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Overview (4)

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Birth NameChantal Thelma-Ramupriya Kreviazuk
Nickname Chippy
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Chantal Kreviazuk is a Canadian-born singer and songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba who began playing piano from ear at the age of three.

It wasn't though until 1994, while finding herself in Italy, Chantal was in a motorcycle accident and began thinking it was time to take her musical talents seriously. In 1996, she was finally signed to Sony Canada and her debut album, "Under These Rocks and Stones" was released. "Surrounded", "Wayne" and "Believer", all singles off the album, climbed the music charts and put Chantal on the map for all to see.

In 1998, Chantal recorded a cover of John Denver's, "Leaving on a Jetplane" for the Armageddon movie soundtrack, which went double platinum.

With her climbing success, Chantal released her sophomore album "Colour Moving and Still" in 1999 and the lead single, "Before You", a song about her then-fiance and now-husband, Our Lady Peace frontman Raine Maida, peaked within the top ten on the Much Music charts. Her other single that year, "Feels Like Home" was recorded for the Dawson's Creek soundtrack, as well as the film, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and has become one of her most iconic love tunes.

After tying the knot with Raine, Chantal concentrated on building and being there full-time for her family of three children, all boys. She returned to the music scene in 2002 with her third album, "What If It All Means Something" with the lead single "In This Life" receiving incredible airplay globally with an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and placing on the Adult Top 40, Album Heatseekers and Billboard music charts.

Since 2002, Chantal, now a two-time Juno Award winner for 'Best Pop Album' and 'Best Female Artist', released four other albums "Ghost Stories", "Since We Met: The Best of 1996-2006", "Plain Jane" and the 2012 live album, "In This Life".

Besides being in the spotlight, Chantal has written numerous hits for artists such as Kelly Clarkson (Walk Away), Drake (Over my Dead Body), Gwen Stefani (Rich Girl), Pit Bull & Christina Aguilera (Feel this Moment), along with other artists such as Avril Lavigne, Shakira, Josh Groban and Carrie Underwood. In 2014, Chantal's collaboration song with Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock, "Pay For It" was performed on Saturday Night Live, and her written song "Wasted Love" for NBC The Voice's Matt McAndrew hit #1 on iTunes.

For her charity work with 'War Child Canada' amongst other notable organizations, at the 2014 Juno Awards, Chantal, alongside her husband Raine Maida, won the prestigious "Allan Waters Humanitarian Award". MTV has coined Chantal and Raine "one of Canada's most influential cultural couples" and "Canadian royalty".

With 2015 here, Chantal has once again charted the music airwaves with her latest single, I Will Be, a song in partnership with Kids Help Phone that speaks to her desire to want to help those who feel alone and isolated.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: ZTPR

Spouse (1)

Raine Maida (19 December 1999 - present) ( 3 children)

Trivia (18)

Married to Our Lady Peace frontman Raine Maida
Wrote a song about Julia Roberts called "Julia"
She won two Junos in 2000, one for Female Vocalist of the year and one for best Pop/Alternative Album, "Colour Moving and Still"
Wrote a song about a girl named Mina, who died of tubercolosis called, "M".
Musical influences include, Sinead O'Connor, Travis, Blondie, Mariah Carey and Sean Paul
Sang the Canadian National Anthem at the 2000 MLB All-Star Game in Atlanta
First child with Raine Maida, son Rowan Michael, born January 16th, 2004.
Recorded "Leaving on a Jetplane" for Arrmageddon.
In 1994, Chantal (then age 21) and her then-boyfriend were traveling through Italy when Chantal was hit head on by a motorcycle while riding a moped. She received severe injuries, including a broken femur. Chantal required six plates and twenty screws (also has been said that it was four plates and sixteen screws) in her face. As a result of her injuries, Chantal has no feeling from her bottom lip to her chin and also has a forget-me-not tattooed on her upper left arm to cover one of many scars.
Has two siblings - Michael and Trevor (brothers)
Recorded "Feels like home" for Dawson's Creek.
Co-wrote a number of songs on Avril Lavigne's 2004 album, 'Under My Skin'.
Met husband Raine Maida in 1996 at a Pearl Jam concert.
Second son Lucca Jon born 3rd of June 2005.
Wrote the song " Before You " for husband Raine Maida
Co-wrote the song "Meant to Fly" with husband Raine Maida, for 2006 Canadian Idol Eva Avila's debut album "Somewhere Else".
Gave birth to third son Salvador Daniel Maida on 28 June 2008.
Recording a traditional Ukrainain-language album [June 2004]

Personal Quotes (1)

I think all of us need to do more forgiving of ourselves and have more compassion for ourselves. Then we can have compassion for others.

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