In a major coup, the Nine Network and Warner Music Australia today announced superstar k.d. lang will perform live at the TV Week Logie Awards on Sunday, May 2.
“I’m honoured to be included in the TV Week Logie Awards because Australia feels like my second home. I’m also looking very forward to being in Melbourne again,” k.d. lang said.
Described as “the greatest female singer in the whole world” by fellow Canadian Michael Bublé and “the best singer of her generation” by Tony Bennett, lang is a four-time Grammy Award winner.
In addition to a fruitful collaboration with Bennett, she has performed alongside such music luminaries as Roy Orbison, Bonnie Raitt and Elton John. She sang at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the closing ceremony of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary and has contributed music to the soundtracks of several films, including Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and Happy Feet.
Over a 25-year career, lang has captivated fans and critics alike with her soaring, mesmerising vocals and perfect pitch on hits like Constant Craving.
Beyond her music career, lang has also appeared in a number of films, including Salmonberries, The Black Dahlia and Eye of the Beholder. In 1996 she received Canada’s highest civilian honour, the Order of Canada.
“We are delighted that k.d. lang is performing on the Logies stage this year. This will be another amazing moment in a show filled with a great cast of Australian presenters and international acts,” Adrian Dellevergin, Executive Producer of the TV Week Logie Awards, said. “Her performance at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver has given her the legendary status we are looking for in this show.”
The release of her first ever career retrospective album, Recollection, delivered lang her second number one album in Australia when it was released in February, along with Watershed from 2008.
k.d. lang joins a stellar musical lineup for the Logies that includes John Mayer, Gabriella Cilmi and the Rogue Traders. MTV’s Ruby Rose will join Nine’s Karl Stefanovic, Lisa Wilkinson and Jules Lund as a host for the TV Week Logie Awards Red Carpet Arrivals.
TV WEEK LOGIE AWARDS – SUNDAY, MAY 2 AT 7.30PM ON NINE