Canadian Chantal Kreviazuk should already be a major star in the U.S.

Canadian Chantal Kreviazuk should already be a major star in the U.S. She has previously delivered exactly what most discerning consumers require: solid, infectious songs that she performs with maximum charm and a lovely, camera-ready image. She has amassed an ardent cult following in the States that may finally grow to mass audience size with the onset of What If, an album that combines the literate-rock sound of past efforts with cleaner, more pop-savvy production. Highly commercial songs like the jangly "Weight of the World" and "Miss April"—with its cynical, Alanis Morissette-influenced sound—are easy radio programming choices. All Kreviazuk needs are a few heroes at radio to start the ball rolling. From there, stateside stardom is hers.—LF

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