sexuality(teri bristol vocal house mix) / (angel moraes main mix) / (tony maserati final radio remix) / (teri bristol radio remix edit) / (d.j. krush full mix) / (Album: version)
Single: "Sexuality EP" (Japan)
--Sexuality(radio version) / (DJ. Krush full mix) / (DJ. Krush instrumental) / (Tony Maserti Main Mix) / (Angel moraes Dub) / (Teri Bristol Perc-A-Pella Mix)
Other Artist: Duet "Intimacy" for Bruce Roberts's Album: "Intimacy"
Soundtrack: "Sexuality" for TV Soundtrack: "Friends" (Produced by Gavin MacKillop)
Best collaboration for "Moonglow", Tony Bennett
Brit Awards -- Best International Female Artist

Film V "Secret love " , ending theme song for film "the celluloid closet"
1996
Compilation "Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray" for "The Best of Austin City Limits"
Soundtrack: V "Love Affair" for "Twister"
Compilation "If I Were You" for Album: "VH1 Cross Roads" (Produced by Linda Ferrandoo & Wayne Isaak)
Compilation "Lock Stock and Teardrops" for Album: "Women Live In Mountain Stage"
1997
Album: [June] "Drag" (Produced by Craig Street and k.d.lang) (Japan)
Single: "The Joker" (Japan)
--The Joker / Two Cigarettes In The Dark / Deep In A Dream
Single: "Don't Smoke In Bed / The Air That I Breath" (Japan)
--The Air That I Breath (edit) / The Air That I Breath (Album: version) /Don't Smoke In Bed / Two Cigarettes In The Dark
Single: "Theme from the valley of the dalls" (USA)
--Theme from the valley of the dalls (Junior Vasquez 7" mix) / (Junior's Arena anthem) / (Junior's Arena Dub) / (Junior's Arena Dub) /Junior's Tribal Beats) / ( Junior's riff Dub) / (Junior's Arena Instrumental) / (Album: version)
Single: "1997 Australian Tour Commermorative EP"
--Theme form The Valey Of The Dalls (Jnr. Vasquez 7" mix) / (Jnr's Arena anthem edit) / (Jnr's X beat) / Just Keep Me Movving (Moving Mind Mix) / Lifted By Love (Club Xanax Miix) /Sexuality (DJ Krush Full Mix) / Theme form The Valey Of The Dalls (Junior's
Soundtrack: "Seven Lonely Days" with Take 6 for Soundtrack: "Traveler"
Soundtrack: [Nov] "Surrender" for "Tomorrow Never Dies (007)"
Soundtrack: [Nov] "Skylark" for "Midnight Garden of Good and Evil"
Compilation "Just Keep Me Moving" for "Lesbian Favorites, Women Like Us"
[Sep] A songwriting credit for "Anybody Seen My Baby" of Rollingstones's Album: "Bridges To Babylon" was shared with k.d. lang and her writing partner Ben Mink.
Other Artist: Produced the Murmurs' Album: "Blender".
1998
Compilation: "Constant Craving Mix" FM, (Malaysia/Pacific Asia)
Compilation: "Sexuality" FM - J Wave, (Hong Kong, Pacific Asia.)
Compilation: "Constant Craving" for " Video Hits-Boys and Girls" (Australia, New Zealand)
Other Artist: "(Our) Love is Here To Stay" for Rosemary Cloony's Album: "A Seventieth Birthday Celebration"
Compilations Constant Craving for "Power of a Woman" (Mauritius Zimbabwe, Ghana)
Compilation: Constant Craving for "Video Hits-Boys and Girls" (Australia, New Zealand)
Compilation: "Constant Craving" for "90's Collection" (International)
Compilation: "The Air That I Breath" for " Woman 2 Woman II" (Australia, New Zealand)
Compilation: "Constant Craving" for "Summer of Love" (Italy, Pan Europe)
Compilation: "Constant Craving" for " Woman 98" (UK, Pan Europe)
Compilation: "Constant Craving" for " Still the One" ( Holland, Belgium, Pan Europe)
Compilation: "Constant Craving" for " Most Relaxing Album: Ever" (UK, Pan Europe)
Compilation: "Constant Craving" for "Best of Drive Time" (UK, Pan Europe)
Compilation: "Fado Hilario" for "Onda Sonora (Red Hot & Lisbon)"
Compilation: "Miss Chatelaine" for "Power of Love Songs" (Turkey, Pan Europe)
1999
Compilation: "Constant Craving" for "International Time Life Series" (World excluding US, Canada and Japan.)
Compilation: Calling All Angels, Charmed/ World
Soundtrack: "Anywhere But Here" for Soundtrack: "Anywhere But Here"
Single: "Anywhere But Here"
--Anywher but Here (k.d.lang) / (other two tunes)
2000
Album: "Invincible Summer" ,Produced by Domain Legassick (Warner Bros.)
Single: V "Summerfling" (US)
--summerfling (radio edit) / summerfling (calderone radio mix) / summerfling (proopellerheads mix) / Constant craving (live from sydne) / summerfling (extended vocal remix)
Single: "Summerfling" (France)
--summerfling (radio edit) / summerfling (propellerheads mix) / Constant craving (live from sydne)
2001
Album: V "Live by request" (Recorded Decembar 14, 2000 at John Jay College of City University of New York)
Commercial video "Live by request"
Soundtrack: "The Consequences of Falling (Lenny B Remix)" for Soundtrack: "Sweet November" (Produced by Danny Bramson)
Other Artist: "keep the Faith, Baby" for Tony Bennett's Album: "Playin' With My Friends" (prroduced by Phil Ramone)
Other Artist: Featured vocal in "An Uncommon Love" for Carole King's Album: "Love Makes The World"
2002
Compilation: [June 10] "Crying" for the very best of UNPLUGGED (Label: Universal International )
Album: O [Decembar 14] "A Wonderful World" (Label: Sony ) Tony Bennett and k.d. lang duet on a selection of songs inspired by Louis Armstrong.
2003
Album:V [September 9] "Leavin' On Your Mind" included in the album "Remembering Patsy Cline"(label:Mca)
2004
Soundtrack: [ March 30, 2004] "Patch of Heaven"for "Home On The range"(label:Disney)
Album: [July 27] "hymns of the 49th parallel"(label:Nonesuch)
Compilation: V:[September 27] DVD video "Crying"for "the very best of UNPLUGGED Vol.3"(label:Universal International)
2005
Tour: Feb 2, 2005 HK Concert of "hymns of the 49th parallel" in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. You can see the picture of this live here.
Tour: Feb 25, 2005 Tokyo Concert of "hymns of the 49th parallel" in Tokyo International Forum C.