Kira Isabella

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Kira Isabella
Kira Isabella performed at Boots and Hearts 2013.jpg
Kira Isabella performing at the Boots and Hearts Music Festival 2013
Background information
Birth name Kira Isabella Wilkie
Born (1993-09-18) September 18, 1993 (age 24)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Years active 2011–present
Labels Sony Music Canada
HitShop Records
Website Official website

Kira Isabella is a Canadian country music artist. Isabella was signed to Sony Music Canada in 2009.[1] Her first single, "Love Me Like That," was released in 2011 and charted on the Canadian Hot 100. Isabella released her second single in 2011 entitled "A Real Good Radio". Her third single, "A Little More Work," was released in 2012. Her debut studio album, Love Me Like That, was released in October 2012, and produced two further singles. Kira Isabella announced dates for a 2013 Canadian tour with Terri Clark in October 2012 and Carrie Underwood in December 2012.[2] In 2013, Isabella signed with U.S. record label HitShop Records.[3] The lead single from her forthcoming second album, "Quarterback", was released in spring 2014.

Early life[edit]

Kira Isabella began singing and playing the guitar at 7 years old, under the tutelage of her father and her singing teacher Trina Langthorne. Her ethnic background is Colombian.[4] She was inspired by fellow Canadian country singer Shania Twain and her then recent album, Up!, to enter the country music industry. Her songwriting began development through writing poetry, beginning in the fourth grade.[5] At the age of 14, Kira Isabella won the Rising Star Award in the Female Open Category of a Blyth, Ontario, arts festival. The consequential media exposure that led well-known music producers to Kira Isabella would help launch her career as a country singer.[6]

Influences[edit]

Female country singers such as Faith Hill, Sheryl Crow, Shania Twain and Taylor Swift have been cited by Kira Isabella as strong musical influences.[5]

Tours and festivals[edit]

To date, Kira Isabella has performed as a guest singer on two tours. From October to December 2012, she has worked with Carrie Underwood on her Blown Away Tour and in 2013, with Terri Clark.[2] She will have performed in the Boots and Hearts Music Festival line-up for two years consecutively by August 2013. Her first headlining show was June 30, 2013 in Calabogie, Ontario at the Calabogie Country Music Fest.[2] She also performed at the free biweekly Peterborough Musicfest on July 31, 2013.[7]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
Love Me Like That
Caffeine & Big Dreams
  • Release date: October 14, 2014
  • Label: Sony Music Canada

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
CAN Country
[8]
CAN
[9]
2011 "Love Me Like That" 11 99 Love Me Like That
"A Real Good Radio" 22
2012 "A Little More Work" 5 68
"Songs About You" 13 93
2013 "Blame It on Your Truck" 18
2014 "Quarterback" 10 79 Caffeine & Big Dreams
"Gone Enough" 10
2015 "Shake It If Ya Got It" 19
2016 "I'm So Over Getting Over You" 17 TBA
2017 "Missing You"
2018 "I Don't Wanna Know"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Featured singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
CAN Country
[10]
2017 "That's When You Know"[11]
(with Chris Buck Band)
19 Chris Buck Band

Christmas singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
CAN Country
[8]
CAN AC
[12]
2013 "A Country Boy for Christmas"[13] 38 Non-album singles
2014 "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
(with Tyler Shaw)
31

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2011 "Love Me Like That"[14] Sean Danby
"A Real Good Radio" Jordan Eady
2012 "A Little More Work" Ben Knechtel
"Songs About You"
2013 "Little White Church"
2014 "Quarterback" RT!
"Gone Enough"
2015 "Shake It If Ya Got It" Alyssa Pankiw
2016 "I'm So Over Getting Over You"[15] Emma Higgins

Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 Kira Isabella Canadian Country Music Association Female Artist of the Year[16] Nominated
2015 Kira Isabella Canadian Country Music Association Female Artist of the Year Nominated
Caffeine & Big Dreams Juno Award for Country Album of the Year[17] Nominated
2014 Kira Isabella Canadian Country Music Association Female Artist of the Year Nominated
2013 Kira Isabella Canadian Country Music Association Female Artist of the Year[18] Won
"A Little More Work" Canadian Country Music Association CMT Video of the Year[18] Nominated
Kira Isabella Juno Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year[19] Nominated
2012 Kira Isabella Canadian Country Music Association Rising Star Award[20] Won
2017 "That's When You Know" (with Chris Buck Band) Canadian Country Music Association Video of the Year Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kira Isabella Biography". CMT. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c 2 hours 6 min ago. "The Official Kira Isabella Site". Kiraisabella.ca. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  3. ^ "HitShop Records Signs Canadian Country Singer Kira Isabella". All Access Music Group. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Instagram post by Jim • Jan 11, 2018 at 11:19am UTC, Kira Isabella commenting on her heritage". Instagram. Retrieved 2018-01-21. 
  5. ^ a b "Torontowide: Kira Isabella: In Conversation". Torontowide.blogspot.ca. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  6. ^ "Kira Isabella | Biography, Videos, YouTube Videos, Music Downloads, Social Network Updates, And More". CMT.ca. 2012-10-02. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  7. ^ 31 Jul to 11:00 PM, 31 Jul (2013-07-31). "Peterborough Musicfest". Ptbomusicfest.ca. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  8. ^ a b "Kira Isabella Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard. Retrieved October 10, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Kira Isabella Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 10, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Chris Buck Band – Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 20, 2017. 
  11. ^ "CHRIS BUCK BAND TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE FEATURING KIRA ISABELLA". Royalty Records. Retrieved April 20, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Kira Isabella – Chart history (Canada AC)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2016. 
  13. ^ "A Country Boy For Christmas - Single by Kira Isabella". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "Love Me Like That - Kira Isabella | Music Video". VEVO. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  15. ^ "I'm So Over Getting Over You – Kira Isabella". Vevo. Retrieved May 31, 2016. 
  16. ^ "2016 CCMA Awards Nominees - Canadian Country Music Association". www.ccma.org. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  17. ^ "2015 Juno Awards Nominees" (PDF). Junoawards.ca. Retrieved 2015-01-30. 
  18. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-09-03. Retrieved 2013-08-22. 
  19. ^ "2014 Nominees & Winners - The JUNO Awards". Junoawards.ca. Archived from the original on 2013-02-20. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  20. ^ "CCMA Press Release". Ccma.org. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 

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