15 Facts About Diana Krall


Diana Jean Krall was born on November 16, 1964 and is a Canadian jazz pianist and singer known for her contralto vocals.

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Diana Krall's has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide, including over six million in the US.

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Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have had eight albums debuting at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums.

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Diana Krall's has earned nine gold, three platinum, and seven multi-platinum albums.

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Diana Krall's only sibling, Michelle, is a former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

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Diana Krall's father played piano at home, and her mother sang in a community choir.

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Diana Krall began studying piano herself at the age of four and took exams through The Royal Conservatory of Music.

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Diana Krall won a scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she studied from 1981 to 1983, before spending time in Los Angeles to play jazz.

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Diana Krall's returned to Canada to record her first album in 1992.

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Diana Krall recorded her first album, Stepping Out, for Justin Time Records in 1992; the album was released in 1993.

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Diana Krall's was accompanied by bassist John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton.

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Diana Krall's joined Ray Charles on his Genius Loves Company album in 2004 for the song "You Don't Know Me", and her 2004 performance at Bell Centre, Montreal on June 29 was released as her second live CD and DVD, Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival, released on November 23, 2004.

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Diana Krall produced Barbra Streisand's album Love Is the Answer, released on September 29, 2009.

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On May 5, 2017, Diana Krall released her thirteenth album, Turn Up the Quiet, produced by Diana Krall and Tommy LiPuma again.

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Diana Krall's mother died of multiple myeloma in 2002, within months of the deaths of Diana Krall's mentors Ray Brown and Rosemary Clooney.

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