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Kenneth Bruce Gorelick (born June 5, 1956), better known by his stage name Kenny G, is a Grammy
winning American, adult contemporary and smooth jazz saxophonist. Kenny G is the biggest-selling
instrumental musician of the modern era, with global sales totaling more than 75 million albums.
Kenny G’s career started with a job as a sideman for Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra in 1973
while 17 and still in high school. He continued to play professionally while studying for a major in
accounting at the University of Washington. Kenny G signed with Arista Records as a solo artist in
1982, after label president Clive Davis heard his rendition of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen”. He has
released many solo albums and collaborated with various artists including Andrea Bocelli, Whitney
Houston, Peabo Bryson, Toni Braxton, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Natalie Cole, Steve Miller
(which marked the only time he appeared on a rock and roll album), Dudley Moore, Michael Bolton,
Celine Dion and Aretha Franklin.
He received success quite early on, with both “G Force” and “Gravity,” his second and third studio
albums respectively, achieving platinum status in the United States. These sales were topped by his
fourth studio album, “Duotones,” which sold over 5 million copies in the U.S. alone. His sixth studio
album, “Breathless,” became the number one best selling instrumental album ever, with over 15 million
copies sold, of which 12 million were in the U.S. He broke another record when his first holiday album,
“Miracles,” sold over 13 million copies, making it the most successful Christmas album to date.
In 1997, Kenny G earned a place in the “Guinness Book of World Records” for playing the longest
note ever recorded on a saxophone. Using circular breathing, Kenny G held an E-flat for 45 minutes
and 47 seconds at J&R Music World in New York City. Kenny G has recorded some Chinese songs,
such as “Jasmine Flower” or “The Moon Represents My Heart”.
As of 2003, Kenny G was named the 25th-highest selling artist in America by the RIAA, with 48 million
albums sold in the USA as of July 31, 2006. In 1994, Kenny G won the Grammy Award for Best
Instrumental Composition for “Forever in Love.” In October 2009, Kenny G appeared with the band
Weezer in an AOL promotion of their album Raditude by soloing during “I’m Your Daddy”.
“Heart and Soul” his thirteenth studio album was released on June 29, 2010. The album was
commercially successful, and debuted and peaked at number one in the Billboard Jazz Albums chart
on July 17, 2010. It debuted and peaked at number thirty-three in the Billboard 200 on July 17, 2010.
The singles released from this album were quite successful in Billboard Jazz Songs chart in 2010.
“Fall Again” peaked on number six, while “Heart and Soul” debuted at number twenty-three, and
peaked at number one.
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