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Richard Kalan Porter (born November 11, 1985) is a singer from Medicine Hat, Alberta 1, who was the second winner of the reality television series Canadian Idol. Beating out 8,977 other contestants, Porter was crowned "Idol" on September 16, 2004 in front of a live TV audience. Idol judge Zack Werner nicknamed Porter "The Little Prince" due to his resemblance to the title character of Antoine de Saint-ExupÃ©ry's children's book of the same name.
Kalan's first single "Awake in a Dream" was released on October 5, 2004. "Awake in a Dream" has become the best selling debut single for a Canadian artist to date and was certified 8x Platinum by the Canadian Recording Industry Association in November 2004.
Kalan's debut album 219 Days, released November 23, 2004, reached number four on the Canadian charts in its first week. The album title, 219 Days, refers to the number of days from his first audition to the release of...