K-Bust is an international pop, R&B, and neo-soul artist. Hailing from the coastal city of Valparaiso, the cultural and artistic center of Chile, she now lives and performs in Montreal, Canada. A self-taught musician, she is the composer and interpreter of all her songs with the ability to express herself fluently in English, Spanish and French, giving her a powerful asset to reach a worldwide market; qualities that make her stand out as an artist.
From a young age K-Bust studied classical piano, and built her skills as a lyricist, composer and interpreter. She was also influenced by music of the 70s and 80s – pop icons such as Madonna, Michael Jackson, as well as old-school soul like Marvin Gaye – all of whom played a major role in developing her unique musical style.
She moved to Montreal, Canada in 2003 in order to dedicate herself to music, and quickly made a name for herself on the local scene. Among her many successes, she opened for Los Prisoneros (the biggest Chilean rock band), and performed at various music festivals in Montreal and Toronto. All the while she continued her professional vocal training, and was awarded “best author-composer-interpreter” by the McGill University jury in 2007.
Since 2008, she has been performing live and on the radio for events like the Chilean earthquake benefit concert, World Music Day and “The Apollo Nights” show, where she sang alongside Alan Prater, a former Michael Jackson musician and back-up vocalist.
After collaborating with many local Montreal artists, K- Bust’s career really took off in 2009 when she recorded a song by Benoit Jutras (Cirque du Soleil composer) for the new show of Franco Dragone; (The House of Dancing Water) in Macao, Hong-Kong. Shortly after, she joined forces with renowned Montreal producer Sonny Black, the man behind the international success of artist such as Corneille, Dubmatique, Sheryfa Luna, K’maro, Shy’m, and Kulcha Connection.
Sonny and K-Bust developed an extraordinary musical chemistry, which drove the 11 powerful songs they co-produced for her debut album “Urban Stories.” Revealing a combination of Alicia Keys neo-soul sensibility, Gwen Stefani’s urban style, the feisty attitude of Madonna and Afro-Latin sounds, the album is a faithful reflection of K-Bust’s diverse personality. With “Urban Stories”, K-Bust is ready to invade the pop-music world market.