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Kayle

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Tell Me Why is the full length album from Vancouver singer-songwriter and Knotty Music recording artist Kayle. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Kayle's story is one of survival. Tell Me Why is the story of an artist whose soul has escaped intact, rescued from a tragic life and world of hurt by the power of her music; a narrative account about rising above all the odds with a triumphant and cathartic work of art.

After working with Troy Samson (HipJoint) 6 years ago, Kayle's 2000 hit 'A Little Sumthin' Sumthin'' was an instant success leading to her nomination at the Canadian Radio Music Awards in 2000 for Best New Pop Vocalist. Record Magazine year-end stats for 1999 ranked Kayle 25th of 50 in the Canadian All Formats Chart.

As luck would have it, Cory Robbins of Robbins Entertainment/BMG New York heard the song while he was online (Z95.3 FM Vancouver broadcast the hit over the internet) and signed Kayle to an international major recording deal from this listening. This marked one of the first major signings in history from the internet.

Kayle went on to tour across Canada with such acclaimed acts as Love Inc., McMaster and James, Eiffel 65, Aaron Carter, B44, Rickey J, and 3 Deep (For whom she recorded the song 'What Can I Say,' written by Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys), playing some shows to over 35,000 people in the process and racking up an impressive list of press and television appearances along the way.

Fast Forward to 2005 and Kayle is still reeling from the success of her recent single 'Gimme Sumthin' Real.' Receiving a hit pick in Canadian Music Network Magazine before its release, the single is now playing on over 32 stations nation-wide while still climbing the charts. The remixes are exploding in the clubs, reaching #12 on the top 20 in the DJ pool "Musicab Heatseakers Download Chart" in only two weeks joining the likes of artists such as Nelly, Duran Duran, The Chemical Brothers, Gwen Stefani and Ja Rule.

The title track, 'Tell Me Why,' will be the much anticipated 2nd single and is being released to radio in January. 'Tell Me Why' will be supported by a video which will be serviced to all major music video broadcasters. The Album is distributed in Canada by Maple Nationwide / Universal. A full national tour will coincide with the February 22 release of the her album.

Kayle is destined to be a hit!
            - Billboard Magazine