Kimbra

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Kimbra Lee Johnson (born 27 March 1990), known mononymously as Kimbra, is a New Zealand singer and actress who mixes pop with classic R&B, jazz and rock musical elements. Her musical influences range from Prince and Minnie Riperton, to Björk and Jeff Buckley. Her debut album, Vows, was released in Australia in 2011. Singles from the album include "Settle Down", "Cameo Lover" (which won an Australian Recording Industry Association Award), "Good Intent" and "Two Way Street".

A reworked version of the album was released in Europe and the United States in 2012. It featured several new songs, including "Come into My Head", "Warrior" (on which Kimbra was joined by musicians Mark Foster from Foster the People and DJ A-Trak), and a cover of Nina Simone's "Plain Gold Ring". Vows reached the top 5 in New Zealand and Australia; on 22 May 2012, the album was released in North America, debuting at number 14 on the Billboard charts.[2]

Vincent Fantauzzo's portrait of Kimbra was a finalist for the 2012 Archibald Prize. The portrait was painted in conjunction with the making of a video featuring Kimbra's song "The Build Up".[3][4]

Kimbra is featured in the 2012 multi-platinum single "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye. On 10 February 2013, she and Gotye won the "Record of the Year" and "Best Pop Duo/Group Performance" awards at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards for "Somebody That I Used to Know". This achievement made her only the third New Zealand singer to win a Grammy Award.

Kimbra's second studio album, The Golden Echo, was officially released on 19 August 2014 to positive critical reception.[5]

Her third album, Primal Heart, is set to be released on 19 January 2018. [6]

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Top of the World
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Top of the World is a song by musical artist Kimbra, released on November 10, 2017.
Everybody Knows
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Everybody Knows is a song by musical artist Kimbra, released on September 29, 2017.
Relative Peace
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Relative Peace is a song by musical artist Kimbra, released on February 1, 2017.
Vows
 
Vows is the debut studio album by New Zealand recording artist Kimbra.

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Kimbra talks new single 'Everybody Knows,' Safe Horizon
  –  November 15, 2017
New Zealand songstress Kimbra chatted with Digital Journal about her new single ... Nowadays, it's not enough to be a great singer. You need to be savvy on the music industry. You need to have skills in production and how to make a basic demo.
Kiwi singer Kimbra on her new album and book: It's about everyone standing up
  –  October 21, 2017
New Zealand singer/songwriter Kimbra is about to drop her new album and has just taken part in a new book celebrating the views and experiences of 200 diverse women called 200 Women (who will change the way you see the world). She talks to Newstalk ZB's ...
Who is the real Kimbra?
  –  October 7, 2017
A lot has changed for the Hamilton-born musician in the last couple of years. After making her second album, The Golden Echo, in Los Angeles Kimbra made the move to New York, an experience which seems to have pushed her boundaries both personally and ...
Morrissey, Kimbra, & Talib Kweli Open Eyes In Top Songs Of The Week - October 6
  –  October 5, 2017
Kimbra — "Everybody Knows" It looks like Kimbra will release ... The song possesses a soulful, jazz-leaning melody and thoughtful verses such as "A man of peace uses his words in different mediums/ He'll bleed for his beliefs, practicing civil disobedience."
Justin Timberlake, Kimbra, & Eagles Of Death Metal Are Thankful In Top Instagrams Of The Week - November 24
  –  November 22, 2017
And Kimbra seemed to act just like a kid in the mirror ... another tragic loss suffered by the music world earlier this year. The week was filled with ups and downs, but we all are certainly thankful for something. So without further ado, here are ...
Review: Kimbra inspirational on 'Everybody Knows' remix video
  –  November 13, 2017
The video was inspired by Kimbra's open letter to Harvey Weinstein. Although the music video may be slightly disturbing, due to its serious subject matter (domestic violence), it is very powerful and inspirational. The Apothek Rework video for "Everybody ...
Kiwi singer Kimbra on her new album and book: It's about everyone standing up
  –  October 21, 2017
Kimbra says the music industry is a male dominated one (Photo ... women called 200 Women (who will change the way you see the world). She talks to Newstalk ZB's Kate Hawkesby from New York.
Who is the real Kimbra?
  –  October 7, 2017
you realise [we have] the gift of music to really connect us through those things." A lot has changed for the Hamilton-born musician in the last couple of years. After making her second album, The Golden Echo, in Los Angeles Kimbra made the move to New ...

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