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Hamilton, New Zealand (2000 – present)

Kimbra (Kimbra Lee Johnson Zottola), born and bred in Hamilton, New Zealand has been writing a fusion of jazz and soul for over 5 years, known for her erratic but graceful voice inspired by the likes of Björk and Jeff Buckley.

Early public performances by Kimbra included singing at the Waikato Times Gold Cup race meeting in 2000 as a 10-year-old, and singing the national anthem at age 12 before 27,000 people at the Auckland vs Waikato NPC rugby final. In 2007, after winning the Juice TV award for best breakthrough music video for her second single “Simply on My Lips”, she came to the attention of ex-Independiente Records boss Mark Richardson (Jamiroquai, Paula Abdul) and his newly-formed management company and independent label Forum 5 in Melbourne, Victoria.

Before her debut album, Kimbra released 2 singles: ‘Simply On My Lips’ and ‘Deep For You’.

Kimbra’s debut album, Vows was released in 2011. Three singles have been released from this album - ‘Cameo Lover’, ‘Settle Down’, ‘Good Intent’. According to the Settle Down Songfacts, Vows spans five years of Kimbra’s life from age 17 to 22. and explores love, identity and coming of age.

Kimbra also collaborated with Australian artist Gotye for the single ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ in 2011. This song has peaked on the charts in The USA, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium and The Netherlands at #1


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  • LuizPauloMelo

    Still can't get over this amazing album!

    4 Feb 3:24pm Reply
  • beyc4use

    Goldmine >

    26 Jan 10:56am Reply
  • Cesarfontanelle

    Que voz <3

    23 Jan 12:49am Reply
  • lightningmonkey

    The Golden Echo is really all over the place...but I think that's part of what makes it an endearing album, in a way. It's very off the wall in a way that I don't think most performers would/could pull off.

    16 Jan 6:19am Reply
  • Heysupman

    Slum Love>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    15 Jan 4:40pm Reply
  • VOLT4

    I really really love the golden echo, its a perfect album

    7 Jan 9:44pm Reply
  • SexWithMinors

    "EVERYTHING about the golden echo is perfect: the cover, the photoshoot, the videos" LOL. The irony. I guess she got what she wanted. Image. Style trumps substance. LOL, the fucking

    3 Jan 6:46pm Reply
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    26 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Glow-

    EVERYTHING about the golden echo is perfect: the cover, the photoshoot, the videos, all. Is so catchy, makes me fall in love with kimbra.

    23 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Glow-

    SexWithMinors Shut Up! The Golden Echo is a M A S T E R P I E C E. People are getting butthurt because she's not their little indie princess anymore. Can't stand you hipsters.

    23 Dec 2014 Reply
  • SexWithMinors

    Golden Echo is shockingly awful. What a horrible crash-and-burn this career has become.

    22 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Glow-

    my new obsession

    20 Dec 2014 Reply
  • lolwtfbbq9

    I got a gold mine and it's all mine. Nobody can touch this gold of mine! [5]

    17 Dec 2014 Reply
  • LuizPauloMelo

    Amo mais que bacon!

    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • extremeduds

    i'm wishing <3

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
  • VictorDenilson

    Cadê clipe de Goldmine, Madhouse, Nobody But You? Amostra

    27 Nov 2014 Reply
  • rglss

    carolina :~

    20 Nov 2014 Reply
  • VictorDenilson

    Alternativa da minha vida ♥

    19 Nov 2014 Reply
  • RodrigoAraujoo

    rescue him <3

    10 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Losttauer

    Me alimente quero mais álbuns, ja tirei cada gota de tesão q dava do golden echo

    8 Nov 2014 Reply
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