Kelly Fraser, an award-winning Inuk singer-songwriter, dies at 26
Kelly Fraser, an award-winning Inuk singer and songwriter, has died. She was 26.
Fraser, known for her advocacy work and blend of traditional Inuit music, was born in Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, Canada.
Her cause of death hasn't been announced, according to CNN news partner CBC, which reported on the death.
Fraser's rise to prominence
Fraser first gained prominence in 2013, with a cover of Rihanna's "Diamonds" sung in Inuktitut, an Inuit language. The video now has more than 400,000 views.
Two years later, after performing in communities across northern Canada, Fraser released her debut album, "Isuma." It was followed by her second album, "Sedna," in 2017.
That album, which features a mix of English and Inuktitut lyrics, earned a nomination for Indigenous Music Album of the Year at the Juno Awards, Canada's music awards.
Fraser was also a recipient of the 2019 Indspire Award, which celebrates Indigenous achievement in Canada.