A classically trained pianist from Winnipeg, Chantal Kreviazuk gained a record contract from Sony Canada -- as a vocalist -- without ever having performed live. Born in Manitoba, Kreviazuk was a prodigy at the piano, but began writing her own pop songs, especially after a 1994 motorcycle accident in Italy left her immobile for several months. Signed at the age of 22, she released Under These Rocks and Stones in June 1997. It sold over 100,000 copies on the strength of the single "God Made Me." She was also featured on the Armageddon soundtrack (with a cover of "Leaving on a Jet Plane"), Dawson's Creek (Randy Newman's "Feels Like Home"), and the NBC-TV series Providence (the Beatles' "In My Life").