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Kalan Porter

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Kalan Porter is a singer-songwriter-musician from Medicine Hat, Alberta. He’s classically trained on the violin and viola, also plays the piano and guitar, and was the second winner of Canadian Idol.

Kalan’s first single “Awake in a Dream” has become the best selling debut single for a Canadian artist to date and was certified 8x Platinum by the Canadian Recording Industry Association in November 2004.

Kalan’s debut album 219 Days, released November 23, 2004, reached number four on the Canadian charts in its first week. The album title, 219 Days, refers to the number of days from his first audition to the release of his debut CD. It has been certified 2x Platinum.

Kalan completed a cross-Canada, 65-date tour in 2005. Most of these shows were sold out.

On 15 February 2006, Kalan Porter received three Juno Award Nominations in the following categories: Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for 219 Days, and Pop Album of the Year.

In 2006, Kalan presented at the 2006 Juno Awards in Halifax.

In July 2006 Kalan announced to fans through his official website that BMG was giving him time off before recording his second album. He returned home to his family’s buffalo and cattle ranch to be with his mother, who was undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, and his grandmother, who faces surgery.

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