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Born in New York City in 1983, Hungarian vocalist Linda Király is a well-known performer with a bent toward pop and R&B. The daughter of musicians Tamas and Linda Kiraly, Király grew up performing music and by her early teens was attending the BOCES cultural arts center. At age 14, Király's mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and the family decided to move back to Hungary. Once there, Király enrolled in the Liszt Ference Academy of Music, where she studied opera with singer Erzsébet Komlóssy. Also while at school, Király performed with a funk and R&B band in local clubs and was eventually chosen to record the theme to the popular Hungarian film Szerelem Utolsó Vérig. The song was a hit and brought Király to the public's attention. In 2003, Király released her debut album, #1, and that same year won the role of Christine in Andrew Lloyd Webber 's Phantom of the Opera. Király's success found her working in London and ultimately returning to the United States, where she began work on another pop album. Her eponymous U.S. debut is slated for release in 2008. ~ Matt Collar
February 28, 1983 in New York, NY