Kimbra

Kimbra

Past GRAMMY Awards

2012 - 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Record Of The Year

Winner

Somebody That I Used To Know

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Winner

Somebody That I Used To Know

Born Kimbra Lee Johnson in New Zealand, the singer/songwriter got her musical start in 2007 when her vocal and songwriting talents came to the attention of manager Mark Richardson, who worked with artists such as Jamiroquai and Paula Abdul. Richardson signed Kimbra to his indie label Forum 5, and the young singer subsequently relocated to Melbourne. She spent the next three years developing the material that would become her 2011 debut album, Vows. The album peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard 200 in 2012. Working with producer/engineer Francois Tetaz, Kimbra entered one of her first finished songs, "Cameo Lover," into Australia's Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition. The song won first prize, with the contest's third prize going to a song called "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Australian singer/songwriter Gotye. Tetaz, who had also worked with Gotye, heard that Gotye wanted to add female vocals to the track, and suggested Kimbra as a vocalist. The subsequent version peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2012, was named Billboard's top song of the year and earned Gotye and Kimbra a nomination for Record Of The Year at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards

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