Born Kaleena McNabb in Rotorua, K'Lee shot to fame as a 16 year old with her 2001 cover of 1980s Mr Mister ballad 'Broken Wings'. It reached number two in the local charts, and was followed by another three hit singles from the album K'Lee. She was the first female NZ artist to achieve four Top 20 singles off a debut album. K'Lee spent seven years in the US, where she toured with major stars including Coolio and Missy Elliott. K'Lee then returned downunder and joined the announcing team at Mai FM. Her single 'Tables Have Turned' was released in 2012.