Kathryn Dawn Lang, OC (born November 2, 1961), known by her stage name k.d. lang, is a Canadian pop and country singer / songwriter and occasional actress.
As a young teen she became fascinated with the life and music of Patsy Cline and decided to pursue a career as a professional singer and in 1983 formed a Patsy Cline tribute band called the Reclines.
Lang’s career received a huge boost when Roy Orbison chose her to record a duet of his song, “Crying”, a collaboration that won them the Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals in 1989.
Her 1992 album, Ingénue, contained her most popular song, “Constant Craving”which brought her multi-million sales, much critical acclaim, and the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.