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Florence Khoriaty (born February 5, 1983), known as Florence K, is a Canadian pop singer and songwriter from Quebec,[1] who performs material in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. She is most noted for garnering a Juno Award nomination for Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2014.[2]

Florence K
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Background information
Birth nameFlorence Khoriaty
BornFebruary 5, 1983
Genrespop, jazz
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2004-present
LabelsProductions Red Blues
Universal Music Canada
Websitehttp://florencek.com

The daughter of musicians Hany Khoriaty and Natalie Choquette,[3] she started in the music business playing piano and performing duets with her mother.[3]

She released her debut album, Live au Lion d'Or, in 2005. She followed up in 2006 with Bossa Blue, which won the Prix Félix for Best World Music Album at the Gala de l'ADISQ in 2007.[4] Her third album, La historia de Lola, was released in 2008, and her fourth, Havana Angels, was released in 2010.

She then signed a distribution deal with Universal Music Canada, leading to wider distribution for her 2013 album I'm Leaving You.[5] The album was subsequently released in the United States in 2015,[6] garnering a Grammy Award nomination for producer Larry Klein at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.[7]

In 2009, she was the spokesperson for the Mondial des cultures de Drummondville festival.[8]

In September 2018 she debuted as the host of C'est formidable!, a francophone music program on CBC Radio One and CBC Music.[9]

DiscographyEdit

  • Live au Lion d'Or (2005)
  • Bossa Blue (2006)
  • La historia de Lola (2008)
  • Havana Angels (2010)
  • I'm Leaving You (2013)
  • Estrellas (2018)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Singer Florence K credits relies on yoga to stay strong and connected to her daughter". Toronto Star, November 25, 2013.
  2. ^ "Hamilton bands pick up multiple Juno nominations". CBC Hamilton, February 4, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Le dur apprentissage de Florence K". Le Journal de Montréal, June 12, 2015.
  4. ^ "ADISQ starts the home fires burning with L'Autre Gala; Oliver Jones, Yann Perreau, Gregory Charles among winners at preliminary ceremony". Montreal Gazette, October 25, 2007.
  5. ^ "Florence K: de la reconstruction à la renaissance". La Presse, October 6, 2013.
  6. ^ "Florence K se lance à la conquête du public new-yorkais". Le Devoir, June 8, 2015.
  7. ^ "Grammy Nominees 2016: A Nominations Refresher List Before The Feb. 15 Award Show". International Business Times, February 14, 2016.
  8. ^ "Florence K will mix it up in her cultural exchange". Montreal Gazette, June 27, 2009.
  9. ^ "Jim Corcoran bids farewell to A Propos". CBC Music, August 20, 2018.

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