Hallelujah - k.d. lang
HallelujahHymns of the 49th Parallel female vocalists covers cover piano Canadian
"Hallelujah" is a song written by Leonard Cohen, originally released in 1984. Kathryn (k.d. lang) recorded a version of "Hallelujah" in 2004 on her album Hymns of the 49th Parallel. Since then she has several times been chosen to sing the song at major events. She also sang it at the 2006 Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame on the occasion of Cohen's induction into the Hall of Fame. After hearing k.d. lang perform the song Cohen's partner, singer Anjani Thomas, looked at Cohen and said "well, I think we can lay that song to rest now! It’s really been done to its ultimate blissful state of perfection." Kathryn recently performed the song during the February 12th opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Kathryn Dawn Lang, OC (born November 2, 1961), better known under her stage name, k.d. lang, is a Grammy Award-winning Canadian singer and songwriter. She is regarded as one of Canada's foremost female vocalists, as well as a champion of legal equality for LGBT people. Her singing talent has lent itself to a wide range of genres, although earlier works, such as 'Angel With a Lariat' and 'Absolute Torch and Twang' (the last of which won her a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance) were predominantly country Show more ...
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