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 the third New Zealand singer to win a Grammy Award.[citation needed]

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 20 April 2018. [6]

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Like They Do On the TV
Song
Like They Do On the TV is a song by musical artist Kimbra, released on March 30, 2018.
Version of Me
Song
Version of Me is a song by musical artist Kimbra, released on February 23, 2018.
Human
Song
Human is a song by musical artist Kimbra, released on January 19, 2018.
Top of the World
Song
Top of the World is a song by musical artist Kimbra, released on November 10, 2017.

Photos - Kimbra292

People Recently Photographed with Kimbra1

Popular Albums6

Album Appearances & References23

Popular Songs20

Song Appearances & References11

Musical Group References1

Musical Groups2

Minor Film Appearances & References2

TV Shows10

Video Game References1

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships1

Collaborators & Influencers14

Other Music-Related Relationships7

Awards & Nominations18

Events5

Popular Tours1

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Spotify - Albums & Singles42

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Kimbra keeps testing her limits
  –  March 12, 2018
Ever since she was an asthmatic child in remote Hamilton, New Zealand, Kimbra Lee Johnson enjoyed rising to any occasion, refusing to let her condition deter her from becoming a professional singer. “I loved the idea of fighting through things that you ...
Kimbra - Like They Do On TV lyrics
  –  March 29, 2018
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Okkervil River’s Benjamin Lazar Davis shares Origins of solo song “Right Direction”, co-written by Kimbra: Stream
  –  February 28, 2018
Origins is a recurring new music feature that gives an artist the chance to break ... the way to the end and her positive energy that helped me complete my project. Kimbra Johnson (the co-writer of this song) is so inspiring. “Right Direction ...
5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Animal Collective, Kimbra, Adult Mom
  –  January 30, 2018
Kimbra Lee Johnson rose to public prominence alongside the ... indie, bittersweet, romantic pop music” and concocts tunes to mend any broken heart. Adult Mom’s swift and honeyed tracks are personable as they find their singers navigating love and ...
Okkervil River’s Benjamin Lazar Davis shares Origins of solo song “Right Direction”, co-written by Kimbra: Stream
  –  February 28, 2018
It’s the way Joan follows things all the way to the end and her positive energy that helped me complete my project. Kimbra Johnson (the co-writer of this song) is so inspiring. “Right Direction” happened the first time we got together and we ...
Kimbra keeps testing her limits
  –  March 12, 2018
Ever since she was an asthmatic child in remote Hamilton, New Zealand, Kimbra Lee Johnson enjoyed rising to any occasion, refusing to let her condition deter her from becoming a professional singer. “I loved the idea of fighting through things that you ...
5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Animal Collective, Kimbra, Adult Mom
  –  January 30, 2018
Kimbra Lee Johnson rose to public prominence alongside the gone-but-not-forgotten Gotye with their multi-platinum 2012-single “Somebody That I Used to Know.” Although next to nothing has been heard from Gotye, New Zealand-born Kimbra has remained hard ...

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