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    Bic Runga

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1That's Alright lyrics
    2I Don't Mean It lyrics
    3Heal lyrics
    4Beside You lyrics
    Tim Finn feat. Bic Runga and Dave Dobbyn
    5Question To Ask Me lyrics
    6Captured lyrics
    7Dust lyrics
    8Sway lyrics
    Tim Finn feat. Bic Runga and Dave Dobbyn
    9Good Together lyrics
    Tim Finn feat. Bic Runga and Dave Dobbyn
    10Listening For The Weather lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Drive [1997]
    2Beautiful Collision( Import 3x Bonus Tracks) [2002]
    3Belle [2011]
    4Birds [2005]
    5Anthology [2012]
    6Live In Concert [2003]
    7Close Your Eyes [2016]
    8Beautiful Collision [2002]


    A superstar in her native New Zealand while still in her teens,
    singer/songwriter Bic Runga was born in Christchurch in 1976;
    the product of a musical family -- her mother was a Malaysian
    nightclub performer during the 1960s -- she began playing the
    drums at the age of 11, and within a few years was also singing
    with local jazz groups. Upon learning guitar and keyboards,
    Runga began composing her first songs, and in 1994 she
    relocated to Auckland to pursue a professional music career.
    In 1995, aged 19, she made her Sony label debut with the
    single "Drive," which rocketed into the Top Ten on the New
    Zealand pop charts and garnered her the prestigious 1996
    Silver Scroll award, an honor given for excellence in songwriting.
    After touring in support of Neil and Tim Finn, Runga issued a
    follow-up single, "Bursting Through," followed in 1997 by the Top
    Ten smash "Sway." Her self-produced debut LP Drive appeared
    later that same year and garnered New Zealand's top music
    awards. In the late '90s, Bic Runga spent some time based in
    New York City, where she began writing songs for her follow-up
    album. She continued to work on new songs after returning to
    New Zealand, and embarked on a NZ tour with Tim Finn and
    Dave Dobbyn in August and September 2000, resulting in the
    2001 release Together in Concert: Live. Runga's Beautiful Collision
    hit stores in 2002; it was released internationally, and went 4x
    platinum in New Zealand, inspiring a re-release with a bonus disc
    the following year. 2003 also saw Runga found the record label Nu
    Shoo before kicking off another tour.
    ~ Jason Ankeny & Joslyn Layne, All Music Guide

    Written by Jason Ankeny

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