Inuk Pop Singer & Motivational Speaker
Kelly Fraser is an Inuk pop singer and creates pop/dance music in English and Inuktitut. Kelly started touring the Arctic/North America at 19 after becoming a pop sensation for her translated pop covers like “Diamonds”by Rihanna and original music from her first rock/pop album “Isuma” in 2014.
Kelly’s sophomore album Sedna, released in 2017, was nominated for Indigenous Album of the Year at the 2018 Juno Awards and Best Pop Album at the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards.
In the “Sedna”, Kelly sings as if she is Sedna the Inuit Sea Goddess and seamlessly mixes pop and traditional Inuit music with singing, rapping, dancing, drum dancing and throat singing using heavy hitting lyrics on issues Inuit face and their resiliency.
She released dance hit “Disco Club” in 2018 and also been featured by Juno-nominated EDM throatsinging group Silla and Rise on their recent album “Galactic Gala” on a song called “Matriarch Ft Kelly Fraser” in 2019.
Kelly is a motivational speaker and teaches songwriting, and helps to organize Nunavut Hitmakerz, a project which gives Inuit youth opportunities to learn drum dancing and how to write songs in Inuktitut to strengthen Inuit culture and won a 2019 Indspire Award for her work.
Kelly’s single “Rebound Girl” went #1 this summer on a music chart called the Indigenous Music Countdown. The Rebound Girl music video features Kelly and LA actor /singer PJ Vegas who plays Kelly’s romantic link. The storyline has Kelly warning another girl (played by herself) to not become a “Rebound Girl”. The music video is filmed with a live performance with Kelly backed by dancers from the Aboriginal School of Dance,which is owned and choreographed by award-winning choreographer Buffy Handel. Rebound Girl will have you humming all day long with the catchy beats and lyrics!
Rebound Girl links