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k-os Biography

Kheaven Brereton, born on February 20, 1972, started out as a known musician in Whitby, Ontario, CANADA in the jazzy Hip-Hop group, Carib-Riddim. Later taking a few courses at Carleton University in Ottawa; after one semester, he moved back to Toronto and then attended York University. During his time there he began to perform as k-os, his stage name is pronounced “chaos” and is an acronym for “knowledge of self”.

In March 2002 the Toronto-based MC + singer & producer, proud to not fit perfectly into any genre, released his debut album, "Exit", on EMI Music Canada.

"Joyful Rebellion" followed two years later, garnering him more attention and critical praise; the CD eventually peaked at #7 on Top Canadian Albums chart and snagged platinum-plus status.

October 2006 saw the genuine neo-crossover artist release his third record, "Atlantis Hymns For Disco"; it went straight into the top 5 in Canada thanks in part to the modern Rock-tinged top 20 hit single "Sunday Morning". The album became his first U.S. Billboard Top 200 entry at #152.

His next full-length disc, "Yes!", arrived in April 2009, earning him another Canadian top 10 album; it contained a handful of minor hit singles including 100 XR's fave "Burning Bridges".

k-os' fifth studio record, "BLack On BLonde", was released in early 2012. The two-CD set features the Canadian Alternative Rock radio top 10 hit "The Dog Is Mine".


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