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Melanie Fiona
Melanie Fiona
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Melanie Fiona - The MF Life Review
07-04-2012 | 0 comments
It's widely known that Melanie is Canadian, a beautiful mix of Indian and African heritage and can flat out blow. Did y'all know that she was in a group with Drake? How about that she delayed signing ... read more »
Melanie Fiona - The Bridge Review
08-12-2009 | 0 comments
In this hyperbolic music industry, you sometimes forget that hype can sometimes predict the real thing. On Melanie Fiona's inspiring debut one certainly gets reminded. The soul starlet from Canada delivers... read more »
Melanie newly signed to Motown
25-05-2009 | 0 comments
Following the steps of great soul artists, this Canadian singer-songwriter shows her forces & her influences on her first album The Bridge, including the single "Give It To Me Right" : discover her video... read more »
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Melanie Fiona

Melanie Fiona songsMost popular Melanie Fiona songs (see all 37 songs)
1Fool For You (feat. Cee Lo Green) lyrics3,731
2Gone And Never Coming Back lyrics-
3Give It To Me Right lyrics-
44am [Edited Version] lyrics -
5Teach Him lyrics-
6Can't Do This No More lyrics-
7This Time (feat. J. Cole) lyrics-
8L.O.V.E. (duet with John Legend) lyrics-
9Can't Say I Never Loved You lyrics-
10I Been That Girl lyrics-

Melanie Fiona albumsMost popular Melanie Fiona albums (see all 2 albums)
1The Bridge [2009]7,974
2The MF Life [2012]-


Biography
Melanie Fiona Hallim (born July 4, 1983) is a Grammy winning Canadian R&B singer-songwriter from Toronto, Ontario. She was born to Guyanese immigrant parents (mixed with black, Indian, and Portuguese ethnicities) and grew up in the inner city of Toronto. Living in a music filled household, Fiona says she always knew music was her passion. Her father was a guitarist in a band and would allow her to sit on the stage when she was younger as he practiced, and remembers her mother playing music at home; everything from The Ronettes to Whitney Houston.

Fiona was featured on Reggae Gold 2008 with the Supa Dups-produced "Somebody Come Get Me". Her debut album The Bridge was released in the summer of 2009. She worked on the album with Future Cut, Vada Nobles, Stereotypes, J. Phoenix, Peter Wade and Salaam Remi. The debut single "Give It to Me Right" was released to radio stations on February 28, 2009, and peaked at #20 on Billboard's Canadian Hot 100 and #41 on the UK Singles Chart. The second single, "It Kills Me", became her breakout song on the Billboard Hot 100 where it cracked the Top 50, along with hitting #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song earned Fiona a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

Her second album, The MF Life, was released through the SRC Records and Universal Republic on March 20, 2012 after several delays. The Break Down The Walls Songfacts reports Fiona told Billboard magazine that her goal with The MF Life was to give an "honest" depiction of her life and how things have changed from her debut set, The Bridge.

In 2002, Fiona was briefly involved with girl group X-Quisite. Early in her career, she would perform at nightclubs in Toronto. In 2005, Fiona traveled to Los Angeles, California, in search of a recording contract. According to Fiona, record labels "loved" the way she looked and sung, but "knew that the minute I worked with them or would have signed with them, they would have tried to change me into someone else completely different. That was something that I didn't want to do." She went on to co-write songs for recording artists Rihanna and Kardinal Offishall. Fiona also recorded the reggae song "Somebody Come Get Me" under the stage name Syren Hall, which was included in the Reggae Gold 2008 compilation album. Entrepreneur Steve Rifkind discovered and signed Fiona to SRC Records and Universal Motown in 2007. She went on to tour with Kanye West in his Glow in the Dark Tour. Melanie Fiona Hallim (born July 4, 1983) is a Grammy winning Canadian R&B singer-songwriter from Toronto, Ontario. She was born to Guyanese immigrant parents (mixed with black, Indian, and Portuguese ethnicities) and grew up in the inner city of Toronto. Living in a music filled household, Fiona says she always knew music was her passion. Her father was a guitarist in a band and would allow her to sit on the stage when she was younger as he practiced, and remembers her mother playing music at home; everything from The Ronettes to Whitney Houston.

Fiona was featured on Reggae Gold 2008 with the Supa Dups-produced "Somebody Come Get Me". Her debut album The Bridge was released in the summer of 2009. She worked on the album with Future Cut, Vada Nobles, Stereotypes, J. Phoenix, Peter Wade and Salaam Remi. The debut single "Give It to Me Right" was released to radio stations on February 28, 2009, and peaked at #20 on Billboard's Canadian Hot 100 and #41 on the UK Singles Chart. The second single, "It Kills Me", became her breakout song on the Billboard Hot 100 where it cracked the Top 50, along with hitting #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song earned Fiona a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

Her second album, The MF Life, was released through the SRC Records and Universal Republic on March 20, 2012 after several delays. The Break Down The Walls Songfacts reports Fiona told Billboard magazine that her goal with The MF Life was to give an "honest" depiction of her life and how things have changed from her debut set, The Bridge.

In 2002, Fiona was briefly involved with girl group X-Quisite. Early in her career, she would perform at nightclubs in Toronto. In 2005, Fiona traveled to Los Angeles, California, in search of a recording contract. According to Fiona, record labels "loved" the way she looked and sung, but "knew that the minute I worked with them or would have signed with them, they would have tried to change me into someone else completely different. That was something that I didn't want to do." She went on to co-write songs for recording artists Rihanna and Kardinal Offishall. Fiona also recorded the reggae song "Somebody Come Get Me" under the stage name Syren Hall, which was included in the Reggae Gold 2008 compilation album. Entrepreneur Steve Rifkind discovered and signed Fiona to SRC Records and Universal Motown in 2007. She went on to tour with Kanye West in his Glow in the Dark Tour.
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9 Comments
09-08-2014 04:35 Olivia_Ka
Olivia_Ka
 
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@ Give It To Me Right

The opening track of Melanie's debut album contains samples of the 1968 single Time Of The Season by The Zombies.
08-08-2014 22:59 Bones_Shatter
 
3,799 posts
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@ Monday Morning

24-07-2014 21:37 Olivia_Ka
Olivia_Ka
 
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@ The Bridge

Track 1 contains samples of Time Of The Season by The Zombies.
Track 4 contains samples of Jimmy Mack by Martha And The Vandellas.
Track 5 contains samples of Tampin' by The Rhine Oaks.
Track 6 contains samples of I Believe In You (You Believe In Me) by Johnnie Taylor.
Track 7 contains samples of Venus by Frankie Avalon.
Track 9 contains samples of Mr. Lonely by Bobby Vinton and Silly Games by Janet Kay.
Track 11 contains samples of Hey There Lonely Girl by The Softones.
Track 12 contains samples of No Volveré by Gipsy Kings.
10-04-2013 00:37 shaqreia
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@ Fool For You (feat. Cee Lo Green)

both of their voices are simply beautiful i love it i love this song.
18-02-2011 16:05 Smh
 
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@ Fool For You (feat. Cee Lo Green)

hopefully they submit the correct lyrics for this song....smh
05-09-2010 19:25 mammi9
 
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@ Monday Morning

09-05-2010 16:03 keekee32
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@ It Kills Me

itz awesome i luv it
03-05-2010 12:24 idanosh6
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@ Monday Morning

10-12-2009 16:14 idanosh6
idanosh6
 
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@ Give It To Me Right

Beautiful song, she has much talent