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In 2010, k.d. lang marked the 25th anniversary of her recording debut with Recollection, a career retrospective. To date, lang has won eight Juno awards. She has also been honoured with four GRAMMY® awards, a BRIT, an AMA, a VMA, and four awards from GLAAD. In 1996, she received Canada's highest civilian honour, the Order of Canada. In 2013, she was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. She has appeared alongisde such musical luminaries as Tony Bennett, Roy Orbison, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, and Loretta Lynn. lang has also contributed to numerous soundtracks, and has appeared in films and television shows. In February of 2014, k.d. lang made her Broadway debut in After Midnight, at the Brooks Atkinson Theater in New York City.

"She's the best singer of her generation," said Tony Bennett, who has frequently toured with lang since their 2002 Wonderful World duets album. She is renowned for her live shows, prompting the New York Times' Stephen Holden to observe: "Few singers command such perfection of pitch. Her voice, at once beautiful and unadorned and softened with a veil of smoke, invariably hits the middle of a note and remains there."