New Music: Melody Thornton – ‘P.O.Y.B.L’ [Mixtape]


After keeping her fans patiently waiting, Melody Thornton embarks on her solo career with the release of her debut mixtape P.O.Y.B.L (Piss On Your Black List). The former Pussycat Doll reveals her battles in love, music, and faith on the free release, which incorporates instrumentals from the ’60s and ’70s.

In addition to the single “Sweet Vendetta” and remake of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “No Church in the Wild” (“Lipstick&Guilt”), the 10 tracks consist of five remakes and four originals all written by Melody.

The “soul-pop” offering includes production from Andre Harris (“Smoking Gun”), Church and State (“Sweet Vendetta”), Mark Vinten (“Intro”), and Melody on the self-produced “Hit the Ground Runnin’,” plus a duet with Bobby Newberry on the La Roux cover “Bulletproof.”

Piss On Your Black List has nothing to do with being a rebel or fighting against anything. It has everything to do with fighting for myself,” said Melody. “It’s clever with attitude. It’s kind of funny and gets a strong reaction; all things that, at times, describe my art.”

Stream/download P.O.Y.B.L below.

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  1. Xavier



  2. Shawn152

    I LOVE Hit The Ground Runnin’ !!!!


  3. Imani

    The Bulletproof cover slays the orginal!, <3


    BrIan Reply:

    @Imani, Totally agree with this !!!!


  4. Curtis

    This is dope. The music is pretty fresh, vocals are strong, interesting creative direction and the mixtape title is perfect haha. If she’s naming her debut album “Hit the Ground Album” that’s pretty fitting. Good for her.


  5. Angel is Disquise

    Love Lipstick&Guilt and the cover of Bulletproof works well. Unlike some mix tapes which can be a little ropey in places this is a strong and solid entry. Looking forward to hearing what she does next.


  6. Fa

    This is more than amazing. In todays business where richkids buy success with their mum and dads money we need someone who is young but has seen ups and downs. we need survivors in this business to look up to.
    vacolas are distinctive and strong, 60ies and Motown references work fantastically well with her voice, she has content and sassyness…If she manages to bring sophistication to the visuals she is a done deal.
    I truely am impressed.
    really well done!
    Even Showgirls sing the blues!


  7. HLOVE

    Bulletproff cover gave me goosebumps…
    I also like Lipstick&Guilt and The Ground Runnin. Pluse I also injoy Crazy Mixed Girl part..


  8. dave

    i see we all agree on hit the ground running to be the only outstanding track,the rest are common.i liked bulletproof,and the intro a little bit


  9. WonderLand19

    This is AMAZING!!!!!! She’s in her own lane Soul/Pop!

    The one that got away is sick!Her vocal runs make me smile :)Should be made into a vid!
    Will be jammin to this mixtape allday :D

    New music is getting me hyped!
    Melody Thornton/Teyana Taylor/Elle Varner/Dawn Richard/Leah Labelle and Miguel’s mixtape’s are really sick! LOVE IT!


  10. Michaela

    Yesssss… all that I expected and more. The one that got away is my ish. Gotta love the 60′s vibe, def lovin this 1





  12. Sheen

    Hitting the ground is simply BREATH-TAKING. For some odd reason, I get the feeling a lot of these songs were written with Nicole in mind.


  13. @jenisonC

    OMG! W.H.A.T?!!!! SO GOOOOOOOOD!!!

    REALLY SO AMAZIN!!! Love your power @MelodyThornton!!!


  14. Derrin

    And this chick was in the background of the Pussycat Dolls???? I understand all about getting your foot in the door but damn Melody, this is possibly the best mix tape Ive ever heard, besides Drake’s early stuff. I can’t believe the talent, skill, vocal range, strength, passion that this mix tape possesses. Good job melody. I look forward to your debut solo album…give em hell.


  15. Michaela

    Loving you better is another fave… I love em all


  16. sepsy

    Obsessed with Melody!!


  17. rickyrossybossy

    I mean this could be an album, we have to support and buy her only single available to purchase on iTunes! WOWWWWWWWWW at someone to believe


  18. Yan

    I knew I could expect amazing things from Melody.


  19. Leeeeesh

    This Mixtape is everything… there i can listen to this album straight through and not skip any song.


  20. Dave

    The freaking intro itself KILLED! She SANG DOWNE! I haven’t even heard the whole thing cause I just got home from work, but I’m listening now. LOVE MEL!


  21. Songstress

    OMG You people are giving me chills just from these comments !!!! I am too hype to listen to this mixtape !!!


  22. LaTroy Watson

    ahhhhhh!!!! Love’s it!!! you go Mel!


  23. Idea

    love it
    wanting you and i


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  25. Priscila

    Wow Melody <3 so proud of you <3 Love it <3 My AMAZING MELODY GO MELODY <3


  26. Priscila

    WOW WOW WOW Love it so amazing <3 Go Melody your time <3


  27. Bdon

    Life changing….WTF!!! #BOMB
    Hit the ground running………
    Awesome Mixtape.


  28. BrIan

    This is HOOOOOTTTTTTT !!!!!! Love this girl !
    Melody, you got my support & love. :p


    BrIan Reply:

    @BrIan, This is More than a Mixtape, like an Album ! Should be One !!!


  29. theKID.

    she was always gonna rise above everyone in pussyct dolls, as soon as i heard her voice in “whatcha think bout that” i knew she was better than nicole.


  30. Christopher Ward

    How can I download the whole mixtape and not individual songs one at a time?


  31. Yoyo

    Yooo!This is amazing!Go Melody!


  32. Melanie

    I love all the girls from PCD are coming out with new things; Melody’s vocals are on point. Jessica has some great dance pop stuff and Kimberly has a new band called Her Majesty and the wolves you lot should check them both out. I don’t know why Nicole and the PCD staff slept on such talent but I’m glad we are enjoying it now!!


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  34. TRP

    “Loving You Better” is incredible. Her vocals are so gritty, natural, and raw. I love it.


  35. Giamma


    It’s REAL GOOD!!!


  36. Orlando Silva

    Love you Melody!! This mixtape is BRILLIANT!! Your in your own lane girl, and your about to show the industry your a force to be reckoned with. Much love! xoxo


  37. Shari

    Really Melody, You have to put “Loving You Better” on your album. It’s amazingly phenomenal. The voice, the song, melodies and ranges. I can’t take it off repeat. So pure. Thank you..


  38. Paris LeShea

    It’s FINALLY Melody’s turn to shine! This mixtape is so amazing! The vocals, melodies, and harmonies are so perfect. I have no idea why they wouldn’t let her sing lead in PCD because this chick can BLOW! Sang it, girl!


  39. DANI

    Oh God , I love her then Nicolle , swear ,
    Fuck Up with her Voice


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