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Ruth B . With Moments in Between , She Takes Another Step Towards Stardom on Her Own Terms

BY ADAM KOVAC
Ruth B . isn ’ t getting recognized on the streets much .
It ’ s a weird state of affairs . After all , she ’ s arguably the most famous pop star to ever emerge from Edmonton ( apologies to k . d . lang ). Heck , she might be the most famous person to come from Edmonton , period ( apologies to Nathan Fillion , Michael J . Fox and , of course , world-renowned curler Randy Ferbey ).
After her 2017 debut album , Safe Haven , blew up , Ruth B . found herself living in New York City for a stint . There ’ s perhaps no greater city in the world for a rising musician with millions upon millions of views on YouTube to seek refuge than the Big Apple , where even the most recognizable celebs can find some kind of anonymity amid the hustle and bustle . Yet even upon returning home , being stopped in the street is a rare occasion for Ruth B .
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