Kathryn Daybreak Lang, OC (born November 2, 1961), recognized by her stage identify okay.d. lang, is a Canadian pop and nation singer-songwriter and occasional actress.
Lang has gained each Juno Awards and Grammy Awards for her musical performances; hits embody “Fixed Craving” and “Miss Chatelaine”. She has contributed songs to film soundtracks and has collaborated with musicians resembling Roy Orbison, Tony Bennett, Elton John, Anne Murray, Ann Wilson, and Jane Siberry.
Lang first earned worldwide recognition in 1988 when she carried out, as “The Alberta Rose”, on the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics.
Lang’s profession obtained an enormous enhance when Roy Orbison selected her to file a duet of his normal, “Crying, ” a collaboration that gained them the Grammy Award for Greatest Nation Collaboration with Vocals in 1989. The track was used within the Jon Cryer movie Hiding Out launched in 1987. As a result of success of the track, Lang obtained the Entertainer of the 12 months award from the Canadian Nation Music Affiliation. Lang would win the identical award for the following three years, along with two Feminine Vocalist of the 12 months awards in 1988 and 1989.
1988 marked the discharge of Shadowland, an album of torch nation produced by Owen Bradley. In late 1988, Shadowland was named Album of the 12 months by the Canadian Nation Music Affiliation. That 12 months she additionally carried out “Flip Me Spherical” on 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 tv particular, Roy Orbison and Associates, A Black and White Evening.