|Birth Day:||January 16, 1989|
|Birth Place:||Calgary, Canada|
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As a former tall-ship sailor, the Army once attempted to train her as a sniper. For school, she attended Selkirk's music school in Hawaii for one year and then attender Berklee College of Music in Boston.
When she was 16, she took part in the Sail and Life Training Society (SALTS) program and later became a sailing instructor at the Glenmore Sailing School in 2007. A year later she joined the reserves of the Royal Canadian Navy along with her brother, becoming a NavCom (Naval Communicator). It was while she was at crew singalongs at the Navy that she taught herself to play guitar.
Meanwhile, she also entered the Miss Universe Canada pageant. She stated that her time in the Navy motivated her to give away 4,500 CDs to Canadian troops serving in Afghanistan in 2008.
CKUA Folk Routes host Tom Coxworth selected her to perform for a live audience and to be broadcast live on his radio show. Shortly after, she was accepted to the Selkirk College in Nelson, BC, where she studied keyboard, voice and guitar. Next, Kiesza obtained a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. After attending Berklee, she went to New York City in 2010 to advance her music career. Although Kiesza started as mainly a folk singer, after attending Berklee and then living in New York, she moved to a more "uptempo sound" for which she worked with producer Rami Samir Afuni. In 2010, she was selected to play at the Canada Day celebrations at Trafalgar Square in London for 30,000 people.
In 2012, Kiesza released her first single after starting work with Afuni in New York, a "disco-infused pop" single titled "Oops" about a couple that had unprotected sex. She labelled her style of music at the time as "SteamPop", described by AjanWrites as "a flaming brew of bold, boisterous pop filled with tongue-in-cheek lyrics". In a later 2014 interview, she said "Oops" was made as a joke.
Kiesza was featured in the single Triggerfinger by the Norwegian band Donkeyboy in 2013. She has also written for other artists, such as Rihanna, Kylie Minogue and Icona Pop.
In February 2014, Kiesza released the video for her new single "Hideaway" through the label Lokal Legend. Idolator considered it unique, for having a long take throughout the entire video, as Kiesza walked and danced through N 12th Street In Brooklyn, New York City. John Gentile of Rolling Stone called the style "impressive". Kiesza reported to Rolling Stone that she had trouble making the video, partly because she broke a rib just before filming, and "couldn't move for an entire month afterward." It was premiered by Annie Mac on her Mac's Special Delivery segment on BBC Radio 1. "Hideaway" debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart issued for April 26, 2014.
Kiesza's second single, "Giant in My Heart", premiered on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show on June 13, 2014. It entered the UK Singles Chart at number four.
In 2014, Kiesza was selected to be the face of a new line of fashion eyewear called "Color Block" by retailer Fendi, appearing in a promotional video shot by Ruth Hogben. The video "features Kiesza strolling on a treadmill against a painted skyline, while singing and donning the double-framed, colourful sunglasses." She announced plans to release her own line of fashion under the name "SteamPop" sometime in 2014.
She wrote several songs for Rihanna which were considered for her eighth album. She also worked with Loreen on her album, which was expected to be released in 2016, and co-wrote the second single "I'm in It with You".
Nick Krewen, writing in the Toronto Star, reported that Kiesza's accident occurred in 2017 while she was riding in an Uber vehicle, in Toronto, which was t-boned by a taxi. He reported that part of her recovery, from what she described as "traumatic brain injury", required her staying in a darkened room for six months.
Kiesza released the single "Dearly Beloved" on January 6, 2017. An accompanying music video, which showcases Kiesza and a white guitar, was posted on YouTube the same day through the KieszaVevo channel. According to Kiesza, the song and her future material were inspired by her "best friend Alice [who] passed away nearly a year and a half ago [as of 1/6/17]". On March 17, 2017, Pitbull released Climate Change featuring a collaboration with Kiesza titled "We Are Strong". On the same time, Cerrone released the album RedLips featuring a collaboration with Kiesza titled "Ain't No Party".
After a two-year hiatus following a car crash that left her with a traumatic brain injury, Kiesza released a new single, "Sweet Love," and returned to touring in June 2019. Paper magazine referred to the new song as being a "blend of genres".
Kiesa was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and later resided in New York City.
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