K'Lee

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K'Lee
Birth name Kaleena Renae McNabb
Born 1984 (age 29–30)
Rotorua
Origin Auckland, New Zealand
Genres Pop, R&B
Occupations Singer
Years active 2001–present
Labels Universal Music New Zealand
Associated acts Matty J

Kaleena Renae McNabb (born 1984), better known by her stage name K'Lee, is a New Zealand pop singer who released her first single in 2001 at the age of 17, while still attending Waitakere College in West Auckland. She is of Scottish and Maori descent, and after her music career started to decline she moved to Los Angeles. She lived in California but decided to return to her home country of New Zealand. K'lee is currently working as a radio DJ on the breakfast show on Mai FM.

K'lee's first single was a cover of Mister Mister's "Broken Wings" which peaked at number 2 on the New Zealand Singles Chart. Her second single was "1+1+1, It Ain't Two", a song about being insulted by her boyfriend. K'lee's third single was "Can You Feel Me?".

Her debut self-titled album debuted at number 7 on the New Zealand Albums Chart and peaked at number 4 a week later. The album spent only seven weeks in the albums chart and went on to sell 7,000 copies throughout New Zealand.

K'Lee appeared on season 2 Celebrity Treasure Island and was eliminated first for falling sick during initial filming of the series. She has worked for Flava FM where the DJ role was highly successful and she became one of the most popular radio Dj's from that station.

In 2012, she released her brand new single, 'Tables Have Turned', on June 7. It was her first single in ten years since she took a hiatus from the music scene. She also announced that she would release her second studio album in late 2012. [1]

As of 2013, K'Lee currently has a career in radio as a DJ host for Auckland's Mai FM.[2] The local station is New Zealand's most popular R&B and Hip Hop radio station.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Details Peak chart
positions
NZ
2002 K'Lee
  • Released: April 2002
  • Label: Universal Music New Zealand
4
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
NZ
2001 "Broken Wings" 2 K'Lee
"1+1+1 (It Ain't Two)" 12
2002 "Can You Feel Me" 2
"A Lifetime Left To Wait" 4
2005 "Lock ‘N’ Load" (released as King Kapisi feat. K'Lee) Non-album single
2012 "Tables Have Turned" Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pop star K'Lee is back". 22 July 2012. Kristin Macfarlane. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Pop star K'Lee is back". 22 July 2012. Kristin Macfarlane. Retrieved 10 August 2012.